Fingerboarding: What is Fingerboarding and Why Youth Love It

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A fingerboard or finger-skateboard is a miniature skateboard.  A fingerboard is about 96 to 110mm long, and can have a variety of widths 28mm-30mm. Fingerboarding tricks are very similar to skateboarding tricks and are performed using fingers instead of feet.

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Why Fingerboarding is the New Youth Trend

1) You Can Make Your Own Fingerboard

I have seen many teens use shop class to make awesome homemade Fingerboards instead of having to buy an expensive skateboard at a store.

How to Make Your Own Fingerboard:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7677486492997224097

Teens have put together some great guides on how to make fingerboards easily.

2) You Can Collect Your Own Fingerboards

It is a very collectable item.  I believe for many it is the new baseball card.

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3) Fingerboarding is Less Dangerous

I do not think youth themselves would say this.  But you can fingerboard in the middle of the night, in stylish clothes and not really worry about getting hurt (although finger cuts are common).

4) You Can Make a Fingerboarding Skate Park in Your Kitchen

There are a few companies that actually make fingerboarding ramps and mini parks.  Teens can also make their own.  This is much easier than convincing your mom to set up a park in the front yard or skating 10 miles to the closest drain pipe.

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I think we are going to see more and more fingerboarding competitions.

We are Looking For Fingerboarders!

Radical Teenagers will be sponsoring a Fingerboarding Competition in the coming months.  If you are interested in being sponsored or applying your videos.  Email: [email protected], with your name, email and a sample Fingerboarding video.

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  • CJ

    WOW.
    I can’t believe you guys list this as a “new, hip trend” among youth nowadays. I played with these in 5th or 6th grade. No one uses these anymore. This post is like saying beanie babies are the hottest new thing among freshmen highschoolers.

    Wait, is this an Amish newsletter? Because I can see how these have finally reached them. You know, right before electricity becomes acceptable.

  • Vanessa Van Petten

    Hi CJ

    I am actually glad you have this passionate comment. I know fingerboarding is not new to many teens, but many many parents and adults have never heard of it. I agree with you, it should be more well known, but many people do not know what it is.

    Vanessa

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    i make paper boards there reall cheap i sell rail grip tape the boards are hard as wooden boards