Silent sports defined by a sports sole reliance on self-propulsion is the category of sports that paddlesports falls into. It’s joined by other sports such as biking, mountain biking, fat biking, hiking, running, climbing, snowshoeing and many other sports that don’t rely on fossil fuel or electronics to participate. Within the silent sport category, many sports have shined for a short time only to die out as a fad. Remember inline skating, anyone?
Here are a few silent sports that have stood up to the test of time as well as some that ended up as fads:
- Canoeing – not a fad
- Biking – not a fad
- Cross Country Skiing – not a fad
- Hiking – not a fad
- Running – not a fad
- Windsurfing – fad
- Snowshoeing – fad
- Kayaking – jury is still out
- SUP – awaiting trial
What silent sports would you add to the list? Are they or were they a fad?