Posted 10/30/2013 at 8:44 AM
Posted 4 years ago
If you’re a big fan of skateboarding and an iPhone owner, Nike has just released an app that could further your love affair with both.
Nike SB has been developed to provide skateboarders worldwide with the chance to learn new tricks, play games of S.K.A.T.E. (think H.O.R.S.E. but for skateboarders), and take part in challenges with other skaters from across the world.
With the app, it will also be possible to improve skills with the help of videos and guides, film your own attempts at tricks, and chart your personal progress.
The stand out feature of the app is “Trick Tree”, a section that is filled with videos and directions from pro skaters and daily challenges created by the Nike SB team. Trick Tree also provides the opportunity for skaters to gain exposure by allowing 15-second videos to be uploaded and shared, and gives badges to users that accomplish tasks.
The challenges – pitched by the likes of Sean Malto and Paul Rodriguez – are not overly difficult, but would certainly provide skaters with the incentive to match – and better – the pros.
While the challenges section is still open to improvement, S.K.A.T.E. is excellent, letting boarders start their own games or view open matches and lay down the competition to the global skating community. To get started with S.K.A.T.E., skaters will have to perform a move on film and upload it. A challenger will then need to show they can match the trick by recording their own video. If a player fails to perform a trick properly, they will be given a letter – the first to spell out the word S.K.A.T.E. loses the game.
If you have a skateboard and you have an iOS device, you can get Nike SB now for free from the Apple App Store.