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(CNN)   Of course, one would store their cool Tony Hawk Hot Wheels fingerboard in the coolest fingerbox they have. You *do* have a fingerbox, don't you?   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-07-27 5:22:51 AM  
yeah, your mom.

bang bang
 
2022-07-27 7:44:50 AM  

cretinbob: yeah, your mom.

bang bang


Aaand we're done here.
 
2022-07-27 9:42:40 AM  
I got my first finger box as a present for doing so well during penis inspection day at school.  I first named it Girugamesh, but now-a-days I just call it boxxy.
 
2022-07-27 9:43:16 AM  
oh and... Zalgo, desu.
 
2022-07-27 9:53:57 AM  
I read that as fingerbroad for some reason.
 
2022-07-27 9:55:17 AM  
I remember these from when I was a kid.  Those things were harder to use than riding my skateboard. Funny to see what is old become new again.
 
2022-07-27 9:56:45 AM  
Yes the finger box is where I keep my various lengths of breaded poultry.
 
2022-07-27 10:00:06 AM  

scruffythecat: I read that as fingerbroad for some reason.


Synomyms.
 
2022-07-27 10:01:18 AM  
My girlfriend just hates when I call it that
 
2022-07-27 10:02:00 AM  
My fingerboard playset is already overrun with those damn fingerscooter kids.
 
2022-07-27 10:02:11 AM  

dionysusaur: scruffythecat: I read that as fingerbroad for some reason.

Synomyms.


I thought I could typing.
 
2022-07-27 10:03:25 AM  
FTFA: Hot Wheels Skate is a line of "fingerboards" -- mini skateboards used to simulate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s.

When you say "popularized" I assume you mean "introduced."

Because I was alive throughout the 1980s and I can assure everyone here that finger skateboards were never actually a thing.
 
2022-07-27 10:03:41 AM  
"Fark......4chon without the malarkey"
 
2022-07-27 10:04:15 AM  
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2022-07-27 10:04:27 AM  

mekkab: I got my first finger box as a present for doing so well during penis inspection day at school.  I first named it Girugamesh, but now-a-days I just call it boxxy.


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2022-07-27 10:05:02 AM  
"Tony hawk is 54"  is the name of my feeling slightly old cover band....
 
2022-07-27 10:05:08 AM  
Stay gold, fingerboard guy.
 
2022-07-27 10:06:36 AM  

cretinbob: yeah, your mom.

bang bang


I thought yo momma had a squeeze box and no one gets to sleep at night...

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2022-07-27 10:08:14 AM  
Apparently there are professional finger boarders. I learned something new today I guess.

How This Guy Mastered Fingerboarding | Obsessed | WIRED
Youtube nN-VCgeoZmY
 
2022-07-27 10:13:35 AM  

mekkab: I got my first finger box as a present for doing so well during penis inspection day at school.  I first named it Girugamesh, but now-a-days I just call it boxxy.


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2022-07-27 10:26:08 AM  
It will eclipse pog
 
2022-07-27 10:30:22 AM  
"The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s."

Wait, in which Gundam timeline did that happen? 'Cause it sure as sh*t wasn't this one.
 
2022-07-27 10:31:03 AM  
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2022-07-27 10:33:03 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Hot Wheels Skate is a line of "fingerboards" -- mini skateboards used to simulate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s.

When you say "popularized" I assume you mean "introduced."

Because I was alive throughout the 1980s and I can assure everyone here that finger skateboards were never actually a thing.


I was alive throughout the 80s and I do remember these being a thing around middle school age-(87 to 90) - the skateboarder stuff was big in my area.

/also still own a Swatch
 
2022-07-27 10:34:27 AM  
I'll wait for one with Tony Hawks instead.

Make Billionaires History: Tony Hawks at TEDxChisinau: Postcards from the future
Youtube fgfQLTIhi1U
 
2022-07-27 10:39:15 AM  
Wal-Mart exclusive. Dammit. Guess my kids aren't getting these. I refuse to give them my money.
 
2022-07-27 10:46:43 AM  
I loved my fingerbox so much that I brought it with me everywhere, but one day left it in the van. And one day that van exploded by hackers on steroids :(

I bought a new fingerbox, a new dog and new curtains to protect my stuff!
 
2022-07-27 10:48:37 AM  
A fingerbox? Yeah, I've still got one.

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2022-07-27 10:53:02 AM  

neongoats: Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Hot Wheels Skate is a line of "fingerboards" -- mini skateboards used to simulate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s.

When you say "popularized" I assume you mean "introduced."

Because I was alive throughout the 1980s and I can assure everyone here that finger skateboards were never actually a thing.

I was alive throughout the 80s and I do remember these being a thing around middle school age-(87 to 90) - the skateboarder stuff was big in my area.

/also still own a Swatch


In the same time period we also wore shorts like these. So who knows what kind of color-overdose inspired hallucinations were going on.

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2022-07-27 11:09:07 AM  
And people think just boomers have dumb hobbies.
 
2022-07-27 11:14:52 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Hot Wheels Skate is a line of "fingerboards" -- mini skateboards used to simulate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s.

When you say "popularized" I assume you mean "introduced."

Because I was alive throughout the 1980s and I can assure everyone here that finger skateboards were never actually a thing.


Yes, introduced in the second Bones Brigade video "Future Primitive" and then mass produced and sold as key chains sometime thereafter. If anyone needs any answers to skateboard obscure trivia form the 80's and 90's. I am here for you. 
Powell Peralta Future Primitive part 2 of 10
Youtube oqRjBh86Lvw
 
2022-07-27 11:17:02 AM  
Fingerboarding, you say?

FINGER SKIMBOARDING a River Wave from Start to Finish!
Youtube 9YFE4ACgHKk
 
2022-07-27 11:18:11 AM  
I'd rather play D&D, in public, before I ever tried this particular hobby. It just looks like the absolute depths of sadness.

I expect you all to stop liking things I don't like, effective immediately.
 
2022-07-27 11:18:56 AM  

Truthman: And people think just boomers have dumb hobbies.


Who thinks that?

I know a millennial that virtualizes android on his pc so he can play multiple instances of some shiatty mobile game no one cares about.

A zoomer with a wall of obscure Funko dolls that are about as valuable as Beanie Babies

My deceased boomer uncle's hobby was woodworking - and he could do a pretty good job at some minor items.
 
2022-07-27 11:24:44 AM  
The Bones Brigade brought a giant half pipe on a flat bed truck to the Mall Of Memphis parking lot in 1988. It was one of the greatest days of my life. I met Tony Hawk, Mike McGill (whose board I was holding), Steve Cabelloro, Lance Mountain...
 
2022-07-27 11:48:28 AM  

kabloink: Apparently there are professional finger boarders. I learned something new today I guess.

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I.... I just don't know what to say.
Well, guess I learned something new today too.
 
2022-07-27 12:35:09 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Hot Wheels Skate is a line of "fingerboards" -- mini skateboards used to simulate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s.

When you say "popularized" I assume you mean "introduced."

Because I was alive throughout the 1980s and I can assure everyone here that finger skateboards were never actually a thing.


And I, as a child of the 70s and 80s, can tell you they did indeed exist, as I had several
 
2022-07-27 12:37:48 PM  
How high is Tony Hawk in that picture, lol.

"Alright Tony, eat this bag of shrooms and just go nuts on the fingerboard while we grab some promo pictures".
 
2022-07-27 1:08:26 PM  

Chainsaw Turd Elf: My fingerboard playset is already overrun with those damn fingerscooter kids.


I'm sick of those goddamn electric finger boards being left all over the tiny sidewalks!!

This was an excellent docupic on Tony.
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And I'm not a skater.
 
2022-07-27 1:17:22 PM  

E.S.Q.: Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Hot Wheels Skate is a line of "fingerboards" -- mini skateboards used to simulate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s.

When you say "popularized" I assume you mean "introduced."

Because I was alive throughout the 1980s and I can assure everyone here that finger skateboards were never actually a thing.

And I, as a child of the 70s and 80s, can tell you they did indeed exist, as I had several


I expressed myself poorly. When I said that finger skateboards "were never actually a thing" I didn't mean that they didn't exist. You could always get one in a crappy birthday party grab bag, or as a low value "prize" from a ski-ball machine... I meant that they "weren't a thing" in the sense that they never caught on.

I remember seeing a bunch of fingerboards, mini halfpipes and ramps, along with little urban "street settings" complete with faux graffiti and trash cans, in a soon-to-close-down Toys R Us store several years ago, alongside dozens of action figures and vehicles from the live-action Flintstones movie. All of it was in the clearance section, and all of it was marked in the 20-30 cent range, to the point that I wondered why they didn't just chuck it in a dumpster instead of bothering to individually price it.

But yes, you are correct. Little skateboards for your fingers DID actually exist, for some reason.
 
2022-07-27 1:33:07 PM  

neongoats: neongoats: Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Hot Wheels Skate is a line of "fingerboards" -- mini skateboards used to simulate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s.

When you say "popularized" I assume you mean "introduced."

Because I was alive throughout the 1980s and I can assure everyone here that finger skateboards were never actually a thing.

I was alive throughout the 80s and I do remember these being a thing around middle school age-(87 to 90) - the skateboarder stuff was big in my area.

/also still own a Swatch

In the same time period we also wore shorts like these. So who knows what kind of color-overdose inspired hallucinations were going on.

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Oh man, I had several pair of jams shorts. The ones that had the weird little swoop on the backside of your knees. Those and spandex shorts. My parents always love to pull out a picture of my gangly Ichabod crane looking ass wearing nothing but a pair of black spandex shorts with a HOT PINK stripe running down both sides, and a tank top 2 sizes too big for my frame, and show it to my sons, or anybody, really. It was the outfit I picked out to go to six flags for a field trip in like the 5th or 6th grade. It is an absolute testament to the shiatty 80's clothing. But those jams, man I loved those. And we used to BOMB hills on our little plastic skateboards that we probably got from Kmart. Those shorts are the only reason I still have skin on the back of my legs.
 
2022-07-27 1:33:27 PM  
My friend and I would stay up all night long designing cardboard skateparks for these things when we were in middle school. I feel like manufacturing them for sale takes the fun out of the design part but oh well.
 
2022-07-27 1:54:26 PM  
Isn't he a skateboarder?  I thought Hot Wheels already did one of those.  I did not like this "car".  I don't buy Hot Wheels because I like skateboards.

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"Skate Punk" Tokyo 2020 series.


Oh....I didn't know there was this: I definitely want one of these.  Any Hot Wheels that requires batteries is just more interesting.

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2022-07-27 1:58:03 PM  

neongoats: neongoats: Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Hot Wheels Skate is a line of "fingerboards" -- mini skateboards used to simulate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. The toys were first popularized by professional skateboarder Lance Mountain in the 1980s.

When you say "popularized" I assume you mean "introduced."

Because I was alive throughout the 1980s and I can assure everyone here that finger skateboards were never actually a thing.

I was alive throughout the 80s and I do remember these being a thing around middle school age-(87 to 90) - the skateboarder stuff was big in my area.

/also still own a Swatch

In the same time period we also wore shorts like these. So who knows what kind of color-overdose inspired hallucinations were going on.

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Whoa man... I feel pretty weird - what was in that picture?

/the purple monkey dishwasher won't tell me
 
2022-07-27 2:51:38 PM  

kabloink: Apparently there are professional finger boarders. I learned something new today I guess.

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How does that guy make a living?

He must have either had rich parents who supported him or a real job at some point and now he sells those things and seems to be doing reasonably well. - and most importantly he seems to enjoy it.

I thought it was funny that he pretty much showed you how to make them, but then said the lacquer he uses is a trade secret. A "Flatface Blem! Deck" (one that "may have a very minor imperfection") costs $25.  That's for the deck without trucks which start at $9 for a pair. That's for the cheap ones though.

A top of the line "Flatface G15 Premium Complete" will cost you $136 and it comes with everything - you just have to put it together....but it's currently unavailable. Of course you can buy various ramps. "Collect 'em all!"

This Flatface neon sign for $599 is available though. Of course it's only a pre-order.  And there's NFTs as well.

And I thought collecting Hot Wheels cars was a frivolous habit.  Mattel has made some Hot Wheels NFTs. I'm not interested in the least. I remember when they tried to sell me a "virtual car" in an app. At first I was hoping there was a real car they might send me for as much money as they wanted but after reading the details I was disappointed and didn't waste my money.  The app actually does work with Hot Wheels ID cars that come with RFID chips, so I thought maybe the virtual ones would have a physical version too.

Mattel really seems sleazy sometimes, but they're just trying to make a buck like  everyone else. Selling "virtual cars" and NFTs requires much less slave labor at least.
 
2022-07-27 2:56:59 PM  

neongoats: In the same time period we also wore shorts like these.


Not me. I had my OP corduroy shorts

And of course cut-off jean shorts like these:

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2022-07-27 4:42:43 PM  

BetterMetalSnake: I'd rather play D&D, in public, before I ever tried this particular hobby. It just looks like the absolute depths of sadness.


People play it in private?  My group has always played in public, in full cosplay getup, in the middle of the park. Sure, we were spat on and shat on and ridiculed. Sure, we had bottles thrown at us.  Sure, we were spraypainted and had dogshiat thrown at us.  Sure, we had gangster hoes call us pussies and nerds. Sure, we were threatened with knives and bats.  But at least....    Well, no, that's all there is to the story.
 
2022-07-27 11:56:37 PM  

Promo Sapien: BetterMetalSnake: I'd rather play D&D, in public, before I ever tried this particular hobby. It just looks like the absolute depths of sadness.

People play it in private?  My group has always played in public, in full cosplay getup, in the middle of the park. Sure, we were spat on and shat on and ridiculed. Sure, we had bottles thrown at us.  Sure, we were spraypainted and had dogshiat thrown at us.  Sure, we had gangster hoes call us pussies and nerds. Sure, we were threatened with knives and bats.  But at least....    Well, no, that's all there is to the story.


Yeah, in college I played in public. But never D&D. Mostly Rifts and some silly Dragonlance card-based thing that came out. I felt like a tool, but it was nice to have buddies.

Then along came Vampire.. tat was a whole different ball of wax. Actually ended up hooking up with a hot girl with obvious decision-making challenges. But I always felt dirty.
 
2022-07-28 12:05:16 AM  

My Sober Alt: neongoats: In the same time period we also wore shorts like these.

Not me. I had my OP corduroy shorts

And of course cut-off jean shorts like these:

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Ahhh. The 'ol plum smugglers.
 
2022-07-28 7:23:35 AM  

SuburbanCowboy: Wal-Mart exclusive. Dammit. Guess my kids aren't getting these. I refuse to give them my money.


You can always just boost one :-)
 
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