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What do you anons think of them?
I always wonder why they don't dress up the hands with pants and shoes.
i like the idea of them, seriously thought about making a table park a decade ago, but just like real skateboards, i can't hack it
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Tech Decks are the cheapest ption for anyone who want to fingerboard.

They made wider decks now and they can be a good option if you want to learn how to ollie.

But if you really enjoy fingerboarding, you should opt for a wooden deck with better trucks as pic related.

Those little things can become expensive if you're looking for high-end brands.

I personally favor Blackriver Trucks and wheels since their equipment lasts for years. Decks depend of company, but will generally never break unless you step on them. They do lose pop though, just like real skateboard decks.
I like the Dudes.
forever this now

also squiid pokemon tekdek my brother had
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They make good scenery pieces for 1/18
Totally radical thread OP. I have about 50 of these things and a ton of skatepark pieces. Lots of fun.

Nice. And the boards almost scale to 1/12 or 1/10 figures
I used to have a few when I was younger. Nowadays they have some knockoff versions of them at Dollar Tree that seem to be fairly decent quality. Back in the hayday of Tech Deck, most dollar priced knockoffs were cheap plastic without any extras with them.

You joke, but they actually did used to sell those. The pants were like a kind of rubbery, silicone material, and they’d usually fit pretty snug, if you pulled them all the way up. They had a tendency to rip at what would be the crotch, though, or at least some of the ones I did. They’d come with four in a pack, with the pants having different colors.

I think the ones in this picture are exactly the same ones I had.

Also, they were sort of more like cargo shorts, rather than pants, because you still needed your fingers to bend and move and such.
Do kids even skateboard anymore? I honestly don't know.
Love them, they're a good gateway to fingerboarding and even real skateboarding. I started on a techgeck before I bought my own real fingerboard.
Love them or hate them but braille and revive have got a lot of people to start skateboarding. I personally don't like the culture of skater dorks who try to keep begginners from learning, like its some kind of club you need permission to join.
TD does wood an bearings now, target exclusive, and they're great for a serious learner, but l agree that if you want to really get into the hobby, buy a real fingerboard, for around 40$ to get started. Brands don't really matter because every one of them will tell you that the other brands are overpriced frauds, even when their pricing is about the same for a new complete.
If you're having trouble getting ollies to work, you can practice with a hot wheels car, any car thats long and flat with some kind of spoiler will work.
Miss those guys. I had a dozen or so of them
damn, the fidget spinner of the 99/00's, every kid I knew had these fucking things.
the virgin fidgetspinner vs the chad fingerboarder
the faggot fag versus fag faggot, gee I wonder which one I want to be.
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I didn't know that TD sold bearing wheels, we only receive 32mm plastic decks with 32mm trucks over here. Their trucks are somewhat okay for cheap China trucks.

As you said, $40 will get you a Chinese wooden deck with bearing wheels which is alright to start and learn.

However, if you fingerboard regularly, Chinese stuff will start to break away, it doesn't last very long. For example, Chinese trucks pinch bushings (o-rings) because of their design. In addition, the kingpin is higher than the top of the hanger which prevents smooth grinds. Most Chinese products come with regular nuts that will eventually be lost. Bearings often come off of wheels too. As for decks, they last long but their shape isn't very realistic (symetrical) and don't have realistic graphic wear.

Setup in pic related is 4 years old and has been abused grinded, fell to the ground, thrashed and slided. Wheels still roll for 30sec before stopping, trucks don't come apart and the deck still has decent pop for its age. Only things I changed were bushings and rip tape (obviously). That's a $120 deck, which is the price of a real skateboard setup, but it LASTS. It also has a better resale value, and more importantly your money helps funding the OG fingerboarders who started it all. They're still operating from Europe and they're quick to answer.

It is indeed possible to acquire a cheaper setup that will still help funding real fingerboarders (and not Chinese industries) by purchasing products at smaller companies. $70-90 is a good budget.
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not tech deck but this is a rare Danny Way figure and I will continue to post him

The best one is the original one.
Fingerboarding is a fun gimmick for a little while. Can also be a cool collectible if you're into skateboards. But not really my thing. I used to borrow my friend's tech deck to play with from time to time but were never really my thing.
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I think fingerboards don't have a lot of success among /toy/ crowd because :

- Tech Decks don't have value as collectibles. They're mass produced, not very detailed, don't really look great in a showcase unlike figures. They're also designed to be thrashed around.

- "True" Fingerboards, a.k.a those that are designed to be played with (wooden decks, bearing wheels, better trucks...), look nice but will eventually be thrashed as well because this is why most people buy them. And they lose value after being used.

Fingerboards that are cheap aren't nice enough to be put in a showcase, fingerboards that are expensive will be thrashed and lose their value.
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What you're saying is true but there are definitely collectible Tech Deck pieces that speak with and connect to the skateboarding world. This hubba hideout set was so sick, and also very expensive on the secondhand market now. I loved that you could remove and replace the flat ledge on either side depending on what stance you wanted to skate it. It also came with this Guy Mariano deck that felt better and rolled smoother than any other standard Tech Deck I had tried, at that time. It was just a 10/10 set for what this company produces. It's also a famous skate spot, and this released at the perfect time since anyone paying attention to the EA Skate series at that time was very familiar with skating this hubba in the game.
They released a much more simplified version of the same spot later on but pic related is the one you want.
Most of the tech decks themselves are never going to hold value, but pieces like this I think are always going to be collectible, or at the very least looked back on fondly by those lucky enough to have them back then.
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Indeed, some Tech Decks are collectibles and sought after. I remember some limited collab editions with Pro skateboarders or brands that looked sick and clean and which are now valued by both skateboarders and toy collectors. Tech Decks have a strong 90s nostalgia vibe going for them, just like many other toys from that era.

I'm not hating on Tech Decks collecting people, because this is how I started.Tech Decks were available for a short period of time where I live, and I wasn't interested in fingerboarding then. I first heard of fingerboards around 2007 when watching a YT video with local people landing tricks on homemade stuff. I was hooked up and started looking for a deck. Only available products were cheap P.O.S Chinese copies, with oddly shaped trucks, a rip tape that would last 1 week, hard o-rings and a plastic deck that chipped away. I lost that deck. After a while, toy store imported a better Chinese Tech Deck copy, pic related : XS skate. It's pretty much a Tech Deck but the graphic was a sticker instead of a printed one. It already was a huge improvement, I used that deck for a long time. Then, people noticed my growing interest in fingerboards, and a girl gave me an OG Tech Deck that her older brother had (Tony Hawk crimson/kaki deck). That deck was Holy Grail and was reverred as such, used it a very little and was very close to the XS skate one. Then I found the Plan B deck later.

Things started getting serious when I purchased a Close Up deck (blue one). The founder of Close Up is the guy that posted the video that got me started on YT. At the time, everybody was speaking about Berlinwood, but Close Up were a much cheaper alternative and perfect for beginners who wanted something better. That's 29mm high concave shape right here, but I also ordered a 30mm low concave deck that I liked more.

I then purchased different decks from different brands, but eventually stayed with high-end for quality, scene and resale value.
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I remember people people being very hostile towards fingerboarders back then. It was basically considered as childish, noisy and stupid. Pen-spinning was more accepted.

Fingerboards are definitely toys and people will hate the noise for good reasons. Skateboarders were the only people accepting it obviously but to the condition that you skated as well.

Generally speaking, fingerboarders practiced alone and away from people, preventing people to connect which is a pretty difficult way to sustain a hobby.

Things changed with internet, FingerboardHQ website had a forum where people posted tricks and how-to's. It was all about tricks back then because there weren't many products to purchase. Then came YT videos of Mike Schneider, Taylor Rosenbauer and Gary Chin and popularity took-off especially in early 2010s.

I don't know if many people have setups pics or webm about tricks on /toy/.
I remember them being all the rage when I was in middle school here in europe.
There were some pretty cool designs on some.
Learn to ride a real skateboard.
What you posted is a proper fingerboard though.
3-ply wooden deck with thick foam grip on top of two uncomfortably skinny trucks.
That said I love tech decks and keep popping mine between shitposts here, I got a tiny little collection going.

Show what you have !
No, because I could fall off and get hurt, and I don’t want any bad booboos.

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