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Cheap Fingerboard Rails

Updated on January 13, 2018

Complete your skatepark, with fingerboard rails, stairs and ramps

So you've learnt how to do a fingerboard Ollie, kick-flip and grinds. Bet you want a skate park for your fingerboard now don't you? It would be nice if it had some fingerboard rails in it.

OK, fingerboarding is fun. You have probably worked that out and that's why you are here. I know when I started finger boarding many years ago it was because I couldn't go out and do the real thing, skateboarding. Whether it was due to lame weather, an injury or having broken or lost my deck, I would sit in thinking about skating.

Skate vids were expensive back then (a good alternative) so I only had a few, and youtube wasn't really around. That's right kids, I'm old.

Fingerboards, however, were around, pretty underground and hard to find, but you could, if you tried. Well luckily for you things have come a long way since those dark ages. Take these, for example, fingerboard rail and handrails.

Image:Black River bench fingerboard rail UK available here

fingerboard rail
fingerboard rail

Add Tech Deck fingerboard rails to build your skatepark

With fingerboard decks, doing an Ollie onto a book on a table, and a 360 flip off it into a manual roll, is cool, yep. Then doing a smith grind on your laptop (come on, you all know you've done it) is alright. You've built a couple of ramps out of some placemats and used that kitchen bowl as an erm.. well as a bowl.

Now I'm not talking to kids here, that like to hold a fingerboard underneath with their thumb and do jumps (not ollies) flying through the air from one side of the room to the other, No. I'm talking to the hardcore fans that actually want to make their fingerboard look like it's doing real tricks that you or the pros could do on a skateboard.

let's be fair shall we, how many times have you seen a real skater really do an air in the bathroom sink?

Without even trying to sell you these I reckon you know what I'm saying. You've got the fingers. You've got the fingerboard. Time to take it a step further. Make it real with fingerboard rails, fingerboard ramps and wooden fingerboards.

Using fingerboard rails

In skateboarding a nice fingerboard street rail, handrails and stairs are a dream place to show your skills and guts. Fingerboarding included. Once you've attempted a set of stairs or a rail you know you're getting pretty serious. Do the same with your fingerboard with the best rails I could find. At least there won't be any security guards around or a visit to the hospital. Try the tricks you've never dared.

Stairs and Gaps

Fingerboard rails, ramps and stairs. Replicas of famous places.

Tech Deck Street Tour - Replica Carlsbad Gap
Tech Deck Street Tour - Replica Carlsbad Gap

This is Tech Decks replica of the Carlsbad Gap as seen in many skate vids.

Tech Deck  Street Tour - Replica Hollywood High
Tech Deck Street Tour - Replica Hollywood High

A huge set of stairs and rail, a replica of Hollywood High


What is a rail slide?

A rail slide is when a skateboarder approaches a handrail or any other object that can be slid on and does an ollie and slides down the rail on the middle wooden underside of the board.

There are many variations, including nose slides, tail slides and blunt slides.

Flips and tricks can be made with the ollie before landing on the rail, and some skaters even manage to flip of one.

Skateboard Rail Tricks to copy on your Fingerboard Rail setup

Best fingerboard video of all time.

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    • peterb6001 profile image

      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @tomzi123 lm: I used to do real skateboarding to. These are the safer options nowadays for me.

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      tomzi123 lm 4 years ago

      I used to have a lot of fun with fingerboard skate. Did some trick on fingerboard skate and then on real skateboard, unsuccessfully though. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I had never heard of these before my visit here today. These are cool!

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      Peter Badham 5 years ago from England

      @askformore lm: Thanks, I try to keep this and my wooden fingerboards ramps pages up to date. Hopefully there will be some new fingerboard rails out soon.

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      askformore lm 5 years ago

      Great presentation of Fingerboards

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      I've seen kids do this in Philly but it looks scary! :>)

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      SassyGie 5 years ago

      me too! just knew about them today...

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      Valerie Proctor Davis 5 years ago from Birmingham, Alabama

      I've never heard of this before. So there are teeny tiny skateboards? Neat!