The fingerboard is a tiny skateboard replica that allows Riders to reproduce or recreate skateboarding tricks using the middle and index fingers. As soon as it launched in 1985 & the 1990s, it amazed children & youngsters and became the most purchased toy worldwide. Various skateboarders try to practice their tricks on these replicas and even participate in finger-boarding matches every year.

Usually, a fingerboard features all standard things a skateboard has, only the size differs. Most of the fingerboards are 3.9 inches long & 1 – 1.3 inches wide. And the scale ratio of fingerboard and skateboard is approximately 1:8. In addition, it has a paper, wooden or plastic deck, bushings, and interchangeable trucks or wheels that are customized easily. However, if you are searching for customized fingerboards online, keep reading further.

Here are 10 Ways To Customize Your Fingerboard

Although you can purchase customized fingerboards, if you are trying to customize fingerboards on your own or through online stores, below we have shared ten ways to do so. You can instantly design it and get it delivered to your doorstep.

1. Paint Trucks

You can paint the trucks as per your choice and make your skateboard stand out amongst all.
  • Unscrew top and bottom trucks
  • Slightly sand them
  • And carefully paint trucks except for the threaded portion

2. Reshape Fingerboard Width

Although each professional fingerboard comes in a standard size, you can still choose a width between 32 to 34 mm. And customize it by reshaping the deck using any heat source.
  • Remove the grip tape
  • Lightly heat the plastic of the deck
  • Bend the deck using fingers or any tool and shape accordingly
  • And make higher kicks or curves

3. Paint Screw/Bolts

Usually, painting bolts and screws are overlooked, so try to paint them in contrast to trucks.
  • Tie parts of the fingerboard with threads
  • Dip them in the desired paint jar

4. Redesign Deck

Decks are like sketch boards; you can design them in almost every way. Be it imprinting your picture, favourite character's picture, etc. Else just paint it in different colours.
  • Take a piece of sandpaper with an emery board
  • Scratch the deck slightly to remove the printed image
  • After smoothing the deck and removing old graphic
  • Apply acrylic paint or imprint a fresh image

5. Change Wheels Of The Fingerboard

If you are passionate about fingerboards and customizing them, you can easily change your board's wheels or completely redesign them.
  • Attaching high-tech micro ball bearing to increase the speed       
  • Or paint the existing one and modify them with bearings
  • Dye wheels with fabric dyes and leave them for a longer period to have bright colours

6. Add Risers To The Fingerboard.

These are tiny plastic pieces placed under the bottom area of the truck. By adding risers, it will help increase the pop and make tricks easier.

7. Add Pivot Cups

You can add pivot cups if you have a gap between the kingpin (the top truck) and the master hole on the bottom truck. It will not only enhance the look but create connectivity and hold the truck firmly.
  • Colour them indifferent paints or keep the same

8. Customize Grip Tape

It is considered the easiest way to customize the fingerboard and make it attractive.
  • Take a pencil and draw any design on the plane side of the tape
  • Cut out the design and arrange it with different colours or patterns

9. Change Bushings

Usually, tech decks come with hard plastic bushings that don't allow you to do much with them. Instead, PVC bushings in various colours add a great customized fingerboard look.

10. Add Texts

You can even add texts to your fingerboard's back or front side and make them unique in their way.
  • Choose any text from google or write it by yourself on tape
  • Cut out the borders of text and paste it on decks


Hopefully, our article was helpful enough to guide you in customizing your fingerboard. However, we recommend you consider the guide given above before styling your board.