As many of you that follow the X-Games on ESPN know, Aggressive Inline Skating was dropped from the US competitions starting in 2005. Their reasoning behind this was that the sport wasn’t “growing at the rate of our other sports.” Now in 2012 it is, and after the sport has started to show signs of significant growth, one has to wonder if it isn’t time for ESPN to consider reinstating AIS to the X-Games.
In looking at how the sport has grown, let’s consider the World Rollin Series. The circuit started in 2009 with just a mere 10 events in major countries around the world. In just three years, there are now over 100 events for both amateurs and pros around the world.
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