How To Impossible On A Fingerboard

The impossible is actually not that difficult a trick to learn, and you don’t have to master any other tricks before you learn them.

Pop the board with your middle finger and immediately peel your hand back.  Scoop your middle finger under to initiate the flip and allow the board to rotate about it.  

Read on for a step-by-step guide to this not-so-impossible trick.

Step 1: Finger Positioning

The finger placement for the impossible flip is similar to the finger placement for a pop shove-it.  Place your back (middle) finger over the tip of the tail, and place your front (index) finger over the front bolts.  Consider curling your ring finger and pinky in towards your palm to keep them out of the way.

Step 2: Popping And Flipping The Board

Ride foward and pop your middle finger down, similar to an ollie.  Immediately peel your hand back, and bring your middle finger forward in a scooping motion.  Be sure to bring your index finger back and out of the way to allow the board to rotate about your middle finger.

Step 3: Catching The Board And Landing

As the board comes back around, rotate your hand back to bring your index finger down in unison with your middle finger. This will bring both fingers down on the deck.

Final Thoughts

A common challenge with this trick is keeping your other fingers out of the way to allow the board to flip.  Not just your index finger, but your ring finger too.  To avoid the board clashing with your ring finger, get in the habit of curling your ring finger in before even popping the trick.

To learn to keep your index finger out of the way, practice this trick without it!.  Hold your index finger back and just try to get the board to wrap around your middle finger without hitting it.  Don’t worry about landing yet.