“Sticking’s lame, I had better things to do.”

January 15th, 2013 | 3:55 pm | Daily News | 13 Comments

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“They flew me everywhere, I had to meet kids and stick in front of people and sign autographs. I had no time for myself. I had to video all the time. This wasn’t stickin’ to me. I was getting bummed. All the kids that saw me doing it first started getting sponsored, but they all had wack styles.”

Skate video skits are an odd place for prophecy. The exaggerations of skateboarding’s progression in Yeah Right! didn’t seem so exaggerated ten years later. The amusing take on Brian Wenning’s party habits in The DC Video wasn’t as amusing when it turned out to be his final, non-shared video part.

Recently, a pogo sticking video where a kid backflips off the sculpture at Black Hubba and hops onto the ~six-foot-high fence off the bank at St. Vincent’s has been making the rounds. Spike Jonze and Lance Mountain’s skit from Goldfish, where they draw a parallel between the skate industry’s absurdity and a then-hypothetical pogo industry, becomes another example of reality surpassing skate video skit satire. The pogo video even ends with a shot depicting a supportive guy with a skateboard, proving that maybe all of us extreme bros CAN all get along!

1993:

2012:

Who would’ve thought that late-nineties Transworld video voiceovers would eventually make their way into pogo videos?

(Thanks to Willy Staley for connecting the Jonze skit to the pogo video.)

13 Comments

Comment by dad
  • thought this was a skate sight

    January 15, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
  • Comment by callyougayonhot97
  • it is, learn what “site” to use next time dad

    January 15, 2013 @ 4:49 pm
  • Comment by shaq
  • i would watch this if i had better eyesite

    January 15, 2013 @ 4:58 pm
  • Comment by sticks
  • it’s crazy how bad they want to be validated by skateboarders… only stickin’ at well-known skatespots (like you can’t stick it any old place in the city?) and slow-mo-ing that skater giving props at the end

    January 15, 2013 @ 5:09 pm
  • Comment by t.a.
  • Why are you wearing a helmet when you ain’t gonna strap it on?? If it’s possible, you’re twice as wack now, dude.

    January 16, 2013 @ 7:24 am
  • Comment by CRAZY
  • PRICELESS POST

    January 16, 2013 @ 9:48 am
  • Comment by Yellow Osiris Hoodie
  • pogostickes should be wearing me now.

    January 16, 2013 @ 10:04 am
  • Comment by Bob Sacamano
  • I can already flail my legs around wildly in no specific direction. So basically all I gotta do is learn to front flip and I’m in there, sponsored.

    January 16, 2013 @ 11:05 am
  • Comment by Where my killa tape at?
  • The comments from this alone prove that pogosticking is far beyond suspect. i.e. “only stickin’ it”, “you ain’t gonna strap it on”, “flail my legs around wildly”.

    January 16, 2013 @ 11:48 am
  • Comment by BIEBEL_HOLE_69
  • I love the sticking segment in Goldfish. I fucking love it.

    I remember watching it for the first time with my friend that had only started skating recently, and he’s like “who’s this old dude?” and I brought all my Bones Brigade VHS tapes over the next day and we watched them all in a row.

    January 21, 2013 @ 9:13 am
  • Comment by Tone Staubs
  • We don’t want to be compared to skaters. We work hard in our sport to make a name for ourselves, we could care less what other extreme sport communities think. And the skater in the end wasn’t planned or anything. He rode by on a bike, gave up a high five, and just so happened to have a skateboard. So go ahead and bash on us all you want, but we don’t stride to be like any of you. We’re our own sport and we have worked very hard to get where we are at.

    January 21, 2013 @ 11:51 am
  • Comment by moe
  • Tone please fuck off.

    January 21, 2013 @ 4:12 pm
  • Comment by J-wU
  • do you think they get kicked out of spots? =P

    January 23, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
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