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Flybar - A Pogo Stick on Steroids

By: Kellie K. Speed

If you remember the days of the pogo stick then you'll be thrilled to learn of the latest invention called the Flybar. 
The Flybar 1200 unit is their first flagship model designed for users to reach heights of up to five feet.  Safety is obviously an important precaution and it is advisable that all users wear a helmet when jumping.  
Flybar is the product of champion American skateboarder Andy Macdonald and MIT-trained physicist Bruce Middleton.  They invented the product to give users a feel for jumping on a trampoline but with a pogo type stick. 
Once you get used to jumping on the Flybar, you will be able to experience the same sensation of flying five feet in the air.  Pogo sticks have been around for more than 80 years and it's no wonder their popularity has remained throughout the decades. 
The Flybar 1200, which is often called a pogo stick on steroids, can be adjusted to your specific body weight (up to 250 pounds) as well as terrain.  The electrometric (rubber-like, which replaces the steel spring in traditional pogo sticks) spring system encourages users to get an optimum workout while having fun doing it.
It will be surprising when you discover the only thing that will hinder you to fly higher is your courage.  After a few practice jumps, and understanding how the unit works, you will be able to soar into the air with unparalleled ease.
This spring, Flybar will be introducing its second model, the Flybar 800 for less adventurous riders.  The 800 model can propel riders up to four feet into the air and is designed for smaller riders 80 to 180 pounds.  The Flybar 800 model features the same design as the 1200 with its unique award-winning spring system.  This model is entirely adjustable, like the 1200, and weighs in at a super light 12 pounds.
The Flybar is highly addictive even though you may look a bit foolish at first try.  After a few months, you might even shock yourself when you do a backflip, barspin or simply excel to a height of five feet!
The Flybar 1200 retails for $379.99 and the Flybar 800 will hit stores for $249.99.  For more information on Flybar, visit

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Kellie K. Speed is a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been published in various publications including The Boston Globe, Cahners’ Industrial Distribution and Graphic Arts Monthly magazines and Reno Air Approach.

Kellie has reviewed numerous first-class hotels and travel destinations, including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Bermuda and Mexico, to name a few. She has also traveled internationally to Ireland, England, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Next year, she is planning a trip to Tahiti.

Since she is from Massachusetts, she will be providing reviews of local restaurants for Travel-Watch.

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