Remember the pogo stick? Ah yes, I remember mine as a kid. That contraption that was a marriage between high-flying fun and a death trap. Yes, I had many an injury as a child on my pogo stick, and today, I don’t see them around anymore until now. A newer company called Vurtego makes pogo sticks, but they’re not your grandmother’s pogo stick, especially they’re latest Vurtego V4 Pro.
The V4 Pro ($420) is a high-tech super-efficient pogo designed for adults, and will propel you over 10-feet in the air. As we said, this isn’t a pogo stick of yesteryear. The company has replaced the metal spring found in traditional pogo sticks with an air spring, providing much greater efficiency, durability and height. This is the future of the pogo, and Vurtego aims to bring back the fun and fitness that only a pogo stick can give you.
Vurtego V4 Pro Design
The Vurtego V4 Pro is made from a sturdy aluminum frame, and it comes in 2 colors, Green and now Blueberry Blast. It’s constructed with a stiff but adjustable air spring, which allows for up to 300lbs of weight. You can adjust the air pressure when you want to jump at low heights or pump the stick up with a regular bicycle pump to a higher pressure to jump higher.
The Vurtego V4 PRO Pogo Stick holds a lot of total air volume, which is enough to create a smooth, soft bounce that gives you a lot of jumping potential. The V4 Pro has a simple design. Inside you’ll find an empty chamber, at the bottom of which is the V4 Air Piston. When you land on the ground, the piston gets pushed up into the cylinder, compressing the air within.
When air gets squeezed into a small space, the molecules accelerate forcing the air to expand. When the air expands it pushes the piston back down to the bottom of the cylinder, which causes you to jump high. While it might seem simple, the mechanics have to be precise to ensure that the V4 Pro holds air properly.
The Vurtego V4 Pro works as advertised. You can take it easy with a low bounce, or you can fly by adjusting the air pressure. The V4 is also a superb cardio exercise, but gentle on the joints and muscles. The smooth transition of jumping up and down minimizes joint stress and hits the entire body. This is a big contrast to running, where you’re knees and other joints are constantly taxed. While your legs take on the heavy lifting, your core and heart will also benefit immensely, and you can choose you’re own intensity level, which is great for beginners.
The Vurtego V4 Pro is a bit salty on the price side at $420, but then again, you’re talking about an aircraft-quality machine, that will withstand years and years of use, and the convenience of adjusting the air pressure and springs is a really great bonus. Vurtego also sells the regular V4 at $390, which is almost the same as the Pro, except it doesn’t hold as much air, and it’s for smaller riders.
The V4 Pro’s powerful and stable construction allows almost anyone to use it, young and old, small and large, athletic or novice.
Available in small (4’8″-5’5″), medium (5’6″-5’11”) and large (6′ and up), you can purchase the V4 or V4 Pro through Vurtego’s website here. All products come with a one-year warranty.