The average time to drain a kidney-shaped pool using four people: One hour by generator, or two hours by hand.(Source: Giant Skateboard Distribution)

The average amount of skateboards given away for “promotional” uses per year. One out of twelve boards made is given away.(Source: Giant Skateboard Distribution)

The average amount of skateboards that are thrown away due to defects per year: Less than one percent.(Source: Giant Skateboard Distribution)

The average amount of “sponsor me” videos received in a month: Twenty to 40.(Source: Giant Skateboard Distribution)

The number of professional skateboard videos produced by Black Label skateboards: One.(Source: Giant Skateboard Distribution)

The average number of professional skateboard titles distributed from Overboard Enterprises per year: 150 VHS and about 35 DVDs.(Source: Kevin Marks, Overboard Enterprises)

The average amount of time it would take to skate from S.F. to Santa Cruz: Three days, six hours, and ten cups of coffee. (Source: Pierre, San Francisco legend)

The number of Vans Triple Crown contests held during the year: Three.(Source: Vans PR representative)

The average time it takes to make a skateboard:Five months from the tree to the kids.(Source: Mike McHue, DNA Distribution)

The average compiled time a top-ranked professional skateboarder travels per year: Four to six months. (Source: Scott Sisamis, Vans team manager)

The average amount of travel time a top-ranked professional skateboarder spends at contests and park openings per year: A month.(Source: Scott Sisamis, Vans team manager)

The average time it takes to make a skateboard wheel: Pouring of the hot wax: eight seconds, trimming it down: five seconds, pre-print: twenty seconds, and printing takes about a minute.(Source: Beau Brown, vice president of Superthane Wheel Distribution)

The average amount of time it takes to get the wheel from production to the company: Four weeks.(Source: Beau Brown, vice president of Superthane Wheel Distribution)

The average amount of time it takes to see a return of profit on an independent skate shop: One year.(Source: Jay Margolas, owner/operator, Balance Skate Shop Brooklyn, New York)

The average cost of wood and ramp armor it takes to build a twelve-foot-high 32-foot-wide vert ramp: 10,000 to 15,000 dollars.(Source: Jeff Kendall, NHS)

The average amount of time it takes a Vans shoe to go from design to production: Four months.(Source: Scott Sisamis, Vans team manager)

The average amount of time between production and distribution of Independent trucks: A week to ten days, depending on size of the order. (Source: Joey Tershay, team manager, Independent)

How many trucks get made per order, at a time: 50,000 to 100,000, depending on the size of the order.(Source: Joey Tershay, team manager, Independent)

Number of sizes of Independent trucks manufactured each day: One. (Source: Joey Tershay, team manager, Independent)

The average time it takes a skateboarder to get a photo-incentive check: Four months.(Source: Airto Jackson, skateboarder)

Time it takes for a wheel to turn yellow in the sun even with additives: A few hours. (Source: Beau Brown, vice president of Superthane Wheel Distribution)

Number of skaters who ride for Independent: 98; Venture: 186; Grind King: 15; Krux: 25; Tensor: 16(Sources: Jeff Kendall, Justin Williams, Jim Shubin)

Number of skaters that ride for Ricta: 25; Pig Wheels: 14; Darkstar Wheels: 33; Quattro: 11.(Sources: Jeff Kendall, Charlie Thomas, Jim Shubin, Ron Resureccion)