The number of participants in Earth Sports is
growing rapidly, due in large part to the growing
acceptance of these participants as "athletes". These
sports allow for personal freedom and expression.
The forces of nature impose rules, but there is no
need for coaches, uniforms, fields, courts or
diamonds. One in ever four young adults uses a
skateboard, they also choose snowboarding over
skiing at a four to one ratio. Aggressive in-line
skating and cycling have become the panacea for
youth, looking to take advantage of the local terrain.
It all adds up to millions of young adults hungry for
athletic achievement and willing to engulf themselves
in a lifestyle that unconditionally accepts and
supports them. Their numbers are growing, their
influence is getting stronger they are generation