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Loaded Bhangra Longboard Skateboard Deck w/ Grip - Light Scratches
Ready to dance, walk, ride, and slide, the Loaded Bhangra is here. The Bhangra is the follow-up version to the original Loaded dancer. This improved board features slightly more aggressive nose and tail kicks, when compared to the previous dancer.
The Bhangra is also 48" long and every inch is walkable! This board was designed with freestyle skating in mind and features a very mild concave and rocker to help those occasional slides, but still allow you to be able to tiger claw, early grab, 180 slide, shuvit, slap kickflip, and more all on this very board!
It has just the right amount of grip tape, similar to the grip on the Tan Tien, with grittier sections of the board where more grip is required (such as the nose and tail). This board is simply awesome.
Set this board up right! Throw on some Paris 180 trucks (choose your flavor!) along with Orangatang Fat-Free 65mm wheels and Beasto bearings.
We wouldn't suggest any wheel over 70mm in order to prevent wheel bite and uncomfortable pushing.
Wheelbase: 32.75" (inner hole)
Deck: 6.3 lbs (flex 1) and 5.6 lbs (flex 2)
Designed to be a compact dancing/freestyle board that you could basically do everything on. A board that has plenty of room to get your dancing groove on and is smaller, lighter, and easier to throw around. Something that is not overly huge, can bust out steezy slides, and can be carried and fit into a trunk easier than the original dancer. Can you downhill on this board? Probably, but it is not a DH board.
We are really stoked on the rocker in this board (the board has a slight “U” bend to it). The original prototype had camber and felt good, but we decided to put some rocker in it and BAM, it instantly felt so much better. The rocker just sinks you into the board and gives you that extra cushy, locked in feel. Feels great for dancing, makes sliding a lot easier and more comfortable, and puts the board lower to the ground, making pushing a bit easier.
HURRAY, we added concave! We added a mellow “U” concave to give you more confidence when sliding. The concave also helps lock your feet in when landing big spins and other tricks. The concave is mellow and still feels comfortable for footwork moves.
Nose and Tail Kicks
More nose and tail curvatures allow for easier catching of the nose and tail. If you get your timing down, yes you can ollie the Bhangra. Not easy, but it can be done. Both the nose and tail will lock your feet in nicely for manuals, but the different lengths result in distinct feelings of balance and pop. You may find riding the board in a certain direction better for some tricks; for example, the tail is really good for catching shuvits-to-manuals, while the nose feels better for hang ten manuals.
Functional Griptape Design
This is our most thought out grip design to date featuring a functional, shoe saving design and two different types of grip tape.
For the main standing platform, we used a mellower grip with a functional pattern to save your shoes. As you all know, when you do pivot motions on grip tape you slowly wear out the balls of your shoes; you are basically grinding away your soles on sandpaper. We cut out this grip design so that when you do your spinning moves, most of your shoe will move freely on the bamboo, not the grip tape. We also designed it so you still have plenty of grip tape on the rails of the board for confidence when sliding.
We used a gnarlier, grippier grip tape on the nose and tail to help give you that extra locked in feeling when holding out those steezy manuals. Plus the extra grip makes it easier to catch the nose and tail for quick shuvit-to-manual moves.
The Bhangra comes in two flexes:
FLEX 2 (90-190+ lbs) is what Adam S. (150 lbs) and Adam C. (160 lbs) ride. The Adam’s prefer a board with a bit of flex to it (feels a lot better for freestyle). You can still take the flex 2 plenty fast and do slides comfortably, thanks to the rocker and concave.
FLEX 1 (150-250+ lbs) is definitely stiffer, and if you are 160 lbs it will only flex slightly under you. If you like stiffer boards and plan on doing hard pounding tricks with this board or weigh more (over 190 lbs), this is your board.
For this graphic we decided to try something new. We took a collage of Adam Colton’s scary monster faces meshed together and screaming with joy and burned/branded them into the bottom of the board. If you feed them, they will stay happy.
The top graphic is sick and simple. It is a monster’s eye surrounded by a swirling line. If you spin on the swirling lines, you will get more speed… hahaha.
We are stoked to say this is our most organic board to date. We have created a durable beast bound together with jello and spider tears. Actually, the board is constructed from bamboo, cork and epoxy bio-resin. We used no fiberglass in this board but were able to get the strength and flex characteristics we wanted by using two vertical cores of vert-lam bamboo with cork in the middle for weight reduction and dampening. The top of the board is a cross-ply of bamboo vert-lam to strengthen the board across the width and we use a similar ply in the center (next to the cork) to stiffen up the flex. Many of the boards have small holes in the nose and or tail. These are caused by grooves in the bottom core that allow the board to bend into a deeper concave. They will not affect the performance or durability of the board and are a great place to store soup.
Treat it like a childBy Makenzie on 2016-06-08 Verified Purchase
I love this board, it's absolutely fantastic for someone who's trying to progress in freestyle boarding! However, being the cluts I am, I let it sail right into a boat hitch, cracking the nose within 36 hours of receiving the beast :////