Wii Balance Board goes gnarly with Skate It

When it comes to a few sets of bicep curls, I tend to use Heineken rather than hefty weights. As such, Nintendo's sweat generator, Wii Fit, is a littl

When it comes to a few sets of bicep curls, I tend to use Heineken rather than hefty weights. As such, Nintendo's sweat generator, Wii Fit, is a little bit wasted on me. Perhaps you could argue that i'm exactly the kind of gym dodger it's aimed at, but i've discovered a much better use for the Wii's Balance Board that's coming later this year.EA's new game, Skate It, will turn the board – that's more familiar with press-ups and yoga – into a virtual skateboard deck. Instead of keepy uppies it'll be ollies, pop shuvits and backside alley-oops.Taking to the streets of San Vanelona (the city seen in Skate on the 360 and PS3) wannabe Tony Hawks will use the Wii remote as a kind of handheld skateboard and mirror actual tricks and kickflips in order to pull off in-game stunts.So where does the Balance Board come into play? Well we're not sure yet, hopefully to stay upright while grinding and pulling off manuals, but EA says it'll be used to 'deepen the experience'. Perhaps they mean it'll throw you off and smash your arm against the coffee table when you bail. You know, to deepen the skating experience.