How to do a Manual on a Fingerboard

While doing a manual on a classic skateboard takes a lot of balance, doing a manual on a fingerboard is actually pretty easy.

What a Manual on a Fingerboard is:

Riding on 2 wheels.

Time it takes to Master: 

Instant (however it is good to practice for a while if you are brand new to get a good feel for the board and how it moves.)

How to Perform a Fingerboard Manual:

Dope fingerboard doing a manual

Find your balance:

Begin by placing your fingers on the board.  Your middle finger in the middle of the tip of the tail of the board and your pointer finger in the middle near the middle of the board.

Lift the front wheels:

Gently tilt the nose of the fingerboard upward by applying slight pressure with your middle finger. This action will lift the front wheels off the ground, leaving you balancing solely on the back wheels.

Maintain stability:

As the front wheels lift off, focus on maintaining your balance by keeping your fingers steady and adjusting the tilt of the fingerboard as needed. Find that sweet spot where you can maintain the manual for as long as possible.

Control your movements:

Use subtle finger adjustments to control the tilt and balance of the fingerboard. Lean slightly forward or backward to maintain stability and prevent the board from tipping over.

Practice Moving:

Get comfortable moving the board around. Being comfortable with how the board feels and how it moves it crucial to success when it comes to learning more tricks.

How to do a Nose Manual on a Fingerboard

Nose manual on a fingerboard

Do the same thing as above, however..

The goal is to lift the back wheels off the ground.

Find your balance: 

Put your first finger in the middle of the tip of the front of the board and your middle finger in the middle of the middle of the board.

Lift the back wheels:

Gently tilt the tail of the fingerboard upward by applying slight pressure with your pointer finger. This action will lift the back wheels off the ground, leaving you balancing solely on the front wheels.

Manual on a Fingerboard: Next Level

Obstacles

Practicing doing simple tricks, like going up on obstacles.

Tricks

After getting comfortable with the manual, the next trick to learn is how to Pop Shove it on a Fingerboard.

You can now do a Manual on a Fingerboard!

Congrats!

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