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"Hang-glide pogo stick" (not the parasol idea): rather
standing on the pogo stick, you are suspended under it
from an elastic cable with a bungee harness. The stick or
rather bow, curves to the ground behind - and over and
The "stick" would be more of a "bow" - So maybe
should be called BowGo.
Once you are high up in the air, by holding another cable
connected close to the Sbogo's ground contact, you can
yank it into the air and send it in any direction, or just
enjoy bouncing high in one place.
An improvement would be to have a double bow, so that
you could "jump walk" with a single bow in each hand.
a. Devices for keeping the bow at hand: Your harness is
connected to the bow with an O ring, or connected to a
"bowstring" to keep you close.
b. Devices for allowing this to be extremely lightweight:
Make the bow itself be the spring. Or have the bow with
a path along its back leading an elastic cable, so that it's
on google docs [pashute, Apr 11 2011]
||like spiderman? not picturing this.
||I can almost picture it with a flexible bow... but I'm with [dent]: more details plx.
||Take a giant bow (from a bow and arrow). Relax
tension on the bowstring. Hang a harness tied to
the top of the bowstring. Tie a rope to the
of the bow string, and hold it in your hand.
||The bow reaches from your feet to the above your
head, arching behind you. Start po-going. (Nothing
to do with [po]).
||The original idea uses a bow that is only slightly
elastic or could even be rigid. The elasticity would
come from the harness-suspending rope.
||Should be easy to make as a toast.
||[+] nice diagram... but if the harness is suspended elastically then you're going to be bashing your head on the bow all the time... how'bout a pole instead, with a universal joint at the top where it connects to the bow.