My middle school pursuits were definitely filled with hours of ignoring teachers while I battled friends with fingerboards and tech decks. It was a massive fad when I was that age and I know it’s had comebacks here and there. The interest for me was basically a way to kill some time and pretend I was skateboarding. Eventually I lost interest, or maybe they went out of style in our school. Regardless though, I had no idea that there are actually professional fingerboarders these days and huge contests around the world.
Meet Mike Schneider, a 23-year-old from Andover, Massachusetts who owns Flatface Fingerboards. He also holds a big rendezvous event in Dracut, Massachusetts in “a big building filled with fingerboard parks.”
Not just a fingerboarder, Schneider also skates and sees the two also very closely related in his life. Pretty awesome to see somebody making a living at something a lot of kids have done at one point or another.