RIDE Channel Just Exploded Out Of YouTube
We’ve been waiting a little while to give an update/review on this meganews because we wanted to see what’s what with the new RIDE Channel website. Obviously RIDE Channel, the Tony Hawk + YouTube megaventure and hothouse for skating vids, is one of the best YouTube channels period. If you’re watching skateboarding videos on the same Internet we’re on then you’ve been watching RIDE Channel. Example: the Tony Hawk “Perched” video. But RIDE broke out a new .com site recently and we weren’t quite sure what to expect or even what that would change. Turns out this opens up a whole new side to the RIDE.
Remember That Time Tony Hawk & Rodney Mullen Talked About Inventing Kickflips?
That was a RIDE Channel video.
Double RIDE Rainbow? What Does It Even Mean?
Tbh we weren’t sure at first either; it was mostly just the same vids from their YouTube channel. So we let it play out a little during their soft launch in late October. But now we’re in deep and in the past few weeks we’ve gotten a taste of what’s to come out of the new RIDE Channel website. The main thing that’s new: articles. Before RIDE was pretty much nothing but videos now we’re getting a heaping onslaught of senior skateboarding journalism.
Words Are Hard
No kidding, we just wrote this entire review. So thankfully RIDE is now letting loose some of their writers to take the reigns. So far the new skate news over there has run the entire spectrum from kicking up some dust to get riders sponsored to insightful commentary on the skateboarding industry to top 10 lists and re-posts of the vids you know from their YouTube channel. The best of the new stuff (no surprise here) is coming from from the old school skate writer vets. You’ll recognize some of the authors from the sneakerbeast that is Complex and you’re not going crazy: it’s because Tony Hawk partnered with Complex to launch this new side to RIDE. Special shoutout to the new stuff by Lucas Wisenthal who’s written work really shines on the new site.
Videos Are Still The Best Part of RIDE
The new articles are good but RIDE’s bread and butter is still the skating vids.
My Brain Hurts Tell Me What To Think About This Plz
TL;DR – the reviews are in and the RIDE Channel and Tony Hawk have done it again. The website is worth a visit to snag some of the written articles. Missed the link? Click here!
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…
This little skater may be our cutest fan to date! As huge dog lovers (you’ve probably seen our office dog Marley on Twitter), we can’t resist sharing dogs skateboarding. We do love all furry friends trying to get their shred on but so far in the great dogs vs. cats debate dogs are dominating the skating category.
We just posted a new Whatever Skateboards fan love skate video with some quick tricks, be sure to check it out!
The future is here! Syrmo is a new skateboard app and accompanying trick tracking hardware that lets you track and check any of your tricks and locations. Want to design your own skateboard trick? Syrmo is a pad riser approach to a skateboarding “wearable”for your skate, but it comes complete with an app that shows your tricks, check you in, and can auto-edit footage for you. It appears they’ve CNCed their own designs for the riser and have cool little pieces that slide in to track all sorts of skate and trick stats for. They even included a way to 3D replay your tricks!
It pretty much has to be seen to be believed so here’s their gorgeous Kickstarter video…
One of the best features in that demo is the automatic editing of skate vids. Did you just make your own skate trick or come up with a custom skateboard trick? Catch the stats and the 3D replay for sure but if your buddy is filming you through the app it will auto-locate that spot in the skate video and let you add filters or slow mo. This is definitely the best looking skate Kickstarter we’ve seen in a while. It really adds tech + skating to get something new and awesome. Check out some pics of the Syrmo app if you want to drool over the future of skating…
We’re pretty stoked on this; we’d love to see this Syrmo Kickstarter fully funded so we can get the latest and greatest in the future of skate technology. There are still a few days left to go on this Kickstarter so get in there and back it so we can ours! Click here for the Syrmo Kickstarter