Interactive Skateboard Parks of The Future
Skateboard parks are a wonderful place for kids to practice and hone their skateboarding skills. Skateboard parks are a place where youth can enjoy themselves and challenge their abilities against other kids in competition and learn about mentorship and creativity. Of course as more technology is introduced to the present sport of skateboarding we will see revolutionary changes.During extreme skateboard competitions we see that riders can choose their own music to get them into the zone and wow the crowds. We also see laser measuring systems which tell of how much air or height each rider coming off a ramp has attained while special timers measure the hang time. Digital Clocks and fog-horns are used to time routines and tricks and level the playing field allowing the best man or woman to win!
In the future directional sound will be used to alert the rider how much time is left on the clock or how high the rider went wins on the last ramp or even call out his speed approaching a ramp. Directional sound can also be used for the music and only the rider will hear it.The riders will also be able to pick up a complete recorded routine to play on their computer to increase their skills. For instance, the overboard park will be set out in a grid and the rider will have an active matrix RFID tag [Radio Frequency Identification Tag] in his shoe which will record every motion. The rider will be able to go home on his computer and see the speeds, directions and evaluate his performance so that he might achieve even greater results next time.
These technologies will not only be available for competition but also at the local skate parks with Digital Equipment and for a small fee the rider can buy a CD-ROM which was burned by the skateboard park’s digital nervous system. These technologies will also help pay for the skate park’s upkeep and maintenance; perhaps even fund future expansion projects.Digital pictures and digital video might also be incorporated into skate parks. These digital pictures and videos can also be used on the rider’s MySpace or social networking web site.The research gained by all this data can be used by skateboard park designers to make better skate parks, learn which ramps are more favored and to make the skateboard parks safer. As future hover boards come into place all the systems will already be available to make the experience totally awesome.