FruitBootProAggressive skating isn't popular relative to skateboarding or bmx but the community is still going strong and actually gives a shit, as in they're regularly buying/making stuff, putting out edits, insta clips, etc etc. Also inline skating in general is coming back in popularity. Imo if aggressive skating got into the x games people would (hopefully) find it entertaining and not have the knee-jerk reaction anymore of "that's gay". There are lots of niche sports in the Olympics that a very small amount of athletes do, but people enjoy watching these sports anyway when the olympics roll around.
In my experience either I'm the only blader at the skatepark or we're like 20 people deep, that's just how the aggressive community operates, for every city there's a community of bladers with a facebook group or whatever that coordinates seshes.
They took it our because they felt it was dying. Youre saying there's still a core group of inline skaters. When has xgames been all about core? They want to have events that a ton of people are gonna watch. They pulled bmx dirt for 7 years. Dew tour still had it during that time.
It might be coming back in terms of 2 people at that skatepark instead of one on a saturdsy but its not really coming back. Shit was super popular in the 90s early 2k. It's just not there. Xgames isn't going ti reintroduce it in hopes to rekindle the flame. If the hype isn't there the hype isn't there.
It's great that the scene is there but what you're talking about kind if shows how dead it is. There will be a bunch of skaters, scooters, and bmxers at most skateparks every day regardless of a planned meet up.
The thing with the olympics is that it's been around for a billion years and events just kind of stay. Xgames csme in in 95 when inline was ripping. They had it in there past the point where it was that big honestly.
Idk. I think inline is sweet and a bunch of my friends are pretty good at it, but I'm just being honest. Xgames isn't on some heartfept humanitarian mission to rekindle the flame. They dont care. It's an exhibition for the $$$ if its not selling its not worth keeping.