Now mainstream can be defined any many different ways, most perceptional and/or opinionated. For the sake of this thread, I will compare my definition of mainstream to where wakeboarding is now (basically, open to the public eye). I see wakeboarding with more of a following than skimming, maybe double. I could be wrong. But for instance, I can see wakeboarding in the X-games, in the not so distant future (unless it's already been there). Will skimboarding reach the status that wakeboarding has? Most of the elements are already there.
- Global Recognition & Involvement
- Multiple Skimboard Manufacturers
- Clothing Lines
- Countless Websites
- Mid-High Budget films being produced
- Magazines(even web based)
Are we there now?
The topic is open, what do you think?