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Jiro
02-18-2011, 10:52 AM
So I heard about this brand new craze called sporthocker or hockern or something. It's German, anyway.

Here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsVcMqgQdJo) explaining it all.

When we're reduced to "extreme sitting" for a new sport, I wonder if we're really running out of ideas. Besides, I invented this about 10 years ago when I was too uncoordinated to sit down like a normal person.

Honestly though, I like the stool. I'd buy one of them for those times when you just need to sit.

Bunny
02-18-2011, 11:05 AM
The whole... trick aspect is kinda neat. Calling it a sport is a little overboard.

The creators sound like pretentious douchebags.

Rantz
02-18-2011, 11:07 AM
Yeah but the really advanced moves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsVcMqgQdJo&t=0m29s) are pretty cool

G13
02-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Hock and roll, guys.

Like Bunny said, this looks kind of cool for the trick aspect, but I would feel like a mega-douche to be seen doing it. It's a chair! Why is neatly landing in a sitting position so gratifying? I do that every day at breakfast!

Unbreakable Will
02-18-2011, 04:18 PM
The...the hell?
This reminds me of parkour but with a stool and more douchebaggery. :eep:

Psychotic
02-19-2011, 06:54 PM
You can pretty much tell that any video on YouTube with its own little intro titles is going to be pretentious.

Those types of seat are actually very popular in continental Europe. Well, my experience of continental Europe is mercifully limited to France and Switzerland, but there you go.

Looks like one of the more fun ways to cause severe damage to your spinal column, as opposed to, say, being the only survivor of a brutal car accident. I'm all for it. You go, Germans! You go!

Old Manus
02-19-2011, 11:36 PM
And there was I thinking that all Germans did was dress up in nippleclamps and hang around in bars where people wee on each other

Laddy
02-20-2011, 04:49 AM
The creators sound like pretentious douchebags.
They're German.

Loony BoB
02-20-2011, 01:58 PM
Boy, are Westlife going to love this.

Yar
02-22-2011, 05:09 AM
YouTube - SALZIG - Sporthocker -- ispo BrandNew Awards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsVcMqgQdJo)

but yeah

Freya
02-22-2011, 05:14 AM
I agree with justy