Extreme sports are famous all over the world. And that is why I have come up with a detailed analysis on the basis of the Sporting Goods Manufacturer's Association International's report for you. Following is the list of the current Super study of Sports Participation:

  1. Inline skating 19.2 million
  2. Skateboarding 11 million
  3. Paintball 9.8 million
  4. Artificial Wall climbing 8.6 million
  5. Snowboarding 7.8 million
  6. Mountain biking 6.9 million
  7. Trail running 6.1 million
  8. BMX bicycling 3.3 million
  9. Wake boarding 3.3 million
  10. Roller Hockey 2.7 million
here are some additional facts on the 12 most popular extreme sports:

Inline skating:
as far as the total population of inline skating is concerned, it is seen that 51 percent are female. But on the other hand,58 percent of all regularinline skaters are male.

The average number of days of participation is 44.

Overall participation in paintball and U.S. sales has seen an immense amount of growth from the year 1998.

Artificial Wall Climbing:
The average age was found to be only 19.9 years in the game of artificial wall climbing.

Sales figures are incredible now. The game is getting popular with the passage of each and every year. Snowboard equipment sale in 2003 was $141 million.

Mountain Biking:
Almost 70 percent of mountain bikers are guys. And ofcourse, there was no guess work in it involved.

Trail Running:

Since the year 1990, it has been seen that, on the whole participation has increased 17.3 percent in trail running. It became 6.1 million in the year 2003.

BMX Bicycling:
The average age of a BMX cyclist is 26.

You will be bowled out after reading this fact: The average annual income of a wake boarder is $73,400.

Roller Hockey:
Out of the 2.7 million roller hockey participants, the fact is that 33 percent out of them play the sport on a "regular"basis.