Finally! That’s the first word that comes to mind while writing this announcement. After at least a good 6 months in development, we’re very excited to announce the launch of 5ones Earth, an interactive map for surf, skate and snow spots as well as action sports company headquarters and pro shops.
Along with the launch of Earth, we’re holding a two-week contest with thousands of dollars worth of giveaways in the form of gear from ERGO, IPATH, Fox, and Odeus Skateboards, and a $200 gift certificate from DogFunk.com. The contest works like this, you enter in new spots on the map and you’re awarded points for each one that enter. The people with the most points at the end of two-week, win the prizes. We put up a live leaderboard so everyone can track the contest results and it also explains the how the points are awarded. Skate and surf spots are worth 3 points each. Snow spots are worth 1 point. A pro shop is worth 2 points. And company headquarters are worth 2 points.
So what exactly is 5ones Earth? The idea is this; it’s a map of spots where you can go skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding as well as find pro shops to get new gear or find the company headquarters of your favorite brands. So lets say for example you’re going surfing in Hawaii and you’ve never been there before. Well you can enter in the location where you’re going and pull up all the surf spots within a radius of where you’ll be. Or maybe you need a new board while you’re out there–simple, just pull up the map and find the best surf shops. You can read user reviews too, so that will help finding the best surf spots or shops and not wasting your time hitting up the dud spots. Works the same way for skate and snow spots too.
So check it out, start adding spots (make sure you register so we can track you for the contest), and make sure you give us all the feedback you can think of so we can make it better. Watch for the iPhone and Facebook applications coming soon.
Posted by Cameron on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 in Industry.