I was skating in joggers at Rehab in 1997, but no-one was ready for the combination of fashion and function they provided and at the time I was considered terribly uncool. The rest of the world eventually caught up and the craze for letting your balls hang loose really took off for a few years. Farmer eventually wised up and ditched the sweatpants for something altogether tighter, but the Danzig fashion revolution never really caught on. Probably a good thing eh.
2. Dustin Latimer
Ooh, controversial. But for every incredible trick and new way of looking at an obstacle that DL has inspired, there is another shameless rip-off that attempts to do what he did and fails. A bit like Oasis trying to be The Beatles. So thanks a bunch Dustin, but did you have to be so damn original?
Thank you to Mr Oli Short and assorted Roces wearing pals for this one. Skating in a waistcoat is bad enough, but waistcoast and t-shirt? Calm down a bit fellas. And take that pork pie hat off your head.
I’ve seen (and done) enough disgustingly bad negative mizous in my time to know that if your name isn’t Chris Farmer (such a trend setter that guy), you probably shouldn’t be doing them. And if your name is Josh Letona, you definitely shouldn’t be doing them.
5. Rough grinds
Self-explanatory. See also: Sidewalk, boardwalk, tabernacle, wheelbarrow, training wheel, etc.
Note: All of the above tricks are considered perfectly acceptable if performed ironically, or appear in a Kelso brothers video.
Did I miss anything out? Answers on a postcard (or in the comments section) and we may have a recount.