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Hockern: the new German sport of Extreme Sitting

Breakdance and skateboarding are from yesteryear: Hockern is the new trend sport on the streets these days. The origins of Hockern can be traced back to the German coast city of Kiel, where people with too much time on their hands and not much interest in breaking their bones invented a few tricks that have since spread around the world. Hockern loosely translates into ‘stooling’, although the more appropriate expression for it would be ‘extreme sitting’. The actual activitiy can be described as simply as this: ‘Just grab a stool and rock it like a hockstar!’

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Nini is a self-proclaimed Social Media Whore, living and working in Germany. Her main profession lies in the conventional corporate media world, but she’s certainly come around, having worked for several online music mags, with a number of photographers, and for record labels such as the iconic LA-based Southern Lord Records.

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