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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!

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!

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!

Protrucks 32mm mod

Hey guys ! It’s Xavier Brandon here , the newest Prowood team member!

Today, I have an amazing modification you can make to your Pro-Trucks so that they fit any size deck!  Have you ever wanted to buy 32mm trucks, but couldn’t afford them? Well , now you have a chance to make your own.. using spare parts that you already have!

First things first:

You will need :   Prowood HP Pro-trucks ( will not work with basic Pro-trucks )

4  Pro-wheel bearings ( or any wheel bearings will work 😉

( for those who don’t have 4 available bearings, a multiple layer of large or small truck tuning washers will work just as fine.)

You will need a total of 12-16 washers for this method.

A little bit of super glue ( optional) ( this is for those who are using  older Pro-trucks and the wheel axle screws are not as tight)

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Start off by removing the wheel axle screws ( for those who don’t know , those are the four Allen key screws poking out of the sides of the hanger) from the truck hangars .

Choose your favorite set of Pro-wheels and slip them on the screws. Now, instead of screwing them back in .. take those 4 old bearings and also slip them on the remaining  part of the screw ( one bearing per screw) over the Pro- wheels ( if you are using washers, stack 3-4 washers over each wheel).

If you have new trucks , please disregard the following step.

Place a small dot of super glue on the threaded part of the axle screw before screwing in. This will add thickness to the screws and prevent them from loosening during riding.

Please note: Take special care not to get glue on your Pro-Wheel or the bearing,  for this will cause seizure of the wheels and will prevent them from spinning.  Now, just screw in the whole thing. Viola!

Instant 32 to 32 1/2 mm trucks 😀 ( depends on bearing thickness).

Thanks you guys for checking out this cool project! I want to thank former team rider Dany Mato for the original idea . And remember, this procedure works best with Prowood fingerboarding equipment.

 

Why Fingerboards Are Great Gifts For The Holidays!

It’s that time of the year again, when people are exasperated by trying to choose holiday gifts. Of course, you can just go with typical presents people buy, like sweaters and socks, but if you want to get something interesting, you might want to consider giving a Prowood Fingerboard for Christmas.

Simply put, Fingerboards are Unique and Fun Gifts!

What is a fingerboard?
Well, it is a finger sized skate board, used by people all over the world for enjoyment, education and fun! It can help the serious skateboarder visual and work thru tricks on the full size boards, or be used on just about any surface in the house to simply play and have fun with!

Yes, it’s true! A finger skateboard is one of the best gifts that you can give to youngster nowadays. It will provide hours of fun and excitement. It is not too big, won’t take up a ton of space and can be used just about anywhere! Kids immediately understand what it’s for and they will be able to appreciate it. If you personally know people who are into fingerboarding, then you don’t have to think twice about giving a Prowood Fingerboard as a gifts. Even people who are into full size skateboarding will appreciate a finger skateboard as a gift!

Why Buy Fingerboards As A Gift?
Believe it or not, there are thousands of fingerboard enthusiasts worldwide! Prowood Fingerboards has over 36,000 fans in facebook alone! Yes, people of all ages are really are into fingerboarding. There are national and international competitions in the sport and honestly, it is a ton of fun! For the avid boarder, you can give this mini board with a unique design that they can add to their collection, so why not give them the best with a Prowood?

What about other sport enthusiasts?
Yes!! There are always people around you who are fond of sports in general. Moreover, you at least know a couple more people who are into skateboarding, handboarding, or even snowboarding. These are the types of people that would appreciate the quality of a Prowood Fingerboard.

If YOU love fingerboarding or skateboarding, a Prowood Fingerboard will be a gift that will be cherished and appreciated! In fact, to make it more fun, you can share to them how to fingerboard so that they will learn to appreciate the sport, and they will understand why you love and collect these items.

Buy Fingerboards at Prowood Fingerboards
You don’t have to go very far to order these unique gifts for the holiday. Right in the comfort of your home and in front of your computer, you can search for the best collection of designs and sizes from Prowood Fingerboards.

Prowood Fingerboards have the most unique designs for collectors. They have a full selection of fingerboard products. They offer fully assembled ones, or you can also customize a fingerboard with your own designs with their make-your-own fingerboard products.

There are also rails, ramps and obstacles that you can purchase to go with the board as well as accessories available like Pro-Tape and Pro-Wheels. Prowood also offers packages and sets perfect for your friends and family members who are real collectors and enthusiasts of fingerboarding.

Aside from boards, Prowood also offers a variety of items like shirts, gift certificates and stickers. This just means that you can creatively come up with different items from their online store and make the best gift customized to the needs of your friends and family who are fingerboard lovers.

The best convenience of this gift is that you can avoid the Christmas rush in physical stores. You can just order online and wait for your Prowood items to get shipped to your home. Now, you’re ready for holiday gift-giving.
Making Finger Size Skateboards