The Economics of Skateboarding Videos

This weekend I wrote about the Berrics, a skateboarding Web site that was the sport’s most popular in January, thanks to an unusual competition free of ramps or handrails like you’d see on TV competitions.

It revolves around a game called SKATE, which is a skateboarding version of the shot-for-shot basketball game HORSE. Skaters have been playing SKATE for at least two decades, and skaters of any skill level can play it, which helps explain the popularity of the contest.

The competition concluded Saturday, but the finals had yet to be posted as of 1 p.m. EST Monday. After four months of competition, though, the site has already delivered some epic matches.

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