okay, let us show and explain to you, how to be a pro fingerboarder..
Play it tucked fingers guys!!! one day, like a year ago, my old friend said to me it's more stylish if you play it tucked fingers.. stylish means it's more nice to see, and sure you will get higher score in any competition if you play tucked fingers, higher score means higher chance to win the competition right?? and if you win it, FOR SURE, a company will keep their eyes on you.. yeah!!
OTHER HAND ON YOUR BACK
Now we do it like a real pro, when your "fingerboarding" hand is getting busy, don't forget about your other hand. Yes, you can do anything with your other hand, but it will look better if you put that hand on your back. why? because.. I don't know, pros do it!! hahahaha.. no no no, because it will give the audience a clear view to see your tricks, not disturbed by the annoying move of your other hand. :D
LEARN THE BASIC TRICKS!!!
Ollie is suck, kickflip is out of date.. yes, I heard that many times, now kiddos want to see the wow-big-bang-crazy-combo tricks, BUTTTTT... You can't do anything if you can't do ollie, kickflip, or shove-it.. the point is basic tricks is important!! you can't do 360flip if you don't know how to do a kickflip and shove-it, you can't do big spin if you can't do shove-it.. and guess what, you can't do a kickflip without knowing how to do an ollie... hehehe.. so master your basic tricks till it get really smooth guys.. :)
MAKE A LINE OR COMBO
Next after you master the basic tricks, then you got to put it in a line or a combo.. you can do a kickflip, you can do a boardslide, then why don't you try some kickflip to boardslide? do it in rails, ledges, box, whatever.. hehehe..
GET STYLE AND SHOW IT!!!
Yes yes yes.. A pro always looks good guys, no matter your style, punk, hip-hop, high fashion or poser, but remember be the best of it.. hahaha.. when you are in camera (for a video) or in real life, a company want you to look good, of course your skill must be better that your shirts but still a company want you wear your best costumes to represent the company.. a good company.. yeahhh...
LISTEN TO GOOD MUSIC
What is the correlative between fingerboard and music?? Trust us guys, it will help you much when you are editing your fingerboarding videos. You can put a music in your video as your backsound, and in editing theory, there's an editing way that called "edit by music"... The music will lead you how you will cut the footages and else..
MAKE FRIENDS WITH OTHER PROS
It's good if you have a lot of fingerboarder friends but then it's getting better if you have a lot of pro fingerboarder friends!!! hahahaha.. why? because when you hang out with the pros, a real-friendly pro fingerboarder, not just a fingerboard "seller", you can get a lesson from them. they will tell you how to become like them, even you can "steal" their tricks.. and the biggest advantage is, they can recommend your name to their "boss" to be their company rider.. right? we never know.. hehehe..
WATCH YOUR ATTITUDE!!!
It suck to have a crazy-uncontrolled rider.. not even a single company that wants a cocky and unfriendly rider.. so guys, you got to watch your attitude!! Be nice to everyone, and be a down-to-earth person, give respect to everyone.. then the company will love you, they will think you are a good person that can be represent the company brands. The pros are sometimes crazy-ass-drunk fingerboarder (like in the photo)?? yeah, what can we say, they are pros.. we are drunk, we love to makes jokes, we are crazy-party event crasher, but yeah, we are pros!! hahahaha.. for fun guys.. peace...
Paint something, sing something, write something.. when you get creative enough, it will develop your fingerboard tricks. You can see an obstacle in different way. Don't believe me? okay, when you see a rail, what will you do?? a kickflip to nosegrind to nollie flip out? heelflip to boardslide to shove-it out? that's the SOP (Standard Operational Procedure) guys.. why don't you try.. let me think.. emmmm.. boneless to 50-50 body varial? yeah.. hahaha..
OWN A CAMERA OR ASK YOUR FRIEND TO SHOOT YOU
Own a camera, you can buy it or just steal it, and learn how to use it so you can shoot your fingerboarding session.. the easiest way is ask your friends that own a camera to shoot your fingerboarding session!! let them do it for you, and you can focus to land your tricks.. remember guys, without footage, all your tricks are just a fiction.. :)
LEARN THE VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE OR ASK YOUR FRIENDS (AGAIN)
After you get your footage in camera, then you need to edit it, or at least transfer it to the computer.. so it's better for you to master the video editing software.. you can do it in pros way, use Avid, Final Cut, After Effect etc or you want to keep it simple with the Movie Maker, it's up to you.. or, yeah again, just ask your friends to edit it for you.. lucky for us, we have Dee in our office.. hahaha..
You have your photos, your fingerboarding videos, then it's your time to promote yourself.. put it in myspace, facebook, youtube, twitter and other hype social network!! let the people aware of your existence, aware of your style, aware of your skill!!! YEAH!!!
LEARN TO MAKE A GOOD SIGNATURE
hahahahaha.. yes yes yes people, it's time for you to learn make a good signature.. every pros had a good-looking signature.. you can see Elias sugnature in BW deck, looks good right?? hehehe.. so get a paper and a pen now and start signature-ing!! hahaha..
today you do this
maybe tomorrow you will do this!!! hahahahahaha..
YEAHHHHH!!! what do you think about our "be a pro" step-by-step?? hahahahaha.. we just do it for fun guys.. but who knows, maybe it will works for YOU!!! So enjoy reading the step by step, and see you in Advance (Open) Class guys.. hahahahaha...
When you are finally get hooked by a company, and be a pro, you must do this..
PROMOTE YOURSELF MORE!!!
you are a pro now, means you have bigger responsibility.. you got to promote yourself and your company.. photos more, videos more.. :)
DON'T FORGET.. SEND US YOUR PRO MODEL DECKS!!!! HUAHAHAHAHAHA..
so hope you guys can be a "better" fingerboarder in the future.. God Bless Fingerboarder!!!
*photo by : Dee, Ami Love You
model : Koms, Ami, Nepom, Echie, Dee