Letters: U.S. Post Office; Fingerboarding

Sep 7, 2011
Originally published on September 7, 2011 5:39 pm
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And now, onto something small...

TAYLOR ROSENBAUER: It's so awkward with this thing here.

SIEGEL: ...fingerboarding, that's that miniature version of skateboarding. You use your fingers to move a two and a half inch board. The "sport," and we put that in quotes, had its first ever national competition which included 19-year-old Taylor Rosenbauer.

ROSENBAUER: Probably the first trick that most people learn when they first start Fingerboarding is called just a Shove It. That's where you spin the board 180 degrees by doing, I guess, a scissor kick motion with your two fingers. So your back finger slides back and your front finger goes forward.

SIEGEL: Well, Yoko Smith, of Lincoln, Nebraska, thought the story was not a good fit for radio. She writes this: So hard to imagine what the heck fingerboarding looked like and the segment went on and on. I know NPR needs to cover far and wide, but maybe next time you can leave this to public television.

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