Skate of the Union

How is the economy changing skateboarding?

Updated: January 31, 2010, 10:36 PM ET
By Chris Nieratko | ESPN Action Sports

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One thing that the economy has no effect on? Bombing hills. Gallery».

I, for one, am glad to say goodbye to 2009 and pray 2010 is a better year for skateboarding. Like most every facet of our nation's economy, skateboarding took a big hit in in the past year. It may not appear that way from the outside, what with the biggest contest purses in history and big budget Nike commercials on television featuring Paul Rodriguez and Ice Cube, but trust ...

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