15 October 2009

Editorial: Where will fingerboarding be next year?

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This week's subject: What changes do you foresee coming to the global fingerboarding scene in the next year?

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11 Comments:

Blogger Christian Grønlund said...

It is gonna be soo cool to see what is new in the fingerboard scene next year. So much has happent this year that it's just crazy!!

I think that for next year more companies are gonna step it up a notch like blackriver did with there new brr trucks.

October 16, 2009 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

I think the scene will get a bigger everywhere, due to two recent inventions, brr trucks + ytrucks. This is just speculation, but, so much as I see it, people who don't know anything about fingerboarding (except what a tech deck is) cos they don't do it, when they see a board and its got tech deck parts, even if its got a decent deck etc, they just think 'oh, its basically a tech deck then'.
So, if more people who don't know anything about fingerboarding see more and more setups with non tech deck stuff, they'll start to see that we've taken the scene from being something that once piggy backed with tech deck, to being its own scene. We are not kids playing with plastic toys, we are fingerboarders, fingerboarding because we love it. New trucks and new innovations have pushed fingerboarding to the next level, and the more these are used in the scene, the more notice outsiders are going to pay to the scene, some will enjoy it, join in, and the scene will grow, everywhere.

Thats just my thoughts, but, we'll see, lets hope what ever happens its a good year :)

October 16, 2009 at 5:11 AM  
Blogger johannes-ko said...

I think, some things which were pretty extreme in the last years will slightly redevelop, indeed this is in my opinion everything but bad. Like in almost every historical point, things are adjusting into direction A, then A's opposite will occur, until, at the end, everything is going to kind of normalize.
To make one example: In the early 2000's until like 2006 boards with a width of 2,6cm were standardised.
Then, pretty suddenly, decks got wider. First around 2,8 cms, then around 3 cm, or in some exceptions even fingerboards with a width of 3,2cms occured. I believe, that in the next two years, 2,8-2,9 cms will be standard. This is just a theory that has been going throug my minds for a couple months now, don´t be confused if you don't get it. I also wonder if it even makes any sense ;D

But another thing which is going to be interesting to see is whether even more small companies will appear on the market, or if blackriver, berlinwood and winklerwheels, flatface in the usa and so on, are going to be an approved standard. However, the thing I want to express is, that im thinking about whether such a strong development as we saw it in the last couple years will continue, or if things are getting a little slower ;).

But this only concerns the hardware-part of fingerboarding, cause in one thing i have no doubts: Fingerboarding is going to become even more popular than it already is. Only time will tell how fast this development will take place.

All in all, Fingerboarding doesn´t have that much to worry about, the only thing pushing it back are retards like our beloved W***ed St*x guys. But since i believe that most fingerboarders have a lot of brain left, i hope that such money-grubbing companies won't mess up the scene intensely ;).

Cheers to a great future!

October 16, 2009 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger devinn said...

i think its gunna be all about money and the kids tht dont have rich parents wont be able to have the fun with fingerboarding

October 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger alexander said...

My opinion is that fingerboarding will probably hit tv in the next year. maybe even in america! :D blackriver will probably be the first, since they have a more stable money intake/outtake besides flatface.

people will probably make fun of it like on the cbs channel or something, but it will get blackriver noticed, wihch will lead to flatface, then bonsie concrete, winkler whells, etc. and i think then it will hit major stores like wallmart or something.

in the past year fingerboarding has bin growing then any other year we have had, and all we have done is want more. so i hope that this year will be a good one!!!!!

P.S. you should have finger board sales blackriver. if you have a bestseller, PUT IT ON SALE!!!!!

-Alexander J. Bowman

October 16, 2009 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger alexander said...

My opinion is that fingerboarding will probably hit tv in the next year. maybe even in america! :D blackriver will probably be the first, since they have a more stable money intake/outtake besides flatface.

people will probably make fun of it like on the cbs channel or something, but it will get blackriver noticed, wihch will lead to flatface, then bonsie concrete, winkler whells, etc. and i think then it will hit major stores like wallmart or something.

in the past year fingerboarding has bin growing then any other year we have had, and all we have done is want more. so i hope that this year will be a good one!!!!!

P.S. you should have finger board sales blackriver. if you have a bestseller, PUT IT ON SALE!!!!!

-Alexander J. Bowman

October 16, 2009 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger alexander said...

My opinion is that fingerboarding will probably hit tv in the next year. maybe even in america! :D blackriver will probably be the first, since they have a more stable money intake/outtake besides flatface.

people will probably make fun of it like on the cbs channel or something, but it will get blackriver noticed, wihch will lead to flatface, then bonsie concrete, winkler whells, etc. and i think then it will hit major stores like wallmart or something.

in the past year fingerboarding has bin growing then any other year we have had, and all we have done is want more. so i hope that this year will be a good one!!!!!

P.S. you should have finger board sales blackriver. if you have a bestseller, PUT IT ON SALE!!!!!

-Alexander J. Bowman

October 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

I think that fingerboarding is headed into the fraud stage. I have been watching ebay lately and time after time i have been seeing more and more fakes come up for sell. Particularly yellowood decks. This i think is an injustice to the makers of the fingerboards like Philippe that devote so much time into making these decks.

I think that we as a fingerboarding community should come together and do everything we can to report this fraud.

Other than that i think that the legit companies are going to continue to push the fingerboarding scene further and further into the forefront. I hope that with new ideas. new faces, and new companies that fingerboarding expands like crazy all over the world. Especially here in the united states.

With the help of everyone nothing is impossible,

Keith Jackson
Maplewood Fingerboards

October 16, 2009 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Ray said...

all over the world....in thailand, there has just been a fingerboard competition.. even thought there were only 15 ppl who entered... i beleive tht there will be more and more people each year.......



im an everyday follower

October 18, 2009 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger J.D. said...

I see the fingerboard scene expanding in 2010, but expanding doesn't necessarily mean getting stronger. For the scene to grow, us fingerboarders actually need to put in work. All these fingerboarders think they can just make a company with some glue and wood. To create a LEGIT company you actualy need to take some time and put some elbow greese into it. Your company won't just shoot out of the blue once you put a website up. You actually need to make good quality products to compete with the leading brands. So again take some time on your pruducts if you want to put your company at the top and only start a company if you are going to work hard to make it and the fingerboard scene grow.

It is hard to determine what fingerboard companies are legit when you search the web, but I have learned always to trust fbweekly cause they know what they are doing. Thank you so much fbweekly for all of your help with promoting the good brands and no fake ones.

October 18, 2009 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Jake Hoina said...

There are people who really wish to fingerboard. Some, dont always have the money. So we keep having these "companies" that buy foam from micheals and call it foam tape. We have tons of these sort of "companies" out there and they last for a day.peopl are trying to find the cheapest way to fingerboard. We need to lower prices a little bit in my opinion. But i think in a year from now the scene will hopefully have 2,000 more people. But with all these very ligit companies, like Yellow Wood, Berlin Wood, Black River Ramps, and Flat Face more and more people will start to see how amazing these little finge boards are and start rushing to get them. I think were gonna see a lot more inovative ideas,like the new Flat Face engraved decks which will bring more people to the seen. Just keep up the good work guys, keep coming up with new ideas and keep helping the scene. Also, if your reading this,please stop making non-ligit "companies" because no one wants to buy your 50 pack of green foam tape or your popsicle sticks "ramps".


Sorry I kind of went into something else, but all in all i think the scene will be improved greatly over the next year. This, is just my opinion.

October 24, 2009 at 5:12 PM  

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