Gaming On Wheels: Skaters Play Tetris

By John Walker on September 30th, 2009 at 1:23 am.

I like the pretty colours.

Here’s your late night nonsense, discovered via the constantly excellent Swiss Miss. It’s a group of freeborders playing a Tetris-alike in the streets of San Francisco. It’s clearly intended as an ad for the Freebord, which appears to be a skateboard that goes sideways or something. But who cares! They made a pretty game-related thing!

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  1. Inanimotioon says:

    Too bad I didn’t decide to attend the FRAs this year. A bunch of people I know are in that video!
    It’s been ALL over the internet I love it.

  2. Esc says:

    A pretty game related thing, in my city? And no one told me? Blast!

    Sweet video, I want to get the track that is playing in the background.

  3. Radiant says:

    How awesome is tetris?

    And how silly is skateboarding?
    Why would you want to make yourself look even more ridiculous by wearing a giant neon throwie on your head?

    Buy a car… just one car is all it takes to end this silliness.

  4. Radiant says:

    You wouldn’t even have to be driving it.

  5. MD says:

    Those are not Tetris pieces! I was ready to enthuse, but if they’re going to use crazy 5-block pieces, they can stick it up their collective jumper.

    :-[

  6. sexyresults says:

    kewl

  7. Thiefsie says:

    -1 vote for non tetrimodo pieces

  8. Marshall says:

    Too bad they’re going to have to trudge all the way back up those hills carrying those silly boards AND those slight-less-silly glowies on their backs.

    They put in cable cars for a reason.

  9. DarkNoghri says:

    That’s rather nifty. They move like snowboards on streets. Cool.

    @Marshall
    You realize that you can roll things uphill, right? You just need to push a little bit.

  10. Derek K. says:

    Why didn’t the skaters at the bottom vaporize when they filled in the lines?

  11. Blast Hardcheese says:

    Only terrorists use 5 block bits. Real Americans use the 4 block system made by that true American hero, Alexei Pajitnov.

    Wait, am I reading that right?

  12. Vinraith says:

    Very cool, and an impressive bit of group coordination.

  13. Inanimotioon says:

    I’m guessing they didn’t use 4block tetris pieces for possible legal issues that may or may not arise.

  14. JonnyBombs says:

    How ridiculous are cars?

  15. MultiVaC says:

    Those things look like a lot of fun. Sort of like snowboards on pavement. But I can only imagine the brutal falls you’re bound to take from it.

  16. Jeremy says:

    And after last winter’s dismal snowboarding experience, I will not be getting one of these.

    The video was alright, though had a bit of trouble seeing what was going on.

  17. underproseductor says:

    I want that in my town, but only with car crashes and shootouts..

  18. Kevin says:

    I assume you’d break the same way you would on a snowboard, torn sideways and lean on your edge…. it’s the logical thing.

    As for going uphill with these, it’s impossible, your feet are locked in.

  19. Maniac11919 says:

    I didn’t think that was necessarily the case… I thought I had found a version or two that didn’t lock you in…

    Ahh… Here: http://www.getboards.com/land/freeboards/freebord_x80.html

    “Skyhooks” are what you need for that, apparently… Whatever those are…

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