Summary: I'm not to sure why other people are having problems getting this to work? It synced right up the very first time I did it. This is a great game for the hole family. Like one other said WARNING: This game is physically challenging is definitely right. It's GREAT exercise :-). One more thing: When you go to sink it up MAKE sure that you completely cover the sensor it tells you to. Try laying a towel over it.
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for my 16 year old daughter and 7 year old son. It's a lot of fun for both ages. My daughter in particular loves the music. It's fairly easy to set up and figure out. Takes some time to get good/better, but that's most of the fun of it. The only frustration is that the board constantly moves counter clockwise while in use. It's aggravating. But I suppose it could be the way my kids lean on it.
Worked fine for me, no calibration issues using a different set of batteries.
7 December 2012
Summary: Bought the PS3 version on 11/30/2012 for a Christmas present but I was curious whether or not it would even calibrate based on some of the other reviews so I tried it out. Like many of the other reviews suggested, I didn't bother using the batteries that were included and instead used some separate batteries that I recently purchased. Worked fine, took maybe 3-4 minutes to calibrate, was playing the game in a very short amount of time.
Summary: My 10 year old son had no problem calibrating his board; we only had to move the coffee table so it wasn't directly behind the board. The instructions for playing the game are very simple and easy to follow. It is a great game, espcially when the weather doesn't allow boarding outside.
Summary: It's a shame that bad reviews regarding technical issues tend to derate this product in the eyes of the perspective buyer. I feel sorry for those with technical issues because this is a great game. I have a large gameroom, but the clear space around the circumference of the board is only a few feet. Not even enough to be considered 'safe'. Still, calibration was surprisingly quick and I was up and training in minutes.