The ShadowBox is a revolutionary new concept in action sports that, with its first software application, allows wakeboarders to track their rides and share them with friends.
The ShadowBox is a tough, fully-waterproof device, no bigger than a deck of cards that attaches securely to a wakeboarder’s deck. When the ride is over, riders can check out their ride data directly on the device, or upload the data to their computer later and analyze every aspect of their performance in 3-D detail.
Similar to the electronics in an aircraft, the ShadowBox uses gyros, accelerometers, magnetometers and GPS to determine position. In its first release, the ShadowBox features a software program called WakeTracker 1.0 that will capture the wakeboarder’s pathway; the height, distance, hang time, and speed of every jump; the rotation and spin rate of every trick; the speed and angle into the wake or at any point during the ride, as well as various other measurements. From training to competition to simple bragging rights, the ShadowBox will allow riders to truly see what they’re doing and back up their hype. Riders can also send their 3D ride data to others on the web where, via the website and a free download of the WakeTracker 1.0 software, anyone can view their ride for free. While this first software application is tailored to the sport of wakeboarding, it is only the first of many sport and science applications to come in ShadowBox’s future.
For purchasing, the ShadowBox is available online at shadowboxlive.com. Pre-orders began online April 1 and shipping will begin in late May 2009. For more information please contact Dan Meyers at 503-550-6110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.