pesco — 2014-05-13T11:55:12-04:00 — #1
waetherman — 2014-05-13T12:35:22-04:00 — #2
Okay, one probably has to be hyper macho to even try some of this crazy stuff, and it's definitely amazing what they're able to do with it, but c'mon guys - it's a pogo stick. It's just not ever going to be cool.
wrecksdart — 2014-05-13T12:45:48-04:00 — #3
Oh, I thought they were on the standard monetization trend:
1) Niche activity develops via bearded men with scarves and "ironic" t-shirts
2) Someone involved in the activity dies via said activity
3) New t-shirts and stickers paper community: "Remember [dead hipster]"
4) Video produced of "extreme" activity being performed
5) Activity sponsored by "trendy" corporation (Volcom/Vans/RCVA/etc), equipment required by activity produced in tiers of quality with highest tier at least 10x lowest tier cost.
schwaman — 2014-05-13T13:09:52-04:00 — #4
6) boring people sit at home and write about other people doing exciting things.
pixleshifter — 2014-05-13T13:22:08-04:00 — #5
This is seriously cool. Methinks Jackhammer Jill needs to get in on some of this action.
mconahan — 2014-05-13T14:44:28-04:00 — #6
It's all about the adrenaline man… and the oxytocin.
franko — 2014-05-13T15:10:02-04:00 — #7
it really seems to me that a helmet isn't going to be much help in this situation, especially when there's no other padding involved anywhere else.
walterplinge — 2014-05-13T15:19:18-04:00 — #8
I wonder if it's some fundamental part of human nature to try to lessen the accomplishments of others. I guess people unwilling to do anything themselves need to remind everyone else of the purity of their inaction.
bhorn12000 — 2014-05-13T20:10:12-04:00 — #9
Very cool. These pogo sticks are much better than the sticks we had when I was a kid. If I recall right, anyone over about 75 pounds would just sit there and maybe bounce an inch or two. These guys definitely have far less concern than I do about possible injuries. I am kinda surprised that they don't at least have the kind of knee and elbow pads I see on skateboarders. Still very cool to watch though.
schwaman — 2014-05-13T20:44:51-04:00 — #10
That is the most elequont way I have ever heard that idea put. Bravo
wrecksdart — 2014-05-14T13:16:30-04:00 — #11
Possibly. I wonder if it is a fundamental part of human nature to extrapolate incorrect information from a paragraph of text.
Also, extreme pogo sticking is an accomplishment? That's an interesting thought, and looky there--I had a thought, which means I did something today. Oh, wait, I just typed this sentence, too! I'm on a roll!
walterplinge — 2014-05-15T15:26:40-04:00 — #12
Well, I would have given you the benefit of the doubt, but judging by that second paragraph, it kind of looks like I was spot on. Sorry you feel the need to put people down for doing something you don't consider important.
wrecksdart — 2014-05-16T13:46:37-04:00 — #13
Are you being willfully obtuse? Just trolling? Please refer back to my first post in which I spoke about monetization of activity.
walterplinge — 2014-05-16T14:21:23-04:00 — #15
You're gonna' have to explain this one for me. I think I lack the acuity to parse the multiple layers of meaning here.
wrecksdart — 2014-05-16T18:00:20-04:00 — #16
That's quite clear, thanks for noticing.
First, the whine:
Cheese: "...pogo sticking is an accomplishment?"
And more whine:
And more cheese: "...I had a thought, which means I did something..." etc. Hope that helps.
I'm still torn between willfully obtuse and trolling.
pesco — 2014-05-18T11:55:19-04:00 — #17
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