A Tech Deck skateboard is about four inches long and they come in a variety of widths. Kids (and adults) perform skateboarding tricks using their fingers instead of their feet. Actually, even serious skateboarders use these boards to practice a new trick before they try it outside.
Fingerboards were first created as homemade toys in the 1970s and later became a novelty attached to key chains. In the mid 1980s there was a movie that showed someone riding (using two fingers on a miniature skateboard) a homemade fingerboard in a sink. The company Tech Deck saw a potential for these boards and began mass producing them. The parts of a skateboard are: deck, grip tape, trucks, bushings and wheels.
A Tech Deck skateboard borrows designs from many well known skateboard manufacturers. They use grip tape and professional graphics. The trucks on Tech Deck skateboards are made of die-cast metal and they have two separate axles for the wheels to roll on. The wheels are made of plastic, as are the bushings. Some skateboards are made of hard plastic and others are made from wood. Those with wooden decks are usually priced higher.
There is an amazing line of Tech Deck skateboards to choose from and now everyone can be a skater in their own home. Kids (and adults) have a great time building ramps and courses. Many people collect Tech Deck skateboards, especially the models that are no longer being made. Collectors are very enthusiastic and are always looking for another skateboard to add to their collection.
With Tech Deck skateboards you can do all the same flips, jumps and landings as you can do with a regular size board, and in addition, you can practice real stunts. They are also great for those days when the weather prohibits you from going outside to practice.
Of course, you do not have to ride a regular sized board to use a Tech Deck skateboard; many people who own these fingerboards have never been on a skateboard. But that does not mean they cannot enjoy the pleasure of this very imaginative and amusing pastime. These boards are a very hot item worldwide and will provide you with hours of fun while you learn stunts and tricks, and then begin creating your own.
After you begin creating your own stunts and tricks, you will want to advance to building ramps and skate parks. These pieces are interchangeable and you can really get creative and build a park that is like no other. If you are in school and have a school project that involves building something, you may want to try your hand at building a skateboarding ramp or skate park.