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Flybar 800 Pogo Stick

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  • The Flybar 800 has an elevation potential of over 4 feet--dramatically greater than any pogo on the market
  • Appropriate for ages 12 and up--supports rider weight from 80-180 pounds
  • New Stowable Adjustment tool refuses to get lost--Ultra-fast, single pin piston adjustment
  • Based on a one-of-a-kind, patented, fully adjustable elastometric spring system
  • One-year warranty
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Product Description

Product Description

The Flybar 800 weighs 11+ lbs, approximately half of what the Flybar 1200 weighs, and is 30% less bulky than the Flybar 1200. Substantial height attainability of over 4 feet. Great for both boys, girls, men and women. Non skid rubber tip. One pin (quick) piston adjustment for 3 different settings. User friendly and easy to adjust. Flybar 800 test jumpers rave about how smooth and quiet the ride is, with substantially no or extremely low impact on their knees.

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By replacing the steel spring of a traditional pogo stick with a patented system of rubber spring elements, the pogo has been reinvented for the 21st century by the Flybar 800. This revolutionary, gravity-defying device can propel you four feet into the air, thanks to the eight heavy-gauge elastomer rubber "thruster" rods--which are specially formulated to stretch up to 300 percent. The spring system can be fine-tuned to reflect any jumper's skill level, body weight and goals.

In addition to being a screaming good time, the Flybar 800 is also ideal for building balance, strength and endurance with a truly inspirational and challenging workout. Its body is constructed of high-strength, reinforced aluminum and it features sure-grip handlebars and foot pegs that let you stick every bounce perfectly. Designed for ages 12 and older, it supports riders from 80 to 180 pounds. Wear a helmet and use only with adult supervision.

Adjusting the Flybar to Suit Your Weight



Choose to engage up to 12 rubber thrusters to determine the force of your bounce.
The Flybar is equipped with 12 thrusters--the rubber rods anchored to the lower mount. The top end of each thruster is designed to be hooked--or "engaged"--onto the upper mount in order to power the Flybar. By choosing how many thrusters to engage, you determine the force of the Flybar bounce. It's recommended that you start by engaging one thruster per twenty pounds of weight (i.e., if you weigh 160 lbs., engage eight out of the 12 thrusters). If you engage too many thrusters for your weight/ability, you'll encounter too much resistance. If you engage too few, you'll be able to bottom out (i.e., push the foot pegs to the ground) without even tapping your full strength. The ideal setting should allow you to nearly bottom out while jumping with your full strength.

Which Piston Length is Right for You?



Quickly adjust the piston to achieve a peak bounce height.
Piston Length can be set in nine positions, from seven inches to eighteen inches. Generally, the longer you set the piston, the higher you'll bounce. That's because most people can achieve a peak bounce height (measured from the foot-pegs to the ground) that's twice the piston length. In other words: if the piston is set at 12 inches, you'll end up with your feet 24 inches above the ground during a peak bounce. For novices, we recommend a shorter piston length for greater control, although even advanced users may prefer a shorter piston length for certain tricks or precision maneuvers.

About the Flybar
Since his first boyhood bounces on a pogo stick, pro skateboarder Andy Macdonald had a passion for the elevation, exhilaration, and pure fun that the pogo offered. Even though Andy went on to become the world's top-ranked skateboarder (a title he still holds today), he never lost the desire to revisit that rush he knew as a young boy on his pogo. However, no product substantial enough to support the weight, strength, and demands of a world-class athlete existed. So in the summer of 2000, Andy embarked on an effort to find a manufacturing partner that could deliver on his vision for this next-generation product.



Pro skateboarder Andy Macdonald's boyhood dream leaps into reality.
Irwin Arginsky, president of SBI Enterprises, had shared that same vision and goal but for an even longer time. SBI Enterprises has been manufacturing pogo sticks since 1918 and developed a reputation as the industry leader. In fact, the company is the original holder of the Hansburg Pogo patents. Although SBI experienced steady success over the years, Mr. Arginsky continually searched for an opportunity to develop a product that would bring the "excitement of elevation" to a new level.

It was this common quest for a product that could elevate adults as well as children to new levels and in new ways that ultimately led to the unlikely partnership between Andy Macdonald and SBI Enterprises.

After countless meetings and false leads, Macdonald was about to abandon his quest, frustrated by the futility of his efforts to find a sporting goods manufacturer willing and able to develop this new product--until August 10, 2001. On that date, Macdonald spotted a story in The Wall Street Journal on the fad of newfangled pogos on the market, ones that included bells and whistles but lacked any new technology or capabilities. SBI's Irwin Arginsky was quoted in the article, making reference to a new technology that would revolutionize the concept of bouncing. Arginsky's goal: To create a new product category--not just a new fad.



Enjoy the view!.
Macdonald quickly contacted Arginsky, who eagerly offered to share the beta prototype of a patented elastomeric spring system that was mobile like a pogo and could clear heights of over 5 feet, with a bounce that felt like a trampoline. After testing the system in a secret meeting with Arginsky in the shadow of the 2001 Gravity Games, Macdonald was convinced this was the real deal. A partnership was born as the two businessmen and visionaries agreed to collaborate in developing and marketing the product known today as the Flybar 1200 model. But there was much work to be done.

With the market flooded at the time with pogo sticks that made promises they could not deliver, this team knew their product had to withstand the skeptics and truly earn respect. For three years, SBI and its development team of engineers, designers, and manufacturing experts collaborated with Macdonald to translate the patented system into a product capable of mass production and that met the exacting demands of Macdonald and Arginsky. After investing more than a million dollars and innumerable labor-hours, testing multiple prototypes, and resisting temptations to rush to market, the Flybar is now available in two models.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 6 inches ; 18 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 16.5 pounds
  • ASIN: B000G1C99S
  • Item model number: 800
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,330 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Important Information

Safety Warning
Helmet and protective gear must be worn (not included). Read instruction manual before using.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Ahhh, the ridicule I get for writing a few pogo stick reviews... but these things really are fun.

I find that the best pogo stick reviews and discussions can be found at the xpogo website forum. You'll find comments from people who have tested all the pogo sticks and provided honest, critical feedback. So take a look at recent reviews at xpogo before buying any pogo stick.

I own a Flybar 1200, which I love (See my review). If I was in the market for another pogo stick, I'd check out Vurtego, Motostik, and Power Pogo products, among others.

At xpogo, there's a long thread on the Flybar 800, with reasonable reviews starting around Sept 20, 2006. The 800 seems to be great if you are under 120-135 Lbs. I'm a bit over that, which means that it isn't for me, unfortunately. The 800 is smaller and lighter than the Flybar 1200, which reportedly makes it more controllable. There was a problem with surgical-tubing-like bands ("thrusters") breaking which may be under control. Flybar (SBI) offers remarkably good customer service, so they are likely to address any problems you have.

Keep in mind that pogo sticks have changed since the old days. The new technologies are actually kind've interesting. The Motostik has a spring, and is reminiscent of the Master and GG sticks of the old days. It is pretty quiet, which might be a plus. The FB 1200 and 800 use elastomere "thrusters" that provide a sling-shot like bounce. The Vurtego and Power Pogo products feel a bit like a rubber ball bouncing. You adjust them as if you were inflating a ball. So if you want to drop big $$ on a pogo stick, take a look at what is out there. There's a very, very good chance you'll choose a Flybar, but be aware of your options.
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My son saved his allowance and did extra work so that he could purchase this. When finally he saved enough, we ordered and he loved it immediately. It does bounce very high (but not scary high)and the ride seems smooth. He wanted me to write a very positive review the very next day so that everyone would know what a great product it was.

However, within two days a thruster broke. We contacted the manufacturer who gladly replaced it with not only one thruster but TWELVE. Wow, I thought, how generous. It quickly became apparent why they sent so many out--they break very, VERY easily. At least six of ours have broken in less than a month. At this rate the life expectancy of this pogo stick is extremely limited, and we are very disappointed.

This product is fun for a day, and then it starts to break. Not worth the $200.
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State-of-the-art technology and years of research have led to the Flybar 800, an ultra-high performance pogo stick / trampoline hybrid.

Having managed the Flybar Demo Team for the past year, I thought I would give you a preview of the newly released Flybar 800. Our team has gotten to know the product line and its potential very well, as we have been bouncing on the Flybar 1200 for almost two years now and have had the opportunity to test the Flybar 800 over the past few months. The team loves the 1200 for its smooth bounce and big air potential, so we were excited to see the same technology made available for our smaller, younger team members.

When Flybar handed us the first product sample of the Flybar 800, we were blown away. Not only did the Flybar 800 bring the smooth bounce and durability we loved in the Flybar 1200, its reduced form factor allowed younger and smaller riders to `enjoy the view'. The flagship Flybar 1200 will still be the preferred stick for adults and advanced jumpers, with a suggested weight range of 120 - 250 lbs. But the Flybar 800 is smaller than the 1200, and has the same adjustability features of its predecessor (the spring tension and the pedal height are easily adjustable to accommodate rider weight and skill level) This makes it the ideal entry-level high-performance pogo for younger male riders and women of all ages. We have had 12 year old kids and their parents bouncing side by side on the Flybar 800, which has a weight capacity of 80-180 pounds.

Ever since the release of the Flybar 1200, the most common request was for a Flybar that would be better suited for riders that weighed less than 120 lbs., which is exactly what the 800 delivers. It has been great to see the Flybar 800 reach new people.
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By ifmpeb on January 5, 2007
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Great pogo stick. bought for child that is 14. Lots of fun and great workout. Goes about 4 feet so need to be careful they will get hurt at times but no more than bike or skateboard. company customer service is great. Called up because rubber cap on pogo stick was coming apart. They sent me overnight new cap and nice t shirt for the trouble. Cannot beat that. Most warranty places put you through the ringer. Great stick and a lot of fun. By the way it looks good to.
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A Kid's Review on December 17, 2006
I recently purchased the flybar 800 and was blown away by its durability and its strength. I"ll admit that i handle products very roughly however, i haven't had a single problem. I am a skateboarder so naturally i want to do tricks on it. From backflips to barspins you name it. The flybar 800 can do it all. In fact i like the flybar 800 even more than it's companion the flybar 1200. The flybar 800 is lighter, smaller, and quieter. But dont get me wrong i reccomend both. Do not get this product for children under the age of 10 because it can be quite dangerous. SO use it respectfully and responsibly!
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