The 7 Best Pogo Balls
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Pogo balls first hit the shelves in 1986 and were an instant hit. They are still popular today among kids and even some adults, who use them for core strength and balance training. If your child is interested in pogo sticks, which can be quite difficult to learn, we suggest trying these bouncing boards as a transition, although helmets and adult supervision are still recommended. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 19, 2020:
The pogo ball, which was actually called the Lolo ball by the two men who invented it in 1967, got its name from toy manufacturer Hasbro who marketed it as the Pogobal (yes, only one "l") in time for Christmas 1986. It has been a popular children's toy ever since and many parents find that it makes a great go-between from hopper balls to pogo sticks.
Pogoing is not without its risks however, so you should be aware of your child's limits, keep them well supervised, and make sure they always wear a helmet. If you think your child might need some initial help learning to hop, it may be prudent to start them on an item like the Kidoozie Foam Jumper until they're ready for the real thing.
We included the Little Tikes 641862 because the interactive and competitive game-playing element is a great way to keep kids exercising for longer.
Items such as the Geospace 11160 come with fitted lights that are activated as you bounce, which is sure to appeal to most young kids and is certainly something the original boards didn't have back in the '80s.
We especially liked the popular Joyslook Lolo Hopper for its robust deck and high weight capacity, and the fancy cosmic design you can come to expect from any toy that evokes a feeling of defying gravity.
Other manufacturers have produced pogo balls that will appeal to teenagers and children over 10 years by using funky graphics and skateboard grip tape on the decks, and some kind of handle for doing grab tricks. This is true of the Slackers Sky Board, which uses bungees, and the Flybar FBTB-G, which has cutouts.