Fingerboarding…the last true art form. The riders get older…they stop and disappear. Forums get dead? they die and get reborn. All those photos/info? Buried on somebody’s old photobucket account most likely waiting to be deleted or already deleted from inactivity.
The cool part is it’s surviving, new kids get involved, armed with some tech decks, an old wooden deck with riptape their older cousin gave them, and a 14th gen reskinned Tech Deck ramp.
But with all of this reinventing of itself…the history is left to the wayside. I couldn’t tell you how many sets of wheels I have and don’t know the model…how many companies I see on IG and say…“that was already a company name”…and just some general fact checking I wish I could do.
Is there anywhere out there that databases these things? Like a collection of sorts? like a museum? I guess that’s what I’m getting at. It’s fun to see the reinventing of the wheel with new hands, but at the same time, kind of sad to think everyone/companies who helped build it be forgotten about. I just think there is a whole era of manufacturing they missed out on, that really helped solidify common practices. As well as keeping tabs on things, it could be a great display of history.
I think it would be extremely useful and needed to have some sort of record keeping. Maybe I’m ignorant to if there is something like this already, which in that case I would love to see. I remember the “Companies” section back in the old FFI pretty much did this, but idk if anyone has access to the old database. I think that would be a good place to start.