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Will the Real Slim Shady Please Sit Down

Reilly Smith • Oct 6 2016

One of the great things about working at LBRY is discovering entire worlds and niches that defy categorization.

Have you heard of Sporthocking? Me neither. Resident LBRY superfan and sporthocker Trenton Rawdon introduced us to the sport. And we haven't stood up since.

Hocker is the German word for stool. So Sporthocker literally means SportStool.


In his first video, TJ in Berlin, Trenton "TJ" Rawdon shows us various tricks and moves taken from disciplines such as juggling, breakdancing, board sports and acrobatics.

More sporthocking

Inspired by guys freestyling tricks with homemade stools in the German city of Kiel, the Landschutz brothers designed the first Sporthocker prototype in 2006. Today, they own a Sporthocker brand, and product design company called Salzig in Berlin, Germany. They've travelled two European tours and hold annual events for the budding sport.

This is a sport worth checking out. See the tour of Europe today:

Not on LBRY yet? Get an invite here. Want to share your niche with the world? Email for a trip to the front of the line.

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For nearly a decade, Reilly has developed, produced, championed and contributed to dozens of film projects big and small.

The only thing that rivals his love of film is the marriage between content and blockchain.

If you come from the world of film, television or web content, he's your sherpa on Mount Blockchain.

Reilly's work has been seen from Oxford, Mississippi to Sundance Film Festival, and he has produced content for Fox Digital Studios and Disney LOL.