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Make a Fingerboard!

It’s Make A Fingerboard Month!!!

I wanted to let you know that we have a lot of great things going on at Prowood Fingerboards right now, including a terrific sale on all of our ‘Make a Fingerboard’ supplies. Everything you need to custom create or design your own fingerboard is on sale now!

Also,
Have you seen our new fingerboard ramps and obstacles? I’m working hard to keep them in stock. Watch our website for updates! I am pretty proud of how well crafted they are. Have you seen them? Do you have feedback for me? We have sold a lot of our boxes, slants and banks so be sure to order now to ensure you can get exactly what you want!

Like I said, we are celebrating ‘Make a Fingerboard’ month! In addition to the great sale prices on these products, we are also hosting a contest. Make a fingerboard (or design your own fingerboard) and you could win big! Details in the facebook or Youtube. Contest ends November 30.

To enter the contest, you will simply need to post a picture of a fingerboard you have made or designed on our facebook or twitter pages.

Not sure where or how to get started? Check out this helpful ‘Make A Fingerboard’ chart:

Make a fingerboard helper

Get started making a fingerboard with Prowood!

Whether you want to make a board using our veneer, or you simply have a great design in mind, here at Prowood Fingerboards, we can help you Make a Fingerboard. Easy peasy!

Lastly, we are hosting team tryouts! All details are posted in Artur’s video. We hope you will consider making a video and tryout out for our team. We can’t wait to see what you have to offer up!

Good luck to you all and get those entries in before December 15th!

New Graphics and Sale!

Hello friends!
I wanted to let you know that as we are starting to gear up for the upcoming season, we have 6 new board graphics available and now on sale on our website, www.ProwoodFingerboards.com. The graphics have come to us from a variety of designers and we are truly having a difficult time in choosing our favorites! If you decide, shoot us an email and let us know what you
think!

In addition, to make room for these awesome fingerboards, we are now offering several of our fingerboards at super low prices. We will be retiring several designs, including ‘Caution‘, ‘Colors‘, ‘Rastadelic‘, ‘Fickle‘ , ‘Wild Rose‘ and ‘Close‘. You will find super great prices on the last of these boards, right on the front page of our website! Check them out while supplies last!

Finally, we have 3 rough samples of our new obstacles in the works, including a new half pipe and a box. We are hoping to have these in stock in our stores in September as long as production runs smoothly. As always, we will be offering great quality products at reasonable prices – all made in the USA. Watch for these soon!

Hit me up with questions, comments and more!
Jim@prowoodfingerboards.com.

Thanks!
Jim Vickers
Prowood Fingerboards

Interview With a Team Rider: Alexis Garcia

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Prowood team? Well, here is your chance ! We ask several riders in an exclusive one on one interview for some insider details and a few tips and tricks on what it takes to make the Prowood Team. Today’s rider is Californian fingerboarder Alexis Garcia !

Q. Tell a little about how you got into fingerboarding and who inspires you.

A: One day I was so bored on YouTube, I typed in ‘Tech Decks’ to see what videos I could find. The video was called “tech deck dudes” and I thought fingerboarding looked so fun! It was a trend at my school. EVERYBODY had tech decks and I wanted to be the best around. Alexis Milant and Mike Schnieder are my true inspirations to fingerboarding.

Q. How did you come to know about Prowood?

A: I think it was through a review on vicious274’s account. He review the Prowood Speedsters and his custom “2 Fingers. PEACE!” deck. I thought that was pretty sick!

Q. What do you enjoy most about being a Prowood team member?

A: The team of course! Everybody is just so good! So glad to be a part of a legit team.

Q. What’s your favorite Prowood deck shape and size?

A: 30mm extreme model. Anything with a graphic on it really. A black and purple tye dye graphic would be so SICK though!

Q. What is your absolute favorite trick?

A: Switch flip bs tails hands down!!

Q. Finally, any tips or tricks for beginners?

A: Stay committed! If you enjoying fingerboarding, keep doing it. (:

Thank you Alexis for your excellent advice, and welcome to the team ! To see some of his awesome fingerboard videos, check out his channel at : http://www.youtube.com/user/techboarder

Interview With a Team Rider: Jacob Jesso

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Prowood team? Well, here is your chance ! We ask several riders in an exclusive one on one interview for some insider details and a few tips and tricks on what it takes to make the Prowood Team. Today’s rider is Canadian fingerboarder Jacob Jesso !

Q. Tell a little about how you got into fingerboarding and who inspires you.    

A: I started out using tech decks, and went online and noticed that people made wooden decks (tech decks, I thought at the time) that were actually called fingerboards. Allot of unique Youtubers Inspire me, especially when its a good finger boarder.

Q. How did you come to know about Prowood?                                                                                  
A: I searched up ‘ wooden fingerboards’ online, and Prowood was one of the top answers. I checked them out and ever since day 1 I tried getting a sponsorship. I persisted and got it !

Q. What do you enjoy most about being a Prowood team member?                                                  
A: All of the team members! It’s great to know that I have a team to support my answer whenever people ask me why I fingerboard. Also, having an amazing sponsor like Prowood helps to equip me with everything I need for my fingerboarding videos.

Q.Whats your favorite Prowood deck shape and size?                                                                   
A: Prowood Classic Mold deck , 32mm !

Q.What is your absolutely favorite trick?

A: Frontside Bigspin / Frontside Bigspin Noseslide

Q.Finally, any tips or tricks for beginners?

A: Be persistant and continue to watch others fingerboarders’ videos to learn new tricks. Try out different angles to make your videos awesome ! Most importantly, you don’t need an expensive fingerboard to be good.It’s all about trial and error. The more you practice, the better you get !

Thank you Jacob for your excellent advice ! To see some of his amazing fingerboard videos, check out his channel at :http://www.youtube.com/user/SteezyFingers96

The Most Fingerboards!

We have over 360 DIFFERENT Fingerboards in stock, RIGHT NOW! You choose the size, the shape and the graphic!

We offer 3 different board shapes in sizes from 28mm – 32mm with over 30 graphics and colors for you to choose!

Yes, we have the largest selection of boards out there! We make our fingerboards, EVERY DAY, just the way you want.

PS… If you want us to use a graphic you create, NO PROBLEM. We got you covered there too!

Summer time…

Summer time is always a favorite time of year for our family. We hit the skate park, the pool, and do a lot of grilling with the kiddos. I will say, summer is our favorite time of the year. Of course, it is not because work is not any slower, in fact, I find I have more places to be then I have time in the day…. however, I think the nice weather, the green grass, the full garden and more, just make it ‘better’.

I also like the summer in that I can get out more, talk to more people and get more input into what I am doing that works well, and what I can do to improve. That’s how I run Prowood Fingerboards. I look for ways to do it better, for less money, and add in extra quality. In crafting fingerboards, it is easy to be content, to keep the same shapes, the same designs, the same products… but I reach out and try to do better, each and every day. I want you all to know that quality is our most important goal.

I’m working on a deeper concave board right now, but I have not gotten it quite right yet. I want to make sure that if I add another mold, that it is what you all want. That is works for you and adds value and quality, not just another way to sell boards. Does the shape help make tricks smoother? slicker? easier? Does the concave provide better control? Does it work better with small hands? large hands?

Also, another highlight of summer is that I get to offer super specials! Have you checked out our I Love Prowood Package? On sale now for only $99.00, yes, that’s 20% off, the I Love Prowood Fingerboard Package includes one Prowood Graphic FingerBoard each month for the next 12 months! You choose the shape, we chose the board and size.

Your first board will, of course, be the ‘I LOVE PROWOOD’ design! This is the only way you can purchase this board!
– See more at: http://prowoodfingerboards.com/pro-packages/i-love-prowood-package

So, I’m still working… harder than ever and hope you see that I put only the highest quality into the products we offer you at Prowood Fingerboards. Trucks, wheels, boards, grip.. yep, we are working to make it all better.

Have a suggestion or a comment? Post it here, or shoot me an email, I’m always happy to hear what you have to say!

For now, go enjoy the sunshine and the good weather and have fun!
Jim

New Website Design is Here!

Hello friends!
I wanted to be the first to let you know that the new look and feel for our website is now live!. In honor of this great occasion, I will be giving away a free COMPLETE Black Label Fingerboard to one lucky winner who comments below with their thoughts on the new site layout!

I will be choosing a winner on April 30, so you have plenty of time to check out the site updates and post your thoughts below!

I won’t be posting the details of this anywhere else, so you will have to post here to take advantage of this give-a-way!

I wish good luck to all of you!

Regards,
Jim

How to Fingerboard Contest Winners

First and foremost, thank you to everyone that entered our ‘Tricktionary’ contest. If you aren’t aware, our ‘Tricktionary‘ is a part of our web site where you can learn ‘How to Fingerboard’. Check it out and let us know if you find this helpful. I know it has helped me learn some new tricks!

As to the contest, there were a ton of great entries! It was really hard to choose the winners but here they are!

Prowood Tricktionary 2013 Winning Entries:

1. How To: Impossible-Indy-Board Varial

2. How To: Ghetto Bird

3. How To: BackFinger Hospital flip

4. How to: Pressure Flip

AND… CONGRATULATIONS!

We are also proud to announce the winners for a spot on the Prowood Team!

Jacob Jesso

and

Zaim Anuar

Thanks again to you all!

March Madness

Hello friends!
It has been a while since I have taken the time to post anything here and I apologize. As always, I’m super busy making fingerboards, sending out orders and now working on judging the contest entries for the Tricktionary.

I am super pleased at the number of entries and quality of submissions for the contest. There are a lot of super great fingerboarders out there and I appreciate your support and participation! I hope to announce the contest winners in the next two weeks, so please bear with me, I want to take the time to view all the videos and make a good decision! I know I will be adding someone to the Prowood team soon!

I am also excited to be adding new tricks to the Trickionary and super excited to help all of us learn some great new fingerboard tricks. I think it is a great way to improve skills and learn how to fingerboard if you are new at it… Check it out!

I am still working on updates to the new look and feel for the website and really hope to have it up and running very soon. It has taken a long while to get everything in order and WebCreations UK have been a great partner! They have super skills and I am sure you will love what they have done for us. Keep your eyes open for the changes, SOON!

Sadly, I still haven’t had time to work on making more obstacles but it is on my ‘to do’ list. In the interim, we have ordered more Rails from Planktoon and hope to have them in stock by the end of the month. International shipping of large packages is both expensive and slow, so we appreciate all your patience while we work thru the delivery process!

If you haven’t seen, we have a few new graphic designs in stock and we are stoked! Jan Hollander has been a great help and we love his work. Be sure you check out the new offerings!

Lastly, I wanted to let you know, we have started a new promotion for March, offering our Super Thin Pro-Tape for only $4. Simply place an order for at least $6, order the tape and use the code: GREATtape at checkout for your great discount. You can use the code 3 times, but hurry, the offer expires March 31st!

Again, thank you for all of your continued support.

Cheers,
Jim