Segun la National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA)
el skateboarding ha sido uno de los deportes que más ha incrementado en los ultimos 10 años, un 50% más, frente al jogging, snowboard, u otros. De 5,8 millones a 10,1 millones de participantes!!!
Seguro que hay mas pero los anarkistas no salen en estas listas.
Ademas en el sector femenino, las chicas skaters tmabien han mostrado uno de los mayores incrementos frente a 38 otros deportes diferentes.
Of the 38 sports and activities surveyed by the National Sporting Goods Association in its “Sports Participation – Series I and II” reports, the female share of skateboarding showed the strongest increase in the five-year period 2002-2007.
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"shows skateboarding grew from 5.8 million to 10.1 million participants between 1998 and 2007. Target shooting had the second highest 10-year growth, 63.3% to 20.9 million participants. Other sports and recreation activities showing more than 15% growth over the 10-year period included snowboarding (41.7% to 5.1 million participants); running/jogging (40.1% to 30.4 million participants); archery target shooting (37.5% to 6.6 million participants); workout at club (27.5% to 33.8 million participants); motor/power boating (24.1% to 31.9 million participants); muzzleloading (16.1% to 3.6 million participants); and exercise walking (15.6% to 89.8 million participants). “Skateboarding saw a remarkable increase in the last 10 years, due in part, to the television exposure provided by ESPN’s X-Games,” said NSGA Vice President of Information & Research Thomas B. Doyle. “Much of that increase came at the expense of inline skating, which saw a decline of 60.4% (to 10.7 million) during the same period. In the 1990s, during inline skating’s peak growth period, skateboarding suffered similarly.” In 1998, there were 27.0 million inline skaters.