Snowboarding Is Better Than Skiing

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Snowboarding is one of the greatest contributions to mankind. It?s one of the fastest growing sports among the sporting industry in the United States. It attracts men, women, and children of all ages, professions, ethnicities, and skill levels. Snowboarding is not simply fun, exciting, but it?s also easy and is a good source of exercise. Every year more and more people are trading in their two planks for a nasty snowboard setup. Snowboarding has not only had positive aspects for itself, it has made some powerful contributions to the development of other aggressive sports such as, freestyle skiing, snow blade-skiing, and it even brought skateboarding back to life. These many things snowboarding does for our lifestyle make it the greatest snow sport ever.

Over the past ten years snowboarding really has hit it big. ?In the year 2000, snowboarding was the fastest-growing sport in the United States, skateboarding was a close second, the number of people who went snowboarding in 2000 increased 51.2

percent from the previous year to a total of just over 7.2 million participants. Downhill skiing grew by just 6 percent, with a total of 14.7 million participants.? People like the new feeling in a change; they want something different from what they are accustomed to. Snowboarding is change, rather it?s a ?gnarly? change, it?s hip and in style. We see the affects of snowboarding styled clothing trends everywhere, in all different brand names, Oakley, Old Navy, Britches, Vans, and even in the styles of Abercrombie and Fitch. Why you might ask have we seen that? ?Cause it sells, people like it because it?s hot! Snowboarding is the new rage and unlike most of the other cool hip sports it attracts and appeals to all people. It?s not to uncommon to walk the slopes of...