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truthislie

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How many Skaters worldwide?
« on: February 07, 2012, 05:41:23 AM »
Does anybody have a reliable source on how many skaters there are worldwide? It would be good if its something "official", since I would need it for an essay at uni. Of course it can only be estimated, but I wonder where to find good data about it.

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Re: How many Skaters worldwide?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 06:26:06 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skateboarding

 "A 2002 report found that there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world."

From:  http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m4021/is_2002_Oct_1/ai_92087410/

If you need up to date statistics, I suggest looking through Transworld Business, or emailing an editor there.

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Re: How many Skaters worldwide?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 08:02:11 AM »
Yes, I found that wikipedia thing earlier. But it?s outdated and I dont really want to quote wikipedia tbh. But thanks for the tws business idea, I just wrote them an email. I hope they will answer it...

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Re: How many Skaters worldwide?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 12:33:31 PM »
I don't remember getting surveyed for that. I must not be a skateboarder.

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Re: How many Skaters worldwide?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 09:20:02 PM »
i remember i did some school thing where i had to look at transworlds media kit or whatever and i think there was something in there where the "total demographic" or some shit was like 25+ million. i dunno tho im high right now and my memory isnt necessarily gonna be the best

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Re: How many Skaters worldwide?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 10:37:39 PM »
I could see that being a pretty tough number to actually find out being that skateboarders don't really do that well with organized things