A Peek at Its History
The history of pom poms can be traced back to mid 1930s when universities and high schools
began to use them. Jim Hazzlewood copyrighted and created the first cheerleader pom poms.
The pom poms he created back then were made out of crepe paper and were seen to be very
fragile as strands of it fall out during cheers and if ever there was rain or storm, its colors
would wear off leaving marks on the cheerleaders hands.
When 1965 came, Fred Gastoff invented the vinyl version of pom poms and then was later on
introduced to different universities and high school squads. Unlike its crepe paper
predecessors, vinyl pom poms are lighter in weight with various choices of handles and
batons that can be inserted to the pom poms itself. Choices of colors became endless with
vinyl and one can even suggest a specific design to personalize it. Vinyl pom poms also come
in different sizes nowadays.
Aside from pom poms, cheerleaders are also using cheer balls. Cheer balls are said to be
smaller in diameter and have a thousand strands making it a perfect tool for cheering.
Though pom poms are still young compared to other cheerleading tools, many have grown to
love it, making it a part of a culture that is always active and always on the go to cheer for
what they believe is the best team.
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