Underwater Polo Stick For That Really Slow, Sluggish Bounce
Do you happen to think that pogo sticks are kind of geeky and useless (how much time can you spend hopping around the sidewalk)? Well, here's something that three-ups the geekiness of the polo stick: the Underwater Polo Stick from Hammacher Schlemmer.
So what exactly do we have here? It looks a little like a small version of the Pogo Ball, a toy from the 80s that I remember in the same vein as Skip-It, attached to a T-bar. Hammacher calls it the "only underwater pogo stick", and I have an inkling to why it can claim that title (read: it's not particularly fun or useful).
According to its description, the pogo stick allows you to bounce off of the pool floor and walls "to splash effortlessly in shallower water and bound powerfully through deeper water." While it looks like an inflatable, the ball is actually a rigid ball filled with water. The stick is made from heavy-duty ABS plastic with rubber handles.
Speaking honestly, if I was drowning at the bottom of the pool, I would welcome the darkness before using this thing to propel myself to the surface. Alive or not, I couldn't live with the fact that I floated to the top grasping an underwater polo stick. That just gives me a case of the tremors. If you still don't understand my position, just look at the curly-haired dweebus in the picture and tell me you want to be that guy.
If you can find some fun or use for an underwater pogo stick, mosey on over to H & S and find it for $59.95.