A skater stands with his board on the Southbank in London

Economy Asks: Southbank Skaters

Is skateboarding a hobby, or a lifestyle? How come professional skateboarders get paid so much? What's skateboarding got to do with economics? We headed to the legendary Southbank Skatepark in London to find out

The space below the Southbank Centre in London has pretty much been the beating heart of UK skateboarding for the last 40 years. For our first Economy Explores on Sport, we went along to chat to some of the skaters about their passion for skating and how they feel the economy affects them.

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