Very popular at the end of the 2000s, finger skate (or fingerboard) is seen by some as a real sport, while many teens and children consider it a hobby. Whatever your practice, you will find fingerskates to your liking at Nomadeshop.
What is a finger skate?
The fingerboard is a mini skateboard board , only a few centimeters (10 X 3 cm). This miniature replica of the skate decks is in a scale of 1: 8 , and is handled with the fingers. Invented in the 1970s, finger skate was first considered a toy, or even a keychain, before its practice became a real sport. Requiring skill, this miniature skateboard allows you to perform tricks with your fingers, from the simplest to the most acrobatic. If fingerboarding can be practiced on many supports, it is also possible to equip yourself with a miniature tech deck, with ramps and everything you need to do tricks and train.
How to choose a fingerboard?
Whether viewed as a toy, or as sports equipment, the fingerboard is extremely precise to allow smooth gliding and fluid practice. The board is therefore generally made of maple wood, or plastic. The wheels and trucks are an exact replica of the skate wheels and trucks, ensuring perfect glide. Very often, fingerboards are delivered as a kit, with all the elements to assemble yourself:
- Screws (nuts, screws, rings, washers and assembly tool).
Beyond the practical aspect, you can also choose your finger skate according to its design. Everything is then customizable, from the board to the trucks, including the wheels. Many patterns, colors, griptapes and stickers allow you to design the fingerboard of your dreams, and create a collection that suits you.
How is fingerboarding done?
Finger skate practice is pretty straightforward. You just have to place two fingers on the board (usually your index and middle fingers), and simulate a slide on your legs.
The main advantage of finger skate is that you can let your imagination run wild and try the most improbable tricks without ever risking injury. There are many videos on the Internet that can provide ideas for tricks to perform , unless you want to replicate tricks already performed on a classic skateboard.
What accessories to accompany the fingerboard?
Another advantage of the fingerboard : it can be practiced anywhere! Wherever you are, you are bound to find a surface suitable for fingerboarding, even if it is not smooth, or flat. But if you feel the need to have a terrain perfectly suited to your training and your practice, there are many accessories to customize your mini skate park . A tech deck is therefore an item of equipment on which you can have as many ramps and obstacles as you want. You can then feel the sensations of the skate park at your fingertips.
The Nomadeshop store offers different models of fingerskates, to allow you to ride on a high quality miniature board , in the design of your choice.