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2009 Skate the Planet Skateboarding Blog Article

January 2009 Skateboard Blog Post

NSGA Reports increase in Skateboard Participation The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) reports 10.1 million people are skateboarding. This represents a 4.2% increase for the year 2007. The 2 biggest losses in participation where Cross Country Skiing (down 35%) and Wrestling (down 33.3%). I guess folks no longer want to ski uphill or get sweaty in a unitard. Go figure!

The methodology for arriving at these numbers seems riddled with uncertainty as to accuracy. The NSGA may be better off counting the number of croquet mallets used in violent crimes.

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