"Overall, I'm glad I listened to my other half and didn't rush into preordering this. It's a superb idea, but one that's peppered with flaws. Perhaps if Mr Hawk gets his way and manages to revive the Kelly Slater surfing games but using the RIDE peripheral, there may yet be a use for it - or if EA cheekily retrofit their SKATE series to use the controller.
In the here and now though, RIDE the game doesn't do the controller justice and the whole experience is a very expensive way to get your kicks and tricks. Go buy a real skateboard, find a piece of tarmac somewhere and make a complete prat of yourself out there, you'll find 5 minutes on a real board a hell of a lot more rewarding and fun than an hour on the slidey motion-controller tea-tray."