Loaded Tesseract Longboard Skateboard Deck w/ Grip

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Specifications
  • Length (in): 39.0
  • Width (in): 9.5
  • Varying Wheelbase (in): 24.5- 26
  • Concave Style: Tub, Rocker, W, 3D
  • Concave Depth: Medium
  • Plys: Vertically Laminated Bamboo
  • Construction: Bamboo, Fiberglass, Cork
  • Griptape: Course-grit Black; Applied by Manufacturer.
  • Flex Level: Medium to Stiff
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$210.00 USD

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Description

Wikipedia says, "In geometry, also called an 8-cell or regular octachoron or cubic prism, is the four-dimensional analog of the cube.

Here at Muirskate we say the Tesseract is a four-dimensional hypercube, perfect for freeride, freestyle, downhill, and commuting all in one!

Designed to be a quiver killer, the Tesseract is a symmetrical twin-kick topmount board that will do just about anything and everything. The Tesseract blends some of our favorite features found in both the Chubby Unicorn and the Kanthaka to create a super versatile and unbelievably fun board.

Combining symmetrical rocker, wheel well flares, W concave, and multiple wheelbase options ranging from 24.5" to 26.0", this lightweight package goes a long way towards replacing the need from multiple boards.

If you are looking for a board that provides a solid all-round platform with the performance-driven ergonomics and construction that we've all come to expect from Loaded, then this is the board for you.

As Loaded put it, "stash the quiver, clear your mind, and let the Tesseract be your versatile companion in the quest for four-wheeled illumination."

Note: Old School Mounting is not compatible with the Tesseract. 1st generation Ronins trucks will not work. You will need to drill holes for compatibility.

Set up
Paris 180s (whatever your color is, rock it out)
70mm Orangatang Stimulus Wheels (choose your duro)
Muirskate BEASTO Bearings

Loaded's Description

The Tesseract integrates rocker, wheel well flares, W concave, and multiple wheelbase options into a lightweight package designed for big mountain roads, high speeds, snappy slides, lofty ollies, and techy manual combos. Escape the three-dimensional confines of contemporary skateboarding and embrace the fourth dimension.

Note: Old School Mounting is not compatible with the Tesseract. 1st generation Ronins trucks will not work. You will need to drill holes for compatibility.

Length: 39" / 99 cm
Width: 9.5" / 24 cm
Wheelbase: 24.5" and 26" / 62.2 cm and 66 cm
Nose & Tail: 7.25" / 18.4 cm (Tip to inner bolt on 24.5" wheelbase)
Concave: 0.30" / 0.76 cm (at W Peak), 0.39" / 0.99 cm (at W Trough)
Rocker: 0.33" / 0.84 cm
Wedging Angle: 3.5°
Weight: 4.8 lbs / 2.2 kg (with Grip)

ROCKER
Symmetrical rocker throughout the deck cups the outer edges of your feet and creates a subtle locked-in sensation, helping you stay firmly planted in slides and facilitating confident and natural movement up and down the length of the board. Additionally, rocker slightly lowers your center of gravity for enhanced stability.

WHEEL WELL FLARES
The Tesseract features flared wheel wells that increase wheel clearance and also create surface transitions that provide lateral and longitudinal support for your feet, both inside the trucks and on the kicktails. These flares promote board awareness and keep your feet locked into a compound contoured pocket while sliding, cornering, and tucking.

W CONCAVE
We've designed the Tesseract with an intuitive W concave to enhance rider control in all toeside maneuvers. The central hump is tall yet wide, providing strong lateral support near the transitions without compromising arch comfort. The W concave on the Tesseract follows a mellow elliptical profile and fades gradually in amplitude approaching the trucks, disappearing 3/4" behind the innermost mounting holes. This design allows the inside edges of your feet to nestle up against the W (for toeside slides) while also allowing the outside of your foot to rest in a more radial dish just behind the flared wheel wells (for comfort while tucking on long downhill runs). Progressive yet mild rail concave provides optimal edge control without sacrificing comfort.

SYMMETRICAL SHAPE
The Tesseract's outline shape is designed for maximum functionality and versatility. A slight taper toward the kicktails places the greatest width at the center of the board (for rear-foot leverage while tucking in a shorter stance) but is mild enough to keep the deck wide at the neck, over the bolts, and on the tails for plenty of leverage and control in a variety of stances. Completely symmetrical shape and contours guarantee that the Tesseract is ready for anything you throw its way--in any stance or orientation.

KICKTAILS
Designed to satiate both freeride and freestyle appetites, the Tesseract is endowed with tailored kicktails to get the job done with gusto. The width has been dialed in to provide exceptional toe and heel edge control, and the length and upturned tips generate powerful pop and accommodate the entire width of your foot. Subtle dished concave keeps your shoes glued to the board and aids in catching tricks into manuals and pivots. The contours of the kicktails blend in a tight transition with the outer surfaces of the wheel well flares to create compound contoured pockets for your feet both over and outside of the bolts, contributing to enhanced control for manuals and 360 slides.

VARIABLE WHEELBASE
The Tesseract offers both 24.5" and 26" wheelbase options, allowing you to fine tune your setup based on your riding style and specific truck geometry. Move your axles in for quicker pop, increased agility, higher traction, and lower swing weight; move them out for greater stability and more lean.

CONSTRUCTION
Two layers of custom fiberglass/epoxy skins sandwich two vertically-laminated bamboo cores to create a stiff yet light and damp structure. Laminated to the bottom of the board is a layer of cork which provides vibration damping and (as we learned to our surprise during testing) a significant level of durability. The granular, non-directional structure of the cork helps prevent abrasive damage from propagating (in contrast to a traditional wood or bamboo veneer with long, oriented fibers).
The tessellated pattern in the cork is generated in 4-dimensional space and can only be fully understood if you lick it.

SET UP
The 3.5° wedging angle of the Tesseract allows for a wide range of interesting hardware configurations. We find that a truck with a lower kingpin angle (below 45°) works synergistically with the wedging angle to provide a versatile balance of lean and turn with a low ride height. A truck with a higher kingpin angle (above 45°) works best with a soft 3-4° wedged riser to simultaneously preserve the steering geometry and damp vibrations.
Cast Trucks Paris 180mm (43°)

A lively and responsive truck with a slightly more gentle turn and more lean than the 50° Paris 180. Complements the Tesseract’s shorter wheelbase range nicely.
Recommended setups: soft 3-4° wedged riser (to preserve the natural kingpin angle and damp vibrations) or thin rubber shock pad (for extra vibration damping and to produce a ~47° effective kingpin angle).
Caliber 10″ (44°)

Offers good stability at speed, comfortable lean for standup slides (without getting sloppy), and a relatively short axle-to-axle wheelbase for easier ollies.
Recommended setups: soft 3-4° wedged riser (to preserve the natural kingpin angle and damp vibrations) or thin rubber shock pad (for extra vibration damping and to produce a ~48° effective kingpin angle).
Paris 180mm (50°)

A lively, responsive, and quick turning truck. An excellent choice for carving, dancing, freestyle, moderate speed freeride, or technical downhill.
Recommended setup: soft 3-4° wedged riser (to preserve the natural kingpin angle and damp vibrations).
Caliber 10″ (50°)

A more restrictive bushing seat and zero rake make the 50 Caliber less lively but more stable at higher speeds than the Paris.
Recommended setup: soft 3-4° wedged riser (to preserve the natural kingpin angle and damp vibrations).
Precision Trucks Pretty Noise Lab (PNL) Strummer 180mm (47°)

A well balanced and versatile truck. Very smooth turning articulation (due to the ball pivot and self-lubricating pivot cups) and high lean potential (due to the less restrictive bushing seat). Three-way adjustable baseplate provides versatility in tuning your axle-to-axle wheelbase.
Recommended setup: soft 3-4° wedged riser (to preserve the natural kingpin angle and damp vibrations).
Caliber Precision 10″ (44°)

Similar geometry to the cast Calibers but with a more restrictive bushing seat and less restrictive kingpin cutout on the hanger, resulting in more turning resistance but more potential lean.
Recommended setup: soft 3-4° wedged riser (to preserve the natural kingpin angle and damp vibrations) or a thin rubber shock pad (for more agility).
Aera 178mm (46°)

A very fluid and leany truck, due to the very shallow and non-restrictive bushing seat. Positive offset between the pivot and axle centerline provides good turning response while the lower kingpin angle keeps things steady at speed.
Recommended setup: soft 3-4° wedged riser (to preserve the natural kingpin angle and damp vibrations) or a thin rubber shock pad (for more agility).
Ronin 174mm (40°)

A secondary support pin extending from the baseplate helps reduce pre-compression of the bottom bushing and provide suspension. A very free-leaning truck with lots of traction and stability for downhill riding.
Recommended setup: soft 3-4° wedged riser (to preserve the natural kingpin angle and damp vibrations) or a thin rubber shock pad (for more agility); high-rebound bushings.

Reviews

LOVE IT
on 2015-12-27
I do really like this board. Its rocker, wheel flares, and w concave pockets keep you locked in during slides and such, great for downhill, there is no flex so don't worry about speed. Although sadly, from wear, the griptape peels and gets plucked off around the corners when you flip the board on the gas pedals. I would save up for griptape because I could imagine you'd be wearing through them quickly. All around this board is great for just about anything, I would definitely recommend it.