Magazine article USA TODAY

Boing! Boing! (What's New?)

Magazine article USA TODAY

Boing! Boing! (What's New?)

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* Call it nostalgia, retro, or second childhood, but dimly remembered toys of yesterday are making a comeback. A couple of years ago, high-tech scooters became all the rage. What's next? Well, Razor USA LLC, Cerritos, Calif., who brought you those scooters, suggests it just may be time for the pogo stick.

Distributed by Hammer-Pac, Inc., New York, Airgo is slickly engineered in gleaming stainless steel with an air-powered built-in pump to boost riders to exhilarating heights. Designed to fold down to a compact 8" x 22" for easy transport, it opens to reveal a deck for the feet that can support up to 220 pounds and adjustable handlebar height to accommodate the long and the short with equal ease. Tightly welded and with well-constructed grips and bottom cup to absorb shock, this is no mere cheapo toy.

If you prefer moving vertically instead of horizontally or have a long-suppressed wish to be a kangaroo, the Airgo pogo stick can be found in sporting goods and toy stores for a suggested $79. …

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