Fingerboarding is the art of using a miniature skateboard replica and maneuvering it with your fingers to perform tricks on mini ramps, rails and pipes. While fingerboarding has been around since the 1970s, it’s only became popular at certain periods. In the country of Indonesia, however, once fingerboarding was introduced it never lost its appeal. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of fingerboarders with competitions happening every week.
Throughout the country there are many fingerboard companies such as Fingerplant, Simple and Fingerpop. They have their own teams of sponsored fingerboarders whose tricks are hard to match in tournaments. Other participants just bring their own fingerboards and ramps to their favorite restaurant and kill time boarding before their meal has arrived. If you happen to be in Indonesia, be sure to check out the movement.