Fingerboard Tricks For Beginners

    Fingerboard Tricks For Beginners

    It's helpful to learn some basic skills in the early stages of your fingerboard hobby.

    The tail manual is one of the simplest techniques you can learn, even before ollieing. After you've learned how to ollie, consider learning some simpler techniques, such as shove-it, kickflip, nollie, and basic grinding.

    Manual tail, pressing down on the tail of the board, so that the front wheels are off the ground without the tail hitting it, and driving forward while maintaining balance there.

    The technique itself is super simple, but it's a good way to learn when you want to start doing combinations.

    As we've said, this technique isn't hard to start with, but it takes a lot of skill to find a technique in the manual. Or drop it on the track in the tail manual and do a 5-to-0 grind. Using any technique in the manual will make it more challenging and thus more impressive.

    Ollie: Learning how to ollie is one of the basic skills to perform any skill.

    Switch Ollie's finger placement and mechanical structure are the same as nollie 's, except you scroll in the opposite direction.  Roll the board so that your index finger is the back finger and on the tail. Pop the plate with your index finger and level it with your middle finger.

    The coolest thing is, once you've mastered the switch Ollie, it won't take long for your magic tricks to double. 

    Nollie: If you have your nollie down, fakie Ollie will come to you soon, because muscle memory is the same. 

    To nollie north, pop a nollie, but lift your index finger up and away from the board as you level it out with your middle finger. To nollie south, pop a nollie, but flick your middle finger off the tail directly backward.

    Shove it: This is the simplest and most basic skill you can learn. Besides being easy to master (through practice), it also looks cool and valuable for beginners. The key is to control the rotation of the board with a simple movement of your back finger. The force with which you lower your tail will determine the height of the board from the ground, and the speed with which you pull the tail toward you in the same motion will determine the rotation of the board. Practice this movement until you have muscle memory that allows you to land the technique every time.

    Basic Grinds: it requires good hand-eye coordination and good timing and balance skills to successfully complete the trick. We will first introduce the basic 50-inch 50 grinding. To complete the 50-inch 50 grind, you need a track set, whether homemade or store-purchased. The foundation of this includes the ability to execute Ollie, so make sure you can move at medium speed before continuing reading. Once you can finish an Ollie, you'll want to grab and put the board directly on the track. The weight of the board should be distributed in half on both sides of the railing, and the board itself should span the railing with the fingers flat and parallel to the top of the board for optimal balance. If you think you might have a balance problem, then it's always a good idea to practice keeping balance in a stationary position and keeping your board still in track until you can get a sense of weight.


    Start with the basic tricks until you have mastered all of the fundamentals. Take your time with learning each trick, and once you have mastered many of these tricks, you can try adding extra rotations, spins, and try riding switch or fakie.