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PostSubject: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:12 pm

Hey fingerboarders

I recently bought a cheap fingerboard in spain for fun on a holiday 3 weeks, but it grabbed my attention and now im getting a Berlinwood/Black River next week..

The only thing that im wondering about is that i use 3 fingers instead of two. I read somewhere that the official rules says you are allowed to use 2 or 3 fingers, but on all the movies i see on youtube they use 2 fingers?

I am only doing it for fun as it seems to occupy my 200mph/hr brain quite good, and i want to get better at it. So should i keep on using 3 or should i just start over with using only 2?

Thank you very much!

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:17 pm

Switch to 2, index in the middle, middle finger on the tail.

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:18 pm

much like skateboarding, there are no 'official rules'. Use 3 fingers if you want but 99 percent of people use 2 and as you only started 3 weeks ago, it'd maybe be a good choice now if you switch to 2. you'll get used to it in no time.

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:20 pm

how many legs do you have? 3? then use 3!
Most people use 2 because they have 2 legs...

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:28 pm

Yea dude 2 fingers. It's a more realistic feel just as everyone else said. I started out with three but as I got more into the scene I switched. It just looks a lot better too

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:56 pm

Tomé Martins wrote:
how many legs do you have? 3? then use 3!
Most people use 2 because they have 2 legs...

Don't be a smartass,
Honestly whatever is comfortable and fun at the same time for you man, yes most people use 2 and I recommend it but if you have more fun using 3 then I'm not here to judge! Just have fun  afro 

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:13 pm

And tuck your ring and pinky, wish I would've learned this from the start instead of later on.

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:23 pm

try man to use 2

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:26 pm

I use my fist

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:30 pm

Gabe fingerboarding wrote:
I use my fist
lol
i use my too foots

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:37 pm

Gabe finger boarding wrote:
I use my fist
Not for fingerboarding wink

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:44 pm

try to find a few vids of kids using 3 fingers, or even their whole hand - it just doesn't look good  wink 
Of course it's your decision, but i guess you'll have more fun, if you know what you're doing has a little bit style.

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:35 pm

WantSomeSlaw wrote:
Gabe finger boarding wrote:
I use my fist
Not for fingerboarding wink
Soooo funny!
I was having trouble landing stuff with 3 fingers at the beginning,as I got more used to FBing it just became normal to land with 2.
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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:05 am

I thought it was easier to learn how to ollie with three fingers but that was a while back and my hands were smaller. But i agree that with 2 fingers you can achieve a lot more style

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:19 am

There's no wrong in fingerboarding, so if you have more fun using 3 fingers, then by all means use 3 fingers. But to reiterate what everyone said, yes it is suggested to switch to 2 fingers, and not necessarily because it's the normal thing to do, but I think it is more to do with that it gives you a realistic feel when doing your tricks. Enjoy!

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:54 pm

Well said Jess, just have fun man
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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing it wrong?   Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:15 am

Redemption wrote:
And tuck your ring and pinky, wish I would've learned this from the start instead of later on.

I'm struggling with this, I started just having them raised up away from my board, which doing stuff regular is fine as they aren't in the way, but now I'm trying to do everything in switch those 2 fingers really get in my way so now I'm trying to learn how to have them tucked away, wish I'd done this at the start as I'm finding myself having to constantly remind myself to tuck.

But that's just me, I don't see any problems with using 3 fingers if you're having fun with it.
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