I’ve never been fleet of foot and always lost the field day 100-yard dash races. I dominated field day Hippity Hop races though. I was a damned Hippity Hop riding savant. I once got half way done with a Hippity Hop race back in grade school before I hopped on my shoe and lost it. I turned around to put my shoe back on and still took second place. If there were a pro racing league for Hippity Hoppers, I’d be in it.
The downside to the Hippity Hop was a short lifespan when used outdoors. Sharp objects on the ground would pop them easily. I think this awesome Cthulhu Hopper Ball might live longer. It has a plush Cthulhu wrapped around the outside to pad your bum and make the ball look adorably evil.
It might also pad the impact a bit when you are forced to beat down your brother using a Hippity Hop, which I happen to have a bit of experience with as well. The handles on the ball offer good grip and make a surprisingly good blunt force object if you need to throw down after a tight race with too much pushing from your competitors or when your brother eats all the cookies. Get yours at ThinkGeek for $39.99(USD).