The United States currently accounts for more than 50% of the total skateboarding market, and as electric powered longboarding and skateboarding becomes even more popular across the country, that number could significantly increase.
As more and more kids and even adults make the switch to electric powered longboards and skateboards from traditional boards, it's important to take a look back at why people in any age group from all over the world enjoy skateboarding so much.
From getting some fresh air to a feeling of connectedness, here are some of the main reasons people love skateboarding so much:
There are health benefits to skating
Whether you're skating electric or riding a traditional board, as long as you're outside and moving, you're doing your body a favor. As you balance on any type of board, you'll be strengthening your core muscles and improving your body's flexibility. Additionally, you'll be getting that much-needed vitamin D while you skate underneath the sun. Riding for just 30 minutes outside in the sun can give you a full day's worth of vitamin D and 15 minutes of light sunlight exposure at the same time each day can help improve your body's internal nighttime and daytime clocks.
Skating is much better than doing nothing
People are far too reliant on their smart phones and other devices nowadays. Everyone from teenagers to working professionals seemingly would rather spend all their time lounging on the couch looking at their phones than enjoy having fun with other people and skating. It's time to push back against those lazy feelings and hop on whatever board you have. You might not have the energy to get off the couch and go outside, but when you do, you'll feel more alive than ever.
Skaters are part of a connected community
Skate culture has certainly evolved over the last few decades, but it's still a global community that feels great to be a part of. A 18-year-old kid in New York City might be the complete opposite from a 35-year-old Californian, but if they're both riding, they are part of the same skateboarding culture and share that special bond.