20 Most Recent Activision Tony Hawk Ride for Nintendo Wii Questions & Answers


I had the same problem. I solved it and got the board to calibrate immediately when I replaced the brand new batteries with used batteries. Brand new batteries apparently make the lasers very sensitive. You have less sensitive sensors with the used batteries. I just took some AA's out of my cable remotes. The game is awesome once you get it calibrated. I felt your pain for an hour or so.

Activision Tony... | Answered on Nov 07, 2020


As long as you are following the instructions properly, I would say you have a defective board. This accessory is notorious for failing even brand new straight out of the box. In fact, they are so unreliable that most consignment game shops will not even consider purchasing them from you.

If you are simply finding it difficult to connect the board because you lack the proper instructions, here you go: How to sync Wii Tony Hawk Ride Skateboard (not my vid, but this is exactly what you need to do).

Activision Tony... | Answered on Jun 20, 2014


Turn off your cable or satalite box

Activision Tony... | Answered on Apr 10, 2012


Don't use brand new batteries. Using older batteries makes the sensors less "sensitive". You will have to recalibrate every time you change batteries but at least you can use your product this way.

Activision Tony... | Answered on Oct 15, 2011


At last! My Son's Tony Hawk Shred board was one more try from being thown down the garden, as i have been trying since Christmas day, & finally there it was a board i could use. I've followed all bits of advice in a number of differant ways --- here's what worked for me, Turn off at the wall Sky TV, Turn off all lights (only tv turned on), put my crutches in another room (because large metal objects interfere with soft ware), Remove dog from room, Put senser bar on floor, Turn Wii console side on so that Dongle faced away from tv (aiming into centre of room), Place Shred board on floor facing tv/senser at about three feet away. Start process of game set up untill you get to choose a profile, Select profile, press & hold for 5 secs start button on board untill the four blue lights start to flash at a rate of about one flash per sec, then hold on same button untill blue lights flash quickly, then press & hold Dongle button untill Dongle light stays on, with in 2 secs game calibartion instructions start, BEWARE Tony Hawks responce when process starts is as annoying as not being able to get board started. Good luck when up & running it is one Awesome game!

Activision Tony... | Answered on Sep 14, 2011


First turn on the little box you plug into the usb of the wii,then turn on board after make sure the wii sencer bar is also able to pick up board as well the red light will flash just let it go and should work make sure the blue lights are on on the board.

Activision Tony... | Answered on Sep 14, 2011


I had the same problem. I turned the WII so the dongle/sensor that comes with the game is facing the skateboard with a clear line of sight between the dongle/sensor and skateboard. Now it's able to calibrate. Hope this works for you.

Activision Tony... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011


Here is a solution provided by the developers web site.
"It's possible that walls, people, or other entities are triggering the IR sensors on the sides of the board. To prevent this issue, make sure that there are four feet of free space on all sides whenever playing. And that there are no large metal objects nearby." If problems persist please comment so that I can further help you

Activision Tony... | Answered on Jun 14, 2011


is the controller for xbox or the wii?

Activision Tony... | Answered on May 02, 2011


I had the same problem. Three Straight days, 4-6 hours per, every tip offered here and other places. My solution...bug the company for a warranty replacement board. Two days after registering at http://warrant.thride.com UPS picked up my board on Activision's dime. Despite the warranty page's assertion that a prepaid shipping label will be emailed to me and I would have to arrange a pickup, they brought the mountain to me. I've found out that most of the time a board that doesn't calibrate in the first few attempts probably won't regardless of the ambient lighting, available floor space, battery strength in any permutation. It's most likely a problem in the mass production end of things. Somtimes it's just better to just cut the **** and make the company live up to it's responsiblity for it's product offering. If my replacement doesn't work I'll electronically throw a fit and won't quit til i get something that works (and maybe a copy of shred for my trouble).

Activision Tony... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011


A lot of people are apparently having this problem. Since I don't own the game, I checked it out on Google and here are some helpful tips:
1) Replace the batteries with brand-new batteries.
2) Do the initial calibration off the ground. Put it on something like a coffee table or a nightstand. Obviously you aren't going to stand on it but you can still recalibrate it after your initial calibration.
3) Finally, here's one directly from ShredGame.com:

It's possible that walls, people, or other entities are triggering the IR sensors on the sides of the board. To prevent this issue, make sure that there are four feet of free space on all sides whenever playing and that there are no large metal objects nearby. Return to the main menu and select "Options", then select "Calibrate Board" and follow the onscreen instructions. Make sure to follow the steps exactly and hold the board in the calibrating positions for the amount of the time the video that is play is telling you.

During the initial IR sensor calibration process ensure that you are standing away from the board and that you are motionless. When it is time to calibrate each individual IR sensor you will then be asked to stand on the board and will be shown some positions on the board to hold. Ensure that your entire foot is covering the lens of the particular IR sensor you are instructed to cover. Also ensure the board is facing the right direction. The buttons on the board should be on the left side of the board. Cover the whole sensor for the full count. Tony Hawk will say "Got it" when the timer is finishing. Continue to hold that board position until the button prompt to continue appears. Stepping off of the board before that will cause an error even after Tony Hawk says "Got it". You do not need to press a button to continue to move on to the next step. The calibration video will move on to the next step on its own.

If you still have issues with the calibration then try lowering the lights in the room. Sometimes bright lights can interfere with the IR sensors.

If trying the above does not resolve the issue then please contact the Activision customer service warranty website.

Activision Tony... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010


try this it seems to be working The key to maintaining connectivity is to make sure that the sensor on the dongle is perpendicular to the board. We'd first installed the dongle so that the sensor was parallel to the board, and the board refused to connect. This was because we installed the dongle and kept the front of the console facing us. So, it looked like this:

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*S*
*E*
*N*
*S*
*O*
*R*
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*B*
*O*
*A*
*R*
*D*
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But when we turned the Wii console so that the sensor was perpendicular to the board, the reaction time and motion detector sensitivity improved SIGNIFICANTLY. We discovered the key for improved performance is keeping as much of the surface area of the dongle sensor facing the board as possible! That way the signals coming from the board have a much greater likelihood of hitting the dongle sensor.

Here's the configuration we're now using with great success:

******************
*SENSOR on DONGLE*
******************

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*B*
*O*
*A*
*R*
*D*
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You can even swing the board around 360 degrees and it will keep good connectivity and motion control. (Btw,...if we hadn't figured this solution out, I'd have rated the game package a "zero" and returned it.) Thanks again Rick

Activision Tony... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010


If you are trying to run on a softmod wii - then use Greko OS to get it running

Activision Tony... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010


Try using older batteries in the board(some say this works). For myself I had to turn all the lights off besides light from tv itself and it worked first time. Make sure you have ample space (4ft) or so around all the sensors and remember the sensors for the wii are really sensitive to light! Gl hope u get it fixed! Its a great game once u get past that part.

Activision Tony... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010


Just put old batteries in as a last ditch effort before exchanging for the second time. Worked and my 6 year old is having a blast now!

Activision Tony... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010


Try leaving a 4ft space open around the board, preferably 8-10 feet away from sensors! I had this same problem and after googling it, seems others have to. I waited till it was dark, turned off all the lights but the light from the tv and it calibrated first try! Maybe this will work for u..the sensors on the wii are really sensitive to lighting so if this doesn't work try providing ample light around the board instead! Gl hope u get it calibrated!

Activision Tony... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

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