What's Up Posts Tagged: Nerd Out on Numbers and Statistics
Posted by Rob, Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:22 AM
This week on Nerdsday Thursday, I started with doing an analysis of our top 200 skaters over the years. Of course, the first question is regarding their ages. Then, I dug deeper to see who out of those 200 top skaters from 2006 is still a skater. The numbers are pretty damn alarming. I don't want to believe it. It seems like everyone is quitting skateboarding. You guys need to stop that quitting $h!t right now. You know what this reminds me of? Those grumpy old men that say they want skateboarding to die again because they love it so much. You just wish you were cool again, geezer. How could you not want something as amazing as skateboarding done by every new kid you meet? Try evolving and growing instead of longing for your heyday. Okay, that's the end of my rant, but still skateboarders are quitting like mad and that sucks. Check the numbers: Numbers Show Everyone Quitting Skateboarding.
Posted by Rob, Thursday, May 02, 2013 8:54 AM
I know everyone claims "I'm busy," but I think we here at SPoT are legitimately more busy than most, especially me. In fact, you can even add your favorite expletive and your mom in there and say we're mother f***ing busy. So, this week on Nerdsday Thursday, all I got is one simple chart for you. I was recently reviewing Lakai performance after this weekend's Spring Roll and found some fairly interesting ups and downs. Given major events over the years, you can read a lot into this one if you want. Check out Nerdsday Thursday: Lakai Performance Over the Years.
Posted by Rob, Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:46 AM
Today's Nerdsday Thurday is not a graph or numbers. I'm going to tell you about my friend Josh Friedburg. Josh started 411VM back in the day and is a ripping decorated veteran of the Team Manager and Industry VIP Contest at Tampa Pro over the last decade. These day's he heads up IASC, The International Association of Skateboard Companies and also brings you the Know Skateboarding App. IASC has brought you things like Go Skateboarding Day and for us bid'niss folk behind the scenes in skateboarding, the IASC Summit. If you work in the sketchy skateboard industry or want to one day, you should get to the IASC Summit for the ultimate overdose in Nerdsday Thursday topics. I'll be there sitting quiet absorbing it all from the back of the room just like my high school days. Tomorrow is actually the last day to sign up. I'm most looking forward to:
- Bobby Kim, founder of The Hundreds, speak after reading his amazing It Is What It Isn't thoughts from back in a December article he wrote.
- Nick Tershay, the dude who started a skateboard bolts company and turned it into what Diamond is today.
- Tiffany Montgomery, who reports skateboarding industry news better than anyone I've ever seen since I've worked in skateboarding.
Posted by Rob, Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:54 AM
Today we're on the Nike campus in Beaverton, Oregon going over all kinds of things from retail goals to what we want to do with our contests and events and how we can improve our service and experience to you guys as our audience and customers. So, today's Nerdsday Thursday has a bit of a Nike focus on it as I quickly prepared some random bits of data to chew on. There's everyone from the average age of customers by shoe brand to a look at which 20 Year Experience episodes had the most views. Check out Nerdsday Thursday: Ages, Geography, and Views.
Posted by Rob, Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:53 AM
On April Fools Day, my joke was that the whole store was a dollar and that Skatepark of Tampa was now skateboarding's first dollar store. What did people rush to throw in their carts for a dollar? Find out here on a new edition of Nerdsday Thursday: April Fools Day Shopping Carts Analysis
Posted by Rob, Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:31 AM
Nerdsday Thursday: Tampa Pro 2013 Broadcast Statistics.
Posted by Rob, Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:14 PM
Have you ever wondered, "How does X board company even survive?" when no one you know backs it. One thing you might not realize is different parts of the country are pretty different when it comes to the skateboard companies they back. This week on Nerdsday Thursday, I'm looking at the top 15 board company sales in our online shop broken down between West Coast states and East Coast states. First, there's the list for each coast for 2012. Below that, I have a list for each coast for a wider time period of 2003 to 2012. Finally, a third column shows top companies for just the SPoT physical shop location. A few observations are below each section. Check the list out here: East Coast vs West Coast: Most Popular Skateboard Companies.
Posted by Rob, Thursday, March 07, 2013 9:19 AM
Posted by Rob, Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:02 AM
For this week on Nerdsday Thursday, we're going back to another age analysis, this time with pro skateboarders. Are they getting older like top am skateboarders are? Let's see: Nerdsay Thursday - How Old are Professional Skateboarders?
Posted by Rob, Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:24 AM
This week on Nerdsday Thursday, I'm looking at all the skaters who have skated Damn Am over the years that have gone pro. From Nerdsday a few weeks back, we know there has been 5,239 Damn Am contest placings consisting of 1,655 unique skaters. Just over 7% of those 1,655 skaters have gone on to a legit pro career in skateboarding. The list includes three Thrasher Skaters of the Year (Grant Taylor, David Gonzales, and Leo Romero) plus many of today's top pros. I can't belive how we've been able to meet over 120 of today's pros as they were kids coming up and skating contests like Damn Am for the fun and friendships you form at events like that. Take a look at this amazing list of pros that have skated Damn Am. Who's skating Damn Am right now that will be on this list in the future? We'll see. Hit me up to register for upcoming Damn Ams at firstname.lastname@example.org