REVIEW! Tony Hawk Circuit Boards Remote Control Mini Skateboards

We got Tony Hawk Circuit Boards, the Remote Control Mini Finger Skateboards by Tony Hawk, Birdhouse, and HEXBUG!

You know we’re stoked on these remote control Tony Hawk Circuit Board skateboards, we wrote an earlier article on our blog before they were even released. BUT NOW WE HAVE THEM AND THEY ARE AWESOME. And after several days of not sleeping or eating and playing with them constantly we came to and decided these mini skateboards deserved an Official (capital O) Review.

SCORE: 9.2 / 10 with Skatepark (WORTH IT)

What’d We Get?

We got it all pretty much because we wanted every skateboard and skatepark. We have just about every possible skate, a bunch of power axels, loads of remotes, tons of trucks, wheels out the wazoo, and most importantly the FULL skatepark. Seriously, we kinda went nuts on things and it was a bit of a Christmas present for the office. We only managed to get a few pictures before we tore in to them like feral animals so here’s what we got:

Tony Hawk Circuit Boards Box 4

The Good

These are remote control finger / mini skateboards. We’ll say that one more time: Remote. Control. They are SO FUN. And they can cruise pretty seriously, we drove some of them outside 10+ city blocks on sidewalk and they go about as fast as you can walk. Incredibly fast. The battery life is great, we’ve been playing with them constantly and haven’t worn out a single poweraxel yet. They have some decent horsepower behind them so you can really get them going, especially in the skatepark features. Remember, they have two speeds! You can use the remote to trigger between them but we pretty much leave them on turbo boost 24/7.

The skatepark! The skates are fun on their own but the ramps, halfpipes, rails, and basically the entire skatepark setup makes the Tony Hawk Circuit Boards really shine. They’re sized perfectly for the deck size and they’re definitely doable. When you actually get the hang of going back and forth in the halfpipe there is a 100% chance you’ll wish you could skate vert that tough IRL. We *highly* recommend getting the full skatepark setup and not just one feature, (ramp, halfpipe, bowl, etc.) Its worth the few extra bucks to have a bunch of feature pieces to work with. Here’s one of our setups we call the “Megaramp”

The Bad

The bad list is actually pretty short, these were even better than we were expecting. If we could make a few wishes we’d wish for an ollie button and slightly longer range on the remotes controls. Also if we’re wishing we’d wish ourselves to be tiny so we could skate around on these things for realsies. If you’re getting two remotes get one that says CH1 on the front and one that says CH2 on the front so you’re not crossing the beams.

The Ugly

Just a warning but do not step on one of these and try to ride it “for science”. You will find yourself making an apology to the whole office as to why you broke the awesome new Tony Hawk Circuit Board.

PROTIPS

Getting some Tony Hawk Circuit Boards? Here’s some pro tips we wanted to share in the review:

  • Get the full skatepark. Single features are cool but it is way more fun to have the full skatepark.
  • Save the boxes, they are good for blocking in the skatepark / halfpipe and raising up ramps.
  • Practice, practice, practice.
  • When trying to grind the rail come at the rail at a 45 degree angle until you’ve gotten good at it.
  • Get multiple poweraxels (power packs) and remotes. Make sure to get both CH1 and CH2 remotes.

Here’s a link to the official Tony Hawk Circuit Boards HEXBUG website if you want to obsess over remote control skateboards like us :-)

Get ‘Em on Amazon!

The 2014 Skateboard Marathon Is Nov 30th! Adrenalina and San Diego Team Up For Charity

2014 Skateboard Marathon is Nov 30th!

Its that time of the year to register for the Skateboard Marathon! Hosted in San Diego by our local San Diego legends and neighbors Adrenalina Skate Shop the Skateboard Marathon is one of the largest, oldest, and most definitive events in downhill, longboard, and endurance skateboarding. The Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is held yearly at event locations around the globe and this year its on our home turf in sunny San Diego, CA at Fiesta Island. That’s a quick boardwalk cruise from our Whatever HQ! This is a signature global longboarding event featuring world champs and some of the biggest names in skateboarding. Missed the link? Click here to check the site and register!

Check Out Vids From the 2013 Skateboard Marathon!

Wha-Wha-Whaaaaaat!? A Skateboard Marathon!?

That’s right, 26.2 miles of nothing but pushing wood. Notice most people are riding longboards, that’s a key difference when going for this kind of endurance skate. We’ve seen guys training around town for the past few weeks cruising by on cutouts and dropthroughs with giant wheels. How big? We stopped one guy training for the event on the street cruising on some 97mm! CRAZY. Expect to see some of the best in longboarding and some classic longboard and downhill skateboards at this event.

The Course: Fiesta Island

Fiesta Island is a go-to destination for massive outdoor sporting events in San Diego; its home to multiple races and world championships including the Over The Line world championship. The course is a nicely paved loop circling around island with awesome water views and some gorgeous scenery. Hey, its San Diego, did you expect anything less? Here’s the official map of the course, (the loop is ~4.3 miles):

Tony Hawk Brought You Some Early Halloween Treats With Perched

Tony Hawk Hands Out Full Size Tricks For Halloween With Perched

We’re a San Diego company so we’re shameless Tony Hawk fans, (remember our Tony Hawk Circuit Boards article?), but this time our local legend brought even sweeter treats with his latest tricks in his new skate vid Perched that dropped with RIDE Channel. Perched is basically an all out one man vert holiday reel where Tony Hawk reminds you that he’s still the king.

Not Enough Treats? DJ ZTrip Remixed Tony Hawk Pro Skater Songs For This Vid

YEP. HAPPENED. In case you want to rock these jamz yourself and can’t find your PS1…

Street League Super Crown 2014 Finals Vid – Nyjah Huston is a Beast

Nyjah Huston is the 2014 SL World Tour Champ Because He Is a Unstoppable

In case you don’t get Internet under your rock the Street League Super Crown wrapped up and Nyjah Huston continued his complete domination of everything to become World Champion. Here’s the Transworld vid of the final for you to watch which is basically 2:30 of some of the most hardcore competitive skating out there.

Kinda Expected It

It wasn’t a surpise Nyjah pulled off the win; based on his performance this year so far he went in to this thing as the expected #1 having crushed the top spot at his previous events this year. And seriously he’s been on the top of the skate scene for what is basically an eternity so we’re not surprised. Big wins like this keep solidifying him as the all-time top earner in the pros. If you’re still under that rock don’t forget that he’s 19, he’s just getting started on a long, long career. There was some sick competition nipping at his heels all the way up through the finals, which makes the victory and the crown even more impressive.

Still Under That Rock?

If you are legit under a rock then here is Nyjah Huston’s Fade to Black so you can rejoin humanity. If you aren’t under a rock here is Nyjah Huston’s Fade to Black again so you can watch the opening grind and get warm fuzzies.

SK8 KAMP Burning Man Kickstarter – Making a Skate Park on The Playa!

UPDATE: SK8 KAMP 2015 Kickstarter Is Live!



SK8 KAMP Needs SK8 Backers, Get a Skate Park Built At Burning Man!

SK8 KAMP Kickstarter is Live! Get on it! It’s well known fact we’re a huge fan of skate based Kickstarters around here and SK8 KAMP got on our radar from some of our fellow skate masters up the Bay Area (SF represent). What’s SK8 KAMP? A skate park at Burning Man. BOOM. MIND BLOWN. They’ve got some awesome rewards for backers but of course the most important reason to back rad ramps on The Playa is for some good old fashioned skate karma. Could a skatepark for BRC be any more awesome? WAIT…

IT GETS MORE AWESOME. They Donate Their Ramps!

Just when you thought you were going to max your skate karma points backing this beaut of a Kickstarter this concept you find out this has been going on for years and in the past they’ve donated the ramps to Town Park in Oakland! Yessssssssssssss. Shred & support, it doesn’t get any better than that. Even if you’re not going to Burning Man this is still a rad Kickstarter and deserves some serious backing.

Is This Legit?

YEP. The hosts of SK8 KAMP have been doing it for years. Any Kickstarter willing to outright list previous years injuries from skating is not screwing around. In case you didn’t catch some of that on their page:

“Here’s an injury count from our previous years (don’t worry, we take good care of our injured Sk8ers with our Kamp wheel chair and ice packs): 2011 – 1 throat hit/injured by skateboard, 1 lip split open, 3 sprained ankles, 232 bruises 2012 – 1 broken arm, 1 injured shoulder, 1 broken leg, 543 bruises 2013 – 1 broken arm, 3 twisted ankles, 367 bruises”

As you can see this operation is so legit they even budget for ice packs and wheelchairs. With your help and support this year they will even be able to shatter their all-time bruises record with more skates and more features. Even if it is a temporary sk8 oasis in the desert it seems like SK8 KAMP might be one of the best skateparks on Earth. Go forth and back it!

FOR THE LOVE OF SK8

Missed the link? Click here to see the wonderful site that is the SK8 KAMP Burning Man skate park Kickstarter! Hurry before its too late!