What are the dimensions and weight of each size?
Large – 6′ – 6’6″ (182cm – 198cm) | 11lbs (5kg)
Model comparizon- V4 vs V4 Pro.
The V4 Pro takes all of the designs put into the V4 and then adds two new benefits. The V4 Pro has a slide shaft with a stroke that is 2” longer than the V4. This longer slide shaft provides extra boost for jumping even higher or landing from greater heights – like when you jump off of something tall. The V4 Pro also has a bushing with about 78% less surface area for less friction. On top of that, the bushing has pockets drilled into it that enable you to add your own lubricant. Once lubricant is added, the bushing will then self-lubricate the shaft while you bounce, providing an even smoother bounce. This bushing coupled with the longer slide shaft make the V4 ideal for serious riders or those looking to get the best we have to give.
The V4 Pro Pogo Stick is everything the V4 Pogo Stick is plus a bit more. There are three differences:
- It’s green compared to the white V4.
- The V4 Pro has a reduced friction, mod-ready bushing. With about 78% less friction than the V4 bushing, it’s smoother right out of the box. We also put ‘lube pockets’ into the bushing so that you can add your own lubricant, which gets trapped between the shaft and bushing, creating a self-lubricated shaft…and an even smoother ride.
- The V4 Pro has two additional inches of slide shaft stroke, which come into play when trying to do tricks, jump high, or jump off of things.
The Pro is geared more to the people who are interested in doing tricks, however, it’s smoother overall bounce makes it better for just about any situation—once you get over the fact that it’s 2” higher off the ground.
Are the parts replaceable? Where can I get replacement parts?
We realize that they go through quite a beating out there in the field. Some people really abuse the heck out of them, and every single component might need to be replaced at some point or another. Because of that, we made sure to design the stick so that everything can be interchangeable quickly and cost effectively.
Replacement parts are available on our website. All parts on the V4 can be quickly replaced at home without the need for sending the pogo stick in for repair.
How do I pump it up?
How long will the V4 hold air for?
If you’re using, say 60 psi and aren’t doing a bunch of crazy tricks, you can probably jump on the same air for a week. If you’re doing a bunch of tricks, however, you’ll probably want to adjust the air pressure up and down for the different stuff that you do.
With a low air pressure, you might need to pump the V4 up daily. With a really low pressure (30 psi and below) you might need to pump the V4 up on a daily basis.
How much air should I pump the V4 up to?
What are the weight requirements?
If you weigh 60 pounds and are pretty dang athletic to jump on the V4. However, there will be a slow air leak. In general, the more air pressure you put into the pogo stick the better it holds. 30psi is threshold where it will tend to leak air when bouncing because there just isn’t enough pressure to form a strong seal. At 60 pounds, you’d probably only use about 18 psi. When using a low psi, every single unit of air matters. 15 psi is almost 20 % less air than 18 psi. You will probably have to refill the stick with a few pumps of air every 20 minutes or so. This will go away as you get heavier and start to use more air.
If you weigh 50 pounds and are really really athletic, you MIGHT be ok on our V4, although we wouldn’t recommend it.
There will definitely be a bit of an air leak. In general, the more air pressure you put into the pogo stick the better it holds. 30psi is threshold where it will tend to leak air when bouncing because there just isn’t enough pressure to form a strong seal. At 50 pounds, you’d probably only use around 13 psi and would need to refill the stick every 10-15 minutes. This would get better and better as you grow.
The pogo stick also weighs 10 pounds, so it would be ⅕ of your bodyweight. It would move you as much as you’d move it.
How does it collapse for transport mode?
What kind of safety gear do you recommend?
THINGS YOU NEED:
Helmets are a must. No matter what! Even when you’re only two feet off the ground you have the potential to very seriously injure yourself if you fall in just the right way.
When looking for a helmet, make sure it’s CSPC Certified. That basically means it’ll definitely save your noggin if you hit it.
Also, any time you take a hard fall and hit your head, it’s time for a new helmet. They are a one and done deal. The foam inside of the helmet cracks and won’t provide the same level of protection again. Many people don’t know that.
Close-toed shoes are essential. They’re like helmets for your feet. Try to jump with sandals, and you’re likely to end up with some bloody toes…and maybe a pinky toe that sticks out sideways.
Gloves can help if you suffer from super sweaty hands (SSH). If you have clammy palms you may want to consider some aftermarket grips or some gloves.
Elbow pads aren’t really needed. It’s not too likely that you’ll fall on your elbows.
Knee Pads don’t generally provide much protection. Unless you’re doing some new trick that puts you in an awkward position in the air, you probably won’t be landing on your knees.
Shin Guards can be helpful for the younguns that are learning to do commitment tricks like barspins. If you miss the pegs and catch a shin, they will save some skin.
There are some common sense rules to follow when it comes to using our pogo sticks. Our safety page discusses the different things you should NOT do. Follow those rules, and you shouldn’t have to worry too much about getting injured.
Stick Maintenance - Cleaning
Unscrew the bolts from the bottom and pull the entire peg assembly out of the pogo stick. I usually do this by holding the cylinder and slamming the tip on the ground. If you do that a few times the pegs should pop out of the cylinder. Step on the pegs and pull on the cylinder to get the peg assembly out of the cylinder.
Clean the piston and seal thoroughly with a rag or paper towel.
Inspect the o-ring on the piston to make sure there are no scratches. If there are, it should be replaced.
Hand tighten the piston as much as possible. It sometimes unscrews itself over time. If you have a thick rubber band, put that around the piston to get extra traction for screwing it on.
Wipe down the inside of the cylinder (we use an old sock or some rags tied to a broom handle—very high tech, I know). Clean the shock absorber, the shaft, and anything else that’s dirty.
Re-lubricate it by putting the lube inside the cylinder (above the breather holes, if possible) – Vaseline and Baby Oil Gel are typical favorites (I particularly like Baby Oil Gel because it’s a little thicker and makes your stick smell like a field of flowers). Another one that’s becoming popular is White Lithium Grease.
Pop the pegs back into the cylinder, and put it back together like so: finger tighten each bolt around the bottom so that all are lightly in place. Then tighten a bolt on one side. Flip the pogo stick around 180 and tighten the opposite side. Turn 90 degrees and repeat the process until all the screws are in place.
Fill the pogo stick to 40psi.
Set the seal by smacking the pogo stick down onto the bounce pad at an angle. At first, you might hear a few air puffs escaping. Rotate the pogo stick and repeat until no more air escapes.
Set the air pressure to your preferred bouncing pressure and get back on it.
How often do I have to perform an oil change?
How often do I need to add lubricant?
If you don’t lube the stick for a really long period of time (like a year or more) the o-ring might eventually wear down and need to be replaced. Not a big deal at all. More importantly, if you don’t add lube it’ll drain out of the stick or even turn into a sticky grease. Either way, the bounce will slow down and take a lot more effort. Keeping the stick lubed will make the ride much easier and more fun.