by Rob on Thursday, May 16, 2013
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.
by Rob on Thursday, May 2, 2013
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.
by Rob on Thursday, April 18, 2013
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.
by Rob on Thursday, April 4, 2013
On April Fools Day, our 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.
by Rob on Thursday, February 21, 2013
This week on Nerdsday Thursday, I'm looking at all the skaters who have skated Damn Am over the years that have gone pro. 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.
by Rob on Thursday, February 14, 2013
This grid shows the top 10 companies in the Pants/Jeans category. For the last decade, Krew dominated most years. It's interesting to see eS creep in there before they threw in the towel. Split might look odd to you in there in 2005, but don't forget they sponsored Tampa Pro that year so of course that directly affects your brand's performance.
by Rob on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Let me start with a description of the data. We've been doing Damn Am since 2001 when Brian Schaefer decided that the world needed to experience firsthand the vibe and style of Tampa Am. Since then, there have been 5,239 Damn Am contest placings consisting of 1,655 unique skaters.
by Rob on Thursday, January 31, 2013
It's been way too long since a nerd out on numbers post, so let's dive into some digits. I was interested in how the ages of skaters has looked over the years. What would you guess? Are skaters generally younger these days than ten years ago or are they older or both? Let's take a look starting with 2004.