What the Heck Happened to Rollerblading?

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Were you part of the rollerblading craze of the ’90s? Although more than 20 million Americans were skaters, that number dwindled to a mere 1.7 million in 2015. Why did it die down? Aside from being a difficult and discouraging sport for newcomers, it might be due to the demographic shift in skaters; more and more middle-aged people are taking up the sport, apparently making it ‘uncool’ to the younger generation.
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