Trabuco Canyon, Calif. — November 25, 2003 — Board-Trac 2003 WaveRiding, Skateboarding and Snowboarding studies are being released with data compiled from thousands of active board sports participants on their hardgoods and softgoods brand preferences, shopping habits, core sport and cross-over sport participation, as well as influences on buying decisions.

Each report contains charts, data tables and narrative points illustrating the frequency of purchasing softgoods and hardgoods, amount spent, where they shop – stores, catalog or internet – how often they shop and influences that drive brand purchasing decisions. Results also include current board(s) owned by sport, number of boards owned by sport, which sport they first started with and coolest brands on the market. Favorite apparel brands are also included in the survey covering such items as T-shirts, board shorts, jeans, shoes, watches and sunglasses.

New this year are narrative analysis points that compare 2003 results with 2002 plus brand rankings are presented on one chart reflecting the responses from the total sample. Data tables are also included in each section of the reports for more detailed information on results by gender and age.

Each of the Board-Trac ‘vertical’ reports is now available for $1,500. Other studies available from Board-Trac include Size of the Action Sports Market, Action Sports Girl and the ASR/Board-Trac Retail report. In addition, Board-Trac offers an annual subscription program called Trend Watch featuring charts and information from presentations, seminars and articles written by Board-Trac principals. The information and data used to compile the annual reports is also available for custom analysis. Based upon a Subscriber’s request or objectives, Board-Trac can rerun the data in order to develop a custom report that is proprietary to the Subscriber.

Board-Trac® specializes in syndicated and proprietary market research for the action sports industry. Board-Trac® syndicated marketing research studies track the lifestyles and purchasing habits of young people between the ages of 12 to 20 who participate in or are influenced by board sports. The reports are designed to give subscribers the information they need to be competitive in an ever-crowded market, to learn about their consumer, what they like, what they dislike, how to reach them, what to say and where to say it.

For more information on the syndicated Skateboard, Snowboard and WaveRider vertical studies contact Board-Trac at 949-858-9095, or visit the web site at www.board-trac.com.