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    Freeride Pogo.....

    The robitics folks at Carnegie Mellon University created a super pogo-stick by replacing the springs with a composite bow. I see pogo-freehopping on the horizon

    http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/%7Ebowgo/index.html

    Wonder if the spring could be modifed to also work with big hit bikes. perhaps we could combine trials and hucking to create hucker-bouncing?

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    Yeah - but will it take 8' drops to flat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Yeah - but will it take 8' drops to flat?
    I think I read on the site not recommended for flat drops over 7 feet 11 3/4 inches...Yeah it will pretty much self destruct at 8
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    I think Andy Macdonald invented something similiar but used big bungee cords. Pretty sure they sell on amazon.

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    andy mac

    yea the one andy helped create is also on www.mtbz.com (good site for mountain borads etc)...last time i was there it didnt have a pic up but they might now.

    and they have some cheap price on some protective gear...just incase your on a budget and foam and duck tape ain't cutting it no more.

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    reminds me of those poweriser stilts

    http://poweriser.net/

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    If they made a 'freeride' pogo I would so be all over it. Back in the day me and some friends used to do extreme pogoing, it was wicked hella tight untill I got to heavy and snapped my ride. I remember I was jumping off a loading dock and it just self combusted.
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    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    on jackass they did an "extreme pogo" thing. pretty cool episode

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    Quote Originally Posted by haxormachine
    The robitics folks at Carnegie Mellon University created a super pogo-stick by replacing the springs with a composite bow. I see pogo-freehopping on the horizon

    http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/%7Ebowgo/index.html

    Wonder if the spring could be modifed to also work with big hit bikes. perhaps we could combine trials and hucking to create hucker-bouncing?

    Anton
    My kid throws down mad on the "Pogo."

    No handers, one handers, whips, tweaks, one footers, no footers. step ups, step downs, bar humps, WCH even helped him, do a backflip the other day.

    FreePogo is coming...My kid will be the "Godfather of FreePogo"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roaming Oregon
    My kid throws down mad on the "Pogo."

    No handers, one handers, whips, tweaks, one footers, no footers. step ups, step downs, bar humps, WCH even helped him, do a backflip the other day.

    FreePogo is coming...My kid will be the "Godfather of FreePogo"
    I would keep my kid away from WCH...that guy will have him jumping cars on the freeway

    funny thing you know it is true.

    WCH: " ok just take your time and jump over these cars. Real easy...man-up now
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Here's the one Andy Mac helped make:
    http://www.flybar.com/pages/index.html

    My buddy had a pogo as a kid. We got it taken away when his hand slipped out and it knocked him in the chin. After he got back from the dentist it went in the trash

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