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3D Printed Fingerboard Skatepark

Fingerboarding is a relatively new phenomenon and an activity that has gone largely unnoticed by many. As it turns out, there is a community of hobbyists who are building their own fingerboard parks – and some of them are constructed by 3D printers.

Fingerboard skateparkFor the newbies a fingerboard Wiki intro reads as follows: “Fingerboard is a working replica of a skateboard that a person rides by replicating skateboarding manoeuvres with their hand. It can also be referred to as a finger skate board. The device itself is a scaled-down skateboard complete with moving wheels, graphics and trucks.”

The above entry will at least introduce what fingerboarding is all about before you enter into the world of Ollies, Kickflips, Heelflips, Pop Shuvits and the like.

The guys at MakerBot used a 3D printer to construct a complete, scaled skate park and then invited a group of fingerboarding megastars to share their way through it in the video below. If you wish to add 3D printed ramps to your Christmas wish list you can get your own at Thingiverse.