Are you struggling to assemble your fingerboard? If yes, then read this guide! You definitely ordered the fingerboard but need help assembling it. Right! It’s pretty easy to build a fingerboard, but first, you need to learn the correct method of assembling.
This blog post will give you a good insight into the fingerboard, tips to customize a fingerboard, and the needed tools. So, keep reading this article and get excited to play with your fingerboard.
Let’s dive deep into the article and assemble the fingerboard as best as possible without further delays!
What is a Fingerboarding?
You must have heard about fingerboards from your friends, cousins, or whomever you love to play with. True! You definitely know about it. If not, this article will help you provide information about the fingerboard.
Fingerboard is a fun activity played by every age, primarily children. It’s a small-scale functioning replica of a real skateboard. It’s a miniature skateboard that is played by two fingers; one is the index finger, and the other is the middle finger. It has similar skateboard features, including a tech deck, bushings, grip tape, trucks, etc.
Tools You Need to Assemble a Fingerboard
Fingerboarding is played actively in many countries, including Europe, Asia, and America. But if you want to play it, you must be aware of the right tools that are required to create it. A complete fingerboard is more than wheels or a premium fingerboard deck plus; each piece of equipment has its unique design and function.
Here is the list of some essential elements of a fingerboard:
- Bearing spacers
- Crafting knife or razor blade
- Grip Tape
- A hardware kit consists of nuts, bolts, and screws
- Shock Pads
- Fingerboard Tool
How to Assemble Your Fingerboard?
Ready to play with your new fingerboard? But no idea how to create it! Relax! You don’t need to worry about it.
Connect the Fingerboard Truck
So, you unbox your new fingerboard and take everything out of the box.
Start by attaching fingerboard trucks to the decks. These trucks usually are not pre-threaded, and you can quickly attach them to the deck. While unboxing the fingerboard box, you’ll find a packet of screws having 8 pieces. Connect the fingerboard truck to the deck using these screws.
Tip to Connect the Fingerboard Truck in Pro Way
If you are attaching it for the first time, you’ll find it challenging. Before connecting a fingerboard deck, it’s better if you place the screws first. It will simplify your work. After this, you can remove the screws and attach the trucks to the deck.
- Put the Wheel on the Axle – So, you completed your first step. Now, it’s time to put the wheels on the axle. You must be careful that the broad side of the wheel faces the exterior. First, place the nut into the tool. Secondly, tighten the wheel to the axle. Lastly, the nuts must be tight but refrain from jamming the wheel and rotating freely.
- Apply the Graphic Tape/Wrap – Peel off the tape sheet and place it on top of the board. Cover the entire top and ensure there are no air bubbles. Use a file to shape the graphic to match the board’s shape and remove excess tape.
- Make Holes Through the Tape – Make holes through the tape with the help of a pin or any sharp pointed tool.
- Screw the Trucks into the Deck – With the use of the right tool, screw the truck into the deck. The parts of the truck’s bushings and nuts must be inwards and towards the other trucks. In case your screw drops down while doing consider using a magnet. All hardware is magnetic, so slowly hover the magnet over where your screw dropped.
- Put on the Wheels – It’s time to put the wheel on every wheel axle and use a tool to screw it with the nut. Bearings must be close to the trucks.
Fingerboarding is a fun game, but assembling it seems daunting, but in reality, it’s pretty easy. However, you only need the right guide to assemble it and are ready to play with it.
Hopefully, the steps mentioned above will help you in how to assemble your fingerboard. Happy Fingerboarding!