Skate by Numbers: Skateboarding Articles and Event Coverage

Who's Winning the Instagram World Championships of Skateboarding?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Some people pretend to be too cool for contests, but just about everyone skates the biggest contest ever: Instagram. How many likes? Views? Followers? It's the new rat race and skateboarding sure isn't immune. Kind of sad in a way, but whatever. I'm here to report the numbers on it just for fun, curiosity, and conversation.

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Why is Skateboarding Contest Participation on the Decline?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ever since I started working in the skateboarding industry, I've wondered if "real" skateboarding is growing or shrinking. The data out there isn't all that great, so all I've ever had to go on was my own when I formerly worked for Skatepark of Tampa prior to 2013. SPoT continues to do all the same things they've done, including their all ages contests. At The Boardr, we do similar ones on the Grind for Life Series, but they're spread all over Florida.

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The Best Contest Skateboarders of Today

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

We track everything from contest results to Instagram and YouTube stats. If you like the spirit of friendly competition and numbers, here's a breakdown with the key people to watch in contest skateboarding.

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How We Run Things Behind the Scenes at Skateboarding Contests: The Boardr Live™ Scoring App

Monday, May 2, 2016

We wrote The Boardr Live™ from the ground up using over 20 years of experience running large and small skateboarding events. Check out a full demo from start to finish if you're into that sort of thing: business processes, systems, etc. I still can't believe I get to work on stuff in skateboarding like this for a living.

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The Berrics Run and Gun Re-scored with a New Trick for Trick Scoring System

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

In the video and report here, I run our trick for trick scoring system through The Berrics' Run and Gun Contest. P-Rod won the internet vote. Who wins the technical trick for trick race? Check out a bit of discussion and the results I came up with as I continue to experiment with this system.

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$1.7 Million in 2015 So Far: A Skateboarding Contest Earnings Analysis

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Before we dive into this interesting data, let's look at some of the most interesting points: A total of $1,740,800 has been paid in 2015 so far at skateboarding events. An even $1,000,000 of this was from events run by The Boardr. Girls earned just 5% at $89k with the remaining $1.7k going to the men. Read on for more...

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Statistics from The Boardr Am, a National Top Amatuer Skateboarding Series

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Full stats from the first season of The Boardr Am. The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. A one hour show on ESPN's World of X produced by The Boardr will document the skaters' stories of the road to Austin, Texas.

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Is Skateboarding Doomed? Google Seems to Think So

Monday, June 23, 2014

I use Google Trends to track the popularity of certain search terms. I put in skateboarding vs scooters and found these alarming results. In your experience, does real life reflect the situation in this chart?

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No Surprise: Skateboarding Climbing the Hip Hop Charts

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I have 25+ years of rap lyrics memorized that you can get spilling from my lungs with just a small percentage of alcohol in my blood. It's been an interesting unfolding over those two plus decades watching that other thing I'm into mesh cultures with hip hop. Today I was cleaning up some of my digital memory banks and ran some key words through Rap Genius' Rap Stats tool. They catalog all these words in hip hop lyrics and created a tool that plots the useage of words in lyrics over the years. Are you surprised by the growth of skateboarding? I wonder if the sketchy skateboarding industry has seen the same growth in their numbers. In regular popsicle stick boards, my guess is no.

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Welcome Skateboards Proves Magic Beats Marketing in Mainstream Skateboarding

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Welcome Skateboards was started by Jason Celaya, Minister of Magic, and has managed to build up a pretty good following with their unique shapes and artwork. Jason's the skater behind it all. We're carrying Welcome in The Boardr Store, so I hit him up with a few bid'niss questions on his experience and thoughts regarding Welcome Skateboards.

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Shaqueefa Buys a Digital Gift Card at The Boardr

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Don't gift cards just suck? You can lose them, they expire, you forget you had them, you have to enter a 500 digit number to use it online, buying one as a gift is a pain, etc.

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Skate by Numbers: More on the Custom POS System

Thursday, December 5, 2013

This is where you ring up sales and process a customer coming in to skate and/or buy something. I wonder if anyone will catch the few inside jokes I sprinkled in here?

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Skate By Numbers: Creating a Custom Point of Sale and Inventory Management App

Saturday, November 30, 2013

In this video I cover the whole process where I'll show you how we've made it super easy to get a product from UPS's delivery truck to your website super fast.

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How to Run a Skateboarding Competition: The Boardr Live

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Boardr Live is a live and instant real time scoring app I wrote to help people run their skateboarding events and competitions quicker, easier, and with less of a headache, fumbling with paper, spreadsheets, etc. I just recorded this quick demo that shows the entire process from start to finish.

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Skate By Numbers: How I Made The Boardr InstaGame in a Day

Monday, November 11, 2013

This edition of Skate by Numbers isn't necessarily numbers, but it's closely related. I want to show you how easy it is to make computers do anything you want and use that skill to create some value to a business, or even better, start your own business. I'm going to show you how I made The Boardr InstaGame.

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Baby Scumbag and Ishod Wair Join Forces to Take Down Thrasher

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Instagram is killing off the significance of skateboard magazines. It became apparent a few days ago while I was taking a poop. There I was in my bathroom—which should look like your bathroom with a pile of skate mags next to the toilet—scrolling away on Instagram.

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Skate by Numbers: Planning a Contest Format with an Element of Time

Friday, September 20, 2013

Let me warn you, this article and this new feature I'm starting called Skate by Numbers is nerdy, grow'd up, and bid'niss as hell. It has to do with all the things you probably hate in school if you're still stuck in that youth jail. Math, spreadsheets, numbers, addition, multiplication, logic, and all that.

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