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34. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 22:41 Krovven
BMX, snowboarding, and paintball

Skateboarding took off more than the others for one simple reason...anyone can jump on a skateboard and do it pretty much anywhere. It's also the cheapest of the sports you mentioned. $20 can get a kid a craptastic skateboard at the mall. A decent one $100 and up.

BMX is much more limited in suitable locations, but rise in popularity in the 80's, but was overshadowed by Skateboarding.

Snowboarding...seasonal sport.

Paintball...uhhm, have you seen what paintballing as become? indoor/outdoor arenas made up of blow up air bags as cover. People sit behind cover and just keep shooting until they hit an opponent.

All 3 of these have corporate sponsors just like skateboarding. The only reason skateboarding has gone to much higher public and corporate success is due to the ease of accessibility, not because it was obscure. Not to mention it's far more entertaining to watch than either of the other three sports.

Sponsors go where the spectators are and that's skateboarding. But don't kid yourself if you don't think those same sponsors are all over the other sports too. Where do you think guys like Shaun White and Dave Mirra get their money from? I guess they are sellouts too.

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This comment was edited on Sep 25, 22:51.
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