Is Snowboarding losing its appeal?

Is Snowboarding losing its appeal?

Sport needs to find ways to bring in new participants
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Colin Vosika, then a 4-year-old, pounds it with his dad, Mike Vosika of Bayfield, after practicing his snowboarding skills on opening day 2010 at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Jake Burton, founder of Burton Snowboards who brought the sport to the mainstream in the 1980s, would like to see more snowboarders from Colin’s demographic to help the sport grow.
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Jake Burton, at podium, doesn’t think snowboarding is losing its edge but says all snow sports are experiencing a slide, and he’s seeking ways to draw more people to the sport. Burton speaks at a bill-signing ceremony with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin in March 2012.
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Coby Tabet of Farmington celebrates his sixth birthday in January 2011 by snowboarding at Ski Hesperus. Ten percent of snowboarders come from the 6-to-12 age group.
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