Fred Grzybowski world's top extreme pogo artist
An extreme pogo artist has learned how to leap over cars as he seeks to bring his hobby into the pantheon of extreme sports.
Able to clear eight foot of air on his stick, Fred Grzybowski also holds the world record for the number of consecutive back-flips, which stands at nine.
"I am so keen to push the pogo stick out there as a recognised extreme activity," said Mr Grzybowski, 20, from Los Angeles.
"The technology behind the sticks has improved dramatically in the past decade, so now we are able to make those heights and jumps."
Believed to be the first to combine height, back and front flips, Mr Grzybowski skill is compared with pioneering skateboarder Tony Hawk.
Using heavy duty rubber bands to provide extra lift, he uses a "Flybar' pogo stick, which was created by SBI Enterprises and is capable of launching a 250-pound man five feet in the air.
Mr Grzybowski and his pogo stick are already making a name for themselves outside his native America.
"I was on film pogoing in the film Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium and I hope to do more television and films," he said.
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