By Andres Pachon
A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.
In this age smartphones are virtually everywhere. The variety of functions the devices harbor works almost like some kind of magic with its ability to transform itself into a multipurpose gadget that for each app used can become a different type of magic wand. Skateboarders are well aware of this and so are the people who started developing skateboarding related stuff and functions that can fit in one single app. Here we’ll leave you with 10 of the most interesting apps you can download right now to use for your skateboarding.
10. Skate Space
A skate simulator and platform that allows you to customize a character, design your own skate park and obstacles and select the tricks you want your character to perform. It can also be played real-time as well as with your friends in multiplayer mode.
9. Skate Nerd
You want to increase your knowledge about skateboarding culture and history? The Skate Nerd is just for you, for it has a wide bank of information that compiles skateboarding facts that rookie skaters should check and one that smarty-pants skaters or pro could double check.
Life and skateboarding pass fast, so every skateboarder out there must record their tricks and performances. But we know how complicated it can be to get a good footage and edit it all frame by frame. That’s where Quik comes in and provides you with a video editor program that enhances your videos quality. Easy to use and quick to master!
Are you into electric skateboarding? Ride is an app designed to get connected to your E-skateboard in order to keep the track of your route, the distance and miles covered and any other details the app may suggest recording or improving your game.
The skateboarding social media that allows skateboarders to find among themselves all the information necessary to live by the deck. Communities, commentaries, skate spots and reviews can be found in this growing network.
This app clusters in one single space all the skateboarding videos out there in one long list. From official magazines, companies, independent studios or famous or anonymous skateboarders you’ll find videos involving only skateboards, tricks, tips and even newsreels in the skate world.
Need lessons? This app offers you tons of tutorials and courses of any type of board discipline. Download it and choose Skateboarding and you’ll have access to a wide range of videos and other formats meant to teach you and guide you through your ever-going training.
If you’re looking for a program to help you with filters or with the color and light schemes of your favorite skateboarding pics then search no further and download Colorstory. This app promises you to edit and enhance your images and make them look perfect for social media, publicity or just help you look badass.
2. Touchgrind Skate 2
Can’t stop skateboarding even without your skateboard? Then you most likely have downloaded Touchgrind Skate 2, a game that will take minutes out of your life just by tapping your smartphone’s screen to perform tricks while competing against the computer, other people or just skating/tapping in a dream location.
If you want to discover the greatest and best commentated spots exclusively to grind and shred out there or nearest to you, then wait no more and get your hands on Skatespots. The geolocation is well made and very precise, for it feeds on views and data gathered firsthand by skateboarders who discover new skate spots or spaces with skateboarding potential.
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