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« on: July 17, 2017, 04:22:29 AM »

This year the US Navy was one of the X-Games top advertisers. Grosso posted an interesting clip of Nyjah ranting that if he wasn't a skateboarder, he'd 'probably be in the army because [he] needs that adrenaline rush.'

Now, say Nyjah is such a kook that he'd want to be in the army, fine, that's his perogative. But what was most unsettling was the coincidence that the US Navy was a big time advertiser of the X-Games and the top American skateboarder was propping them up in his 'pre-game profile'. Did anyone else catch this? Thoughts?

The clip: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWmhDISgLV_/?taken-by=grossosucks

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 04:39:29 AM »

Yeah, I watched clips of the X-Games on youtube and I thought it was really embarassing for skateboarding how they advertised the US Navy during the big air event: "This landing was brought to you by the US-Navy. We land fighter jet-planes on tiny ships at night!" (They show a clip of a fighter landing, which looks like it was shot with a go pro-camera). It is really fucked, up that the Navy seeks to associate itself with skateboarding, and that skateboarding (whatever that is anymore), is just so down to do it. Nobody really even says shit about it either. At least Grosso did.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 04:42:04 AM »

if it was all a scheme then why didn't he say that he wanted to be a Navy SEAL or a VBSS dude or whatever cool-guy jobs in the Navy? because Army and Navy isn't the same thing.

take also into account that Army, Navy and Airforce have all been sponsors of X-Games for a long time. it's probably a great place to reach all of those 16-18 year olds who have no clue about what to do with their life, and free college sounds kinda dope.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 04:42:28 AM »

Drop and give me 20 maggots.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 04:43:24 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPtjWlMvIq0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQnnfTCfJ84

That shit is even worse in my eyes.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 05:20:28 AM »

Their "Yvan eht nioj" campaign was too subtle.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 05:24:06 AM »

kind of flattering how much of a push they made and what jobs they were promoting.  
it makes sense though; active people, high focus, mind of matter, able to take information and adjust, willing to repeat a task over and over until its perfect and on lock.   on a side note: who the fuck is Heimana Reynolds and why did the judges hate him? i thought he was a cool throw back to hosoi.
 
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 05:37:01 AM »

in a sense american skateboarders exercise their freedoms more than the average citizen they should all have do manditory 5 years imo to pay back for the ledges they've harmed and the dmg done to old ppls ears
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 05:37:54 AM »

http://youtu.be/mMbytb3_UtA

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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 05:38:46 AM »

are there no skateboarders in politics? i can think of a bunch who would do great
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 05:39:07 AM »

i would vote for the muska
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 05:42:20 AM »

Remember when transworld was thicker than your local yellow pages phone book?


Navy ads. Army ads. Marine ads. Right guard. This doesn't surprise me.
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 05:43:45 AM »

i remember the milk ones only
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 05:45:20 AM »

omg and the ones that told me not to drug (i should have listened)
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 05:46:23 AM »



Lets. Fucking. GO!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 05:47:23 AM »

how the fuck do they sleep at night
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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 05:49:57 AM »



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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 05:50:55 AM »

sponced by the military
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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 06:03:56 AM »

A great market for youth with skewed risk perceptions.
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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 06:11:39 AM »

Old news - I have stopped buyinh TWS 20 years ago,
amongst others because of the army advertising.
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 06:32:21 AM »

RIP Mirra
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2017, 06:48:12 AM »


Wow now that's fucked, I wonder how much they got paid to do that.
Or maybe it was part of their contractual obligations by entering the X games contest
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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2017, 06:53:20 AM »

As he poses behind the cars that are his self-esteem that not a soldier on earth could afford. Does he still pretend to be Buddhist while dreaming of dropping bombs on Arabs? Crazy how stupid not going to school your whole life will make a person. Kind of depressing that this retard is what a bunch of people think of when they think of skating.
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 07:11:45 AM »

I bet its a real fun adrenaline rush being shot at in a foreign country. Totally worth it though cause you can buy a 2017 corolla when you get back home.
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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 07:14:30 AM »

I checked out the most recent dew tour they had here , the armed forces (army?) had the biggest tent/booth of all the vendors . . giant black n yellow tent with pull-up bar challenges n girls with big boobs handing out frisbees n shit . All my friends quit skating after hs to join different branches of the military , dismantling my jr high / hs skate crew so it was all especially lame to me .
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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 07:15:50 AM »


Wow now that's fucked, I wonder how much they got paid to do that.
Or maybe it was part of their contractual obligations by entering the X games contest

Were any of the guys subjected to this? Or was it just for the ladies? Sorry, I don't watch the x-games ... not enough time. Under normal circumstances everything I post is satire in some shape or form, however not the case in this circumstance. If a pal could help me out here and explain what the fuck that was ... also, why single out Alexis and Lizzie?

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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 07:22:19 AM »

Adrenaline rush... 99.99999999% of the time you're bored out of your mind, wondering where in life you blew it to get to this point.
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017, 07:29:23 AM »

Ive figured it out, its not marketed towards skateboarders, its for people who like 'extreme' sports but lack any talent or drive to do so and think the military is something extreme that they can actually be apart of.

Gulp down a Monster and hit your local recruiting office.

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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2017, 07:30:49 AM »

Their "Yvan eht nioj" campaign was too subtle.

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