Summary: Bought as gift for my 15 yr old son. Our area in front of TV/PS3 is easily 12' x 15' or larger, plenty of space. Tried, tried and tried again. Looked up support comments online and tried every recommendation we could find: moving furniture to clear area around board, raising board off the floor, changing the lighting in the room, even covering sensors with paper. We have at least 20 other PS3 games, home built PCs, various other game consoles - we're pretty tech savvy.
Summary: I received this product and it worked great the first time I played it. When I went to go play it a second time it wouldn't even turn on. So I contacted Amazon and they sent me a replacement. After I received the replacement, I went and played it.. worked great right out of the box. A few days later went to go play the game again and once again the product would not turn on again..
Summary: This has to be worst tested game ever! Could not get this to calibrate, tried every thing that we could find searching the internet, nothing works it just will not calibrate and there is no way to play the game until the calibration completes. What a waste of time. From my research on the internet looking for a way to get this stupid thing to calibrate it appears that this is a chronic problem with this controller.
Summary: I bought this bundle as a Gold Box Deal, and even for $10 it was a bad buy. I cannot get the skateboard controller to calibrate even after trying many tips found on the internet. The controller is obviously a MAJOR issue and has been for quite a long time with no improvement. Without the skateboard controller, you cannot play the game.
Summary: I am a parent who purchased this last year 2010 for my kids. What a huge mistake! It never calibrated and we had frustrated, upset children. I spent several tries the next few days staying on hold with activision and never reached anyone. We didn't return the game because it was opened. We had a huge room 20x22 and pushed all the furniture back, along with other suggestions for calibrating, but nothing worked. We put the game away and didn't try again.
Summary: Same issues as other customers who's boards wouldnt calibrate...I have this in a pretty large area so I dont think anything was interfering. We tried about a dozen times, changed batteries. etc. What became apparent is the directions are horrible. They leave out steps that tell you when to start the game in relation to turning on the board, also at some point you need to use the standard controller but again they dont address when to activate it which leaves you guessing...