Saturday July 20th

• High Jump
• Tech Freestyle
• Big Air Freestyle Qualifiers

Sunday July 21st

• Big Air Freestyle Finals
• Best Trick
• 15 & under Bounce Off

Saturday July 20th

• High Jump
• Tech Freestyle
• Big Air Freestyle Qualifiers

Sunday July 21st

• Big Air Freestyle Finals
• Best Trick
• 15 & under Bounce Off

Pogopalooza is returning to Xpogo HQ in Wilkinsburg, PA at Community Forge.
The event will be two days of top notch pogo competition, and fun for the whole family with a free jump area to try out pogo sticks of all sizes as well as a 15 and under bounce off! Additionally we’ll be broadcasting all of the action via live stream to our YouTube channel so any fans who can’t make the pilgrimage don’t miss out. More info coming soon!

Register to Compete or Volunteer!

Want to compete in one (or more!) of the competitions at Pogopalooza? Give us a little information about yourself and sign up here. Registration is required to compete at Pogopalooza. If you simply wish to attend the event as an observer – just show up, the event is free to attend!

The Competitions

Big Air Freestyle

The main competition at Pogopalooza World Championships, Freestyle is an open park run, where athletes will bounce across obstacles, stringing together tricks and lines to impress judges and land a top score.

Tech
Freestyle

We’re bring it back for the spring stick lovers out there. An extremely difficult discipline to master, Tech is a precise fast paced run based competition where riders will push the limits of their balance on steel spring pogo sticks.

High
Jump

The classic pogo competition where riders are challenged to jump over a higher and higher bar, being eliminated if unsuccessful in three attempts.

Best
Trick

Riders go head to head for 30 minutes to throw down the craziest, most innovative single trick they can. After 15 minutes the pool of riders is cut down to ten as the stakes go up.

15 & Under Bounce-Off

Kids 15 years old and younger compete to see who can bounce the longest. Each half hour the difficulty increases – bouncing with one hand, bouncing with no hands – Last person bouncing wins!

Pogopalooza 2018

FAQ

THE EVENT

Does Pogopalooza Cost Money?

Nope! Pogopalooza is 100% free to attend.

There will be food and merchandise for sale both days.

Where Is The Event?

Pogopalooza will be held at the Xpogo Headquarters at Community Forge in Wilkinsburg, PA

1256 Franklin Ave, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Limited onsite parking.  Street parking available, just please don’t block our neighbor’s driveways!

When Is The Event?

Friday, July 19th
Riders Day (Not open to the public)
Pogo Athletes are welcome to come test out the park and practice their competition runs

Saturday, July 20th
Gates Open 12:30pm
Events From 1 pm – 5 pm (High Jump, Tech Freestyle, Big Air Qualifiers)

Sunday, July 21st
Gates Open 12:30pm
Events From 1 pm – 5 pm (Big Air Finals, Best Trick, 15 & Under Bounce Off)

Is This An Event For All Ages?

Absolutely! In addition to the main competition there will be activities for all ages!

Anyone can try out a pogo stick in the free jump area, and there will be a 15 and under bounce off where kids can compete to see who can pogo the longest.

Can I Compete In The Event?

Registration for the event is open to all Extreme Pogo athletes. If you fall into this category, you can register at http://xpogo.com/pogopalooza/registration/

Kids 15 and under can compete in the Bounce Off on Sunday July 21st – just sign up at the info booth the day of the event.

Can I Try And Buy Pogo Sticks At The Event?

Absolutely! Pogo Sticks from FLYBAR, VURTEGO, and NSG will be available on-site for anyone to try out and purchase at the cheapest prices of the year. All you need to do is sign a waiver!

I Want To Volunteer, or my Friends/Family Want To. What Should They Do?

Feel free to register for the event with the same“Register to Compete” form, just click YES under “Are You Interested in Volunteering”

Xpogo staff will reach out to you with more info, and all volunteers will receive a free event t-shirt!

Should I Come Both Days or Just One?

The first day – July 20th – will feature more athletes and calmer qualifier competitions, along with the incredible High Jump comp. On July 21st, those that made it through from the day before will compete in the Main Event (Big Air Finals) and everyone will close out the day with the Best Trick comp. It’s up to you how much pogo action you’d like to take in!

ATHLETES ATTENDING

Can I Practice On The Park?

Show up on Friday for Riders Day to get in some practice runs (and to get coerced into helping with the remaining set up) 

As An Athlete, What Do I Need To Bring?

Required Items:
• Helmet
• Your Pogo Stick
• If You’re Under 18, A Signed Waiver By Your Legal Guardian, Or Your Legal Guardian!

Nice To Have Things:
• Spare Pogo Parts
• Tools
• Water Bottle / Hydration Source

* We will have an air compressor in the athlete lounge, so you don’t even need to worry about bringing a pump!

What If I Bail And Get Hurt?

If you bail during a competition and are unable to complete it, you will not get a re-do!

If you bail and are hurt(!) there will be EMTs on-site to treat any minor injuries, and if it’s a major one, they’ll get you to the hospital

How Is The Competition Judged?

High Jump – Try to get over the heights, with the least number of attempts – Judges will determine what counts as an attempt, a non-attempt and a successful landing

Best Trick – Athletes will jam for 15 minutes, and then the Judges will select 10 competitors to continue attempts one-by-one. Athletes that landed a trick in the first 15 minutes are still qualified to podium.

Freestyle (Big Air + Tech) – 5 judges will submit scores: 50% style, 50% skill. These scores will be averaged, dropping the highest and lowest score. There’s the potential to lose 10 points for bails (5 per bail).

15 & Under Bounce-Off – Just keep jumping! Last person left bouncing wins. At the 30 minute mark we increase the stakes to bouncing with 1 hand,  then at the hour mark to bouncing with no hands!

For full details, check out the official judging criteria:  Pogopalooza 2019 – Judging & Rule Book

TRAVEL + LODGING

I'm Traveling in, What's The Best Way To Get There?

The event will take place at 1256 Franklin Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 

DRIVING? Pittsburgh is at the center convergence of I-79, I-279 and I-376

BUS? Megabus and Greyhound both run to Pittsburgh from many cities. Both stops are downtown Pittsburgh.

TRAIN? Amtrak Station is located in downtown Pittsburgh, next to the Port Authority.

AIRPORT? PIT is the Pittsburgh International Airport. Getting from the Airport to Braddock is easiest via Taxi (~$45 – 50), however there is a bus that takes you to Downtown Pittsburgh (28X), and then you can transfer to the 61A or 61C.

Where Should I Stay?

There are no XPOGO hotel blocks, but here are some nearby hotels. Check out Airbnb as a good alternative! Reach out to other pogoers and try to share rooms / book an airbnb together to cut down on costs.

Comfort Inn Conference Center
699 Rodi Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235
https://www.choicehotels.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/comfort-inn-hotels/pa354

Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh E – Waterfront Dr
658 East Waterfront Drive Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120
http://www.hiexpress.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/munhall/pitwf/hoteldetail

Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Waterfront-West Homestead
301 West Waterfront Drive, West Homestead, Pennsylvania, 15120
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-and-suites-pittsburgh-waterfront-west-homestead-PITWHHX/index.html

OTHER FUN THINGS

What Food Will Be Available On Site?

There will be a food truck on site both days of the event. Specific Food Trucks TBD

Can I Get My Hands On Some Xpogo Merch?

You betcha! There will be the official Pogopalooza event shirt, as well as a few other exclusive xpogo shirts, stickers, etc. available for sale. 

Wait, I Have More Questions... who should I ask?

Reach out to Xpogo at info@xpogo.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP.