To say fingerboarding (rocking a Tech Deck) is not a sport would be simply wrong and unfair to the athletes that compete in it daily, mastering their two fingered style. One can get just as stoked slayin a homemade cardboard half pipe in their bedroom as any Steven Cheese-lookin’ bro at dog town. It’s just that they don’t have the desire to scrape up their knees or possibly suffer a head injury. That doesn’t mean they don’t sweat and work just as hard as Kareem Campbell when they lay down a darkslide around the kitchen sink. They require just as much skill and concentration as Chad Muska when they throw an impossible from the printer to the desk. A shove-it is still a shove-it no matter what appendage you use to throw it. And your board can still say birdhouse on the bottom, even if it is plastic. We all know it’s only the brand that counts anyway. The biggest misconception of finger boarding besides the fact that it takes skill, is that it is a dying trend. You would be rude and overwhelmingly wrong if you thought it isn’t still cool. Its not only cool, but participation is growing, and for your FYI peeps are making big skrilla layin pipe on the fingerboard at a professional level. There are fingerboard stores in
This First Vid is My Boy Julien laying down some technical grinds. Hes an incredible athlete.
This second one is a great example of the innovation that can take place in this sport, anything can be fingerboarded, and fingerboarded well. Note the Huge One Stair 50 seconds in.