New York Times technology writer Conor Dougherty hung out with Greg and Jill Henderson, creators of the Hendo Hoverboard. It’s not exactly ready for the Street League, but it does hover and it is a board.
It hovers about an inch above the ground. But when the 190-pound visitor stood atop the 100-pound board, one gentle push was enough to send him spinning across the room over a cushion of air.
Nice to see that is possible. Now, we’ll have to wait until they figure out how to make them turn.
[Link: New York Times]
Finally, a surf watch that actually does something. If the Rip Curl Search GPS watch works as well as this edit suggests, this could be the best surf watch ever (even if it is a little bulky). We’re hoping to get a review unit in the near future. We’ll let you know.
[Link: Rip Curl]
Now, thanks to a new game for iOS, we can all skate Carlsbad, or Hollywood High on our iPhones. Here, let Andrew Reynolds explain a little about one of the spots featured in the new Skater app. Click here to download it, or here for more info. This thing actually looks fun. Only problem, it will cost you $4.99.
In a world where contaminated energy drinks have turned the world’s population into “toxic mutants” (sound familiar) you’re the only one who can help save humanity. Armed with Vans shoes, a slew of cool weapons, and your wits you’ll set out to dominate in Microsoft’s new first person shooter Sunset Overdrive. . . or something like that. Just one more example of our old adage about wearing Vans all the time: it’s not that we’re going to skate, it’s that we can if we want to. Sunset Overdrive drops on October 28, 2014 exclusively for Xbox One. For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.
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Hey kids, Uncle Tony’s got a great new toy for you to beg for this christmas. It’s by the people who gave us vibrating bugs and remote control spider bots — Hexbug. Can we really skate better than Tony Hawk? Hey! It did help answer this recent question: how does Tony keep the brand rolling? This is just one way. Follow the jump for the official word from Hexbug. [click to continue…]
After leaving the floundering mess that has become Andy Mooney’s Quiksilver (where sales dropped 19 percent last quarter and the stock is down 75 percent year to date), Kelly Slater mentioned that he had some ideas about something new. Today (September 8, 2014) we all know where those ideas are headed with the launch of Mr. Slater’s new clothing line backed by Gucci, Puma, and Volcom parent corporation The Kering Group. It’s called Outerknown. And this is what Kelly had to say about it on Instagram this morning:
It’s been a long time coming and I’m proud to let you know that the clothing brand I’ve been working on has launched our ‘Handshake Website” at Outerknown.com this morning. Our team, lead by designer John Moore and supported by our strategic partner, The Kering Group, are tirelessly working on a brand that blends the relationship between style, sustainability, and travel. I believe we have an obligation to build better products and understand the way our consumption impacts the world around us. In saying that, the focus of our brand is to make a product that has a positive effect on every possible level. I look forward to telling you more as the brand develops.
From the cool stuff they’re doing on their Insta feed, and our trust in Slater’s instincts we’d have to say we’re looking forward to seeing where this Outerknown things leads. . . even if it is being funded by one of the largest fashion megacorps in the world. The bummer is we won’t see any product on the streets until Fall 2015.
Boarding for Breast Cancer has a new mobile app for iPhone and Android that helps women help themselves when it comes to health.
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) wants you to be your own biggest health advocate by downloading the free B4BC App for Apple and Android devices today. The recently released mobile app allows you to set a personalized automatic reminder to help you maintain your monthly Breast Self-Exam (BSE), one of the most effective means for early detection of breast cancer. And for those who aren’t sure of the proper technique, the Check One, Two® guide provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to perform your own BSE. . . For the active girl on the go, the app has the latest B4BC info with updates on B4BC programs and events, plus tons of health and wellness content by B4BC’s contributors and team riders including pro snowboarders Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, Kimmy Fasani, Megan Pischke; pro surfers Sage Erickson, Malia Manuel, Courtney Conlogue and more.
What’s good for breasts is always good for us. For the official word from B4BC, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Those who’ve actually used the GoPro camera that their mom’s got them last Christmas know what a nightmare it can be keeping all the pieces together. There’s the cords, the cases, the mounts. Never having the right piece was enough to make us mothball our camera for weeks at a time. But incase has a solution with their new Mono Kit.
The Mono Kit, an innovative silicone travel case that serves as a protective container for one GoPro® camera as well as batteries and accessories; the Dual Kit, which holds two GoPro® cameras and the Accessory Cartridge, the ideal travel bag for camera cords, batteries, mounts, housings and back doors.
Hear that mom? If you bought the camera, looks like you’re going to need to buy the case as well. They go on sale at Best Buy and Goincase.com on August 31, 2014. For the official word from incase, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
What has skateboarding fine artist Don Pendleton been up to lately? It appears that he’s lending his art flair to electronics company Ultimate Ears and their UE Boom wireless speaker, according to a post on Technology Tell.
Continuing the company’s aim to blend people’s passions for music, design and art, the limited-run Jettison Edition is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic style.
We haven’t heard the speakers so we have no idea how they sound, or if they are worth the $199.99 price tag, but we do know that everything looks better with a Pendleton paint job. Look for them arriving in the USA later this month.
[Link: Technology Tell]
With 13 days to go the Hexo+ autonomous action cam drone has raised over $971,101 on Kickstarter. Their goal was only $50,000. Makes us wonder if there isn’t some fuzzy Silicon Valley VC math at work here, but either way it would appear that we’re all one step closing to having drones follow us everywhere we go capturing every boring minute of our action sports lives. Where will we find the hard drive space?