The Onion has decided to take on “amateur skateboarding” with a story titled, Nation’s Amateur Skateboarders Haven’t Landed Trick In 12 Years and it reminded us of how skateboarding must look to people who don’t care. Here’s what they say US Berkeley researchers discovered.
Having completed a long-term analysis of skateboarding activity at every skate park, public plaza, parking lot, and suburban cul-de-sac in the United States, researchers at the University of California reported this week that not one of the nation’s 19 million amateur skateboarders has successfully landed a single trick since 2001. . . The report confirmed that not a single ollie, nollie, kickturn, heelflip, frontside 180, backside 180, or fakie has been landed in over a decade. In addition, 100 percent of handrail grinds resulted in subjects landing on their shoulders while nearby acquaintances laughed at them.
Yeah, we’ve seen those kids, too, but it sounds like The Onion hasn’t watched Street League Skateboarding lately.
[Link: The Onion]