Author Archives: BTAC

Why I Pogo

After breaking endurance records on a pogo stick since 2007, many people continue to ask why I put myself through the strain of boredom and pain. The primary reason, without a doubt, is to help fund-raise for the Scleroderma Research Foundation; a charity dedicated towards researching for a cure. A great friend I met at…

Philadelphia – The City of Brotherly Competition

At the beginning of June in 2015, Casie Merza broke and set the new consecutive bounce record with an astonishing 75,005 bounces; a very impressive feat that takes a great deal of mental fortitude beyond physical endurance to pursue. This accomplishment not only got her in the Guinness World Record books but also a chance…

Pogopalooza 10 – New York, New York

Late spring/early summer is the best time of year. It’s the culmination of playoff hockey followed by the largest pogo event of the year: Pogopalooza This year, Xpogo is looking to go big in the biggest city of America. The masterminds behind this 10th iteration have decided to feature the sport on the biggest stage,…

The Scleroderma Research Foundation: The Search for a Cure

At Pogopalooza 10, throughout the streets of New York City, pogoers from around the world will mock gravity and bend the known laws of physics; Sir Newton will sit up from his grave to take notice. One such pogoer, James Roumeliotis of Bounce to a Cure, will be doing much more than breaking world records….

Reaching New Heights with Flybar

Bounce to a Cure has teamed up with Flybar to smash previous Guinness World Records with style. The Flybar pogo stick company is the manufacturer of one of the most noteble pogos: the Foam Master. The Foam Master is your typical spring pogo meant for kids. This pogo in particular was used by BTAC to…

New Distance World Record

After months of training, the distance record has been beaten. Previously standing at 23.11 miles, James Roumeliotis was able to inch out the record to 23.22 miles. This feat was completed at the annual Pogopalooza event; the world championship of extreme pogo hosted by Xpogo. On July 26th, 2012, World Record Day began at 9:40AM…

Going for the Distance

Capturing the most bounces in a pogo stick marathon in 2007, James Roumeliotis re-broke his own record in 2011. With the record now standing at over 206,000 bounces within a 20-hour window, James has been looking for a new challenge to test his limits. With the help of fellow pogoers at Xpogo, James has realized…

Pogopalooza 9 – Going back to Cali

For this years 9th annual world championship of extreme pogo, Bounce to a Cure and a large number of pogo athletes are heading back to California! The Orange County Fair, located in Costa Mesa, will be hosting the competition beginning on Thursday, July 26th for the World Record Day. This event features a large number…

Pogo World Record Obliteration

The annual extreme pogo world championship this past weekend went off without a hitch; the introduction of a new “World Record” day on which Guinness World Records™ are sent bouncing to all new levels had quite the turnout as well. Showcased at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California, the team at Xpogo pulled…

The Extreme Pogo World Championship is Coming Soon (Where Will You Be?)

Where will you be on Thursday, July 28th 2011? Will you be watching history being made by an extreme pogoer (and Scleroderma Foundation supporter) in California? Or will you just be one of the many who will hear about the world’s largest extreme pogo event on the radio and see it on the news days…