How big is the silverfish longboarding community?
There are many skateboarding companies and communities all over the world. There are people who make longboards, people who sell them, and those who ride them too. While most famous skateboarding communities are located in the USA, there has always existed a need to organize and unite the people from all other countries who are involved with the skateboarding in some way. In order to create an open, dynamic, friendly international community of skateboarders, Silverfish Longboarding was created. Since 2000 the team of administrators of this website has changed a lot, but the idea behind the online community remains the same. It is a place, where people connected to longboarding can share their ideas, thoughts, experience, and receive a lot of interesting information on different aspects of longboarding.
Silverfish Longboarding is meant to gather longboarders from the hills and other countries. Many skate teams have developed starting with interaction on the “Fish” (how they call it). As the project has grown, so have their members and participating sponsors. The team of the Fish constantly promotes and supports various skateboarding events in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa. They also spread the news and share the views of the participants in the project. The Fish also provides reviews of new products which appear on the market and guides for customers.
Over the years, Silverfish Longboarding has moved to new servers. In 2005, the community grew up to 5,000 members. Eventually, the company had to add another server to cope with the visitor traffic. The website counts over 75,000 registered members and runs on 4 servers. What was a small gathering of skaters on longboards has now become a revolution in the world of longboarding! The carvers, cruisers, board-builders, and racers, – everyone found their new home of the Fish website. The skaters stoke each other to try new disciplines after reading each other’s blogs and reviews, and the Silverfish longboarding tends the flame. The community ensures that the craftsmen, vendors, inventors, and skaters have a place to interact and reach their customers who skate and know what they want.
But, the most important role of this community is to unite the people who care about what is going on in longboarding at the moment and want to participate in its development.