A custom fingerboard is a small-sized working replica of an actual skateboard. A fingerboard contains almost all the parts that a skateboard has: wheels, decks, trucks, and deck graphics. The most crucial difference between a fingerboard and a skateboard is that you have to use your fingers instead of using your legs to ride on the fingerboard. In addition, a customize fingerboard is not as big as a skateboard; that’s why in the beginning, it can be a bit challenging for you to ride it.
Are you a newbie to professional fingerboard? If so, you must learn a few fundamental tricks that can enable you to learn more advanced tricks. For learning more about the fingerboard tricks, keep reading this blog carefully.
Trick First: Ollie: A Super Simple Technique
To perform any skill on a custom fingerboard, Ollie is known as one of the most fundamental skills. Placing your fingers on the fingerboard’s mechanical structure is the same as “Nollie’s.” You need not scroll your fingers in the opposite direction; just start rolling the board so that you can place both your index finger and back finger perfectly on the tail. Then, you must pop the plate with your index finger and level it with your middle finger. Furthermore, the coolest thing about an Ollie is that once you have mastered this trick, you will not have to wait long to double your magic tricks.
Trick Second: Nollie
Nollie is similar to Ollie because both in Ollie and Nollie same type of muscle memory is used. So once you learn Nollie, you will automatically learn how to operate Nollie on your pro Fingerboards. To perform Nollie on the fingerboard, lift your index finger up & away from the board and level it out with your middle finger. In addition, you can also pop a nollie by flicking your middle finger off the tail directly backward.
Trick Third: Shove
Shove is the easiest and fundamental skill you can learn to perform on a fingerboard. It is a very cool and valuable trick for beginners that they can learn with a lot of practice. To perform this trick, you have to control the rotation on the fingerboard with the help of your back finger.
If you want to determine the height of the board from the ground, you have to focus on your applied force to lower your tail. And To determine the rotation of the fingerboard, you should judge the speed with which you pull the tail towards you. To land the technique every time, keep practicing this movement until you have muscle memory.
Trick Fourth: Basic Grinds
Basic Grinds requires the best hand-eye coordination, time-management, and skills to complete the trick successfully. Firstly, you need a track set that can be either homemade or store-purchased to complete the basic grinds. The ability to execute Ollie is the foundation of this technique, so you must make sure you can move at medium speed before continuing reading. Moreover, once you learn to finish an Ollie, you can put the board directly on the track.
To perform this trick best, you have to distribute the weight of the board equally on both sides of the railing and the board itself. For optimal balance, span the railing with the fingers flat and parallel to the top of the board. But if you have a problem making a balance, it’s always the best idea to practice keeping balance in a stationary position and keeping your board still on track until you can acquire a sense of weight.
Hopefully, this blog will let you know every important detail a beginner must know to manipulate a fingerboard.