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Fingerskateboards appeared for the first time in 1985 (back then it was only a key-chain) in a famous Lance Mountain video part. They have been hand-made for nearly 15 years, by skateboard enthusiasts around the world. The practice of finger skateboarding remained quite unknown until 2000, date of release of the first “light version” of a finger skateboard (a cheap plastic replica that did not bring the satisfaction of today’s models).
Thanks to the precursors in the 90’s, as well as Damien Bernadet, Tony Pauthex, Matt Jonhson, Martin Winkler… the technique has improved and professionalized. The phenomenon has largely developed and is nowadays present in 5 continents.
These avant-gardistes of the miniature phenomenon have allowed fingerskateboarding to become a real sport.
Close Up “finest fingerskateboards” was created end 2006. These new decks are now perfectly adapted for the discipline.”
Fingerskateboard since 1996 !
CLOSE UP STORY THROUGH ORIGINAL VIDEOS AND ADS
1996 – Fingerskate Embryo back in 1996 – Close Up Fingerskate
1999 – fingers of fury
2003 – Close Up fingerskate “real fingerboarding”
2006 – Close Up fingerskateboard stop motion animation
2007 – Close Up fingerskate presents Turntable skatepark
2008 – Geneva Switzerland
2009 – Coffin Curb commercial
2011 – Close Up wishes 2012 * dedicated to Jim Morrison