A Piece Of Software That Breaks Down Skateboard Tricks Into Data
From Fast Company
November 26, 2012 - 1:45pm
With Skataviz, even your wipeouts will look good. The documentary Bones Brigade chronicles the formation of the groundbreaking skate team of the same name, a squad that included pioneering skateboarders like Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, and Tony Hawk among its ranks. In addition to helping turn skateboarding into a multibillion-dollar international industry, the team was also responsible for inventing some of the sport’s most foundational tricks, from fundamentals like the ollie to more daring aerial maneuvers like the McTwist. One guy would pull it off, and the rest of team would then try to perfect it for their own repertoires. But if they’d been privy to the new skate-trick visualizer Skataviz, they might have been able to save their bones some bruising. The software, developed by creative studio Design I/O, turns skateboard tricks into handsome visualizations. As...
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