Bhangra – Longboard Complete
The Dancer is dead – long live the Bhangra!
Loaded Bhangra With the following setup: Paris 180 trucks / black –
Orangatang Stimulus 70mm wheels
Jehu bearings Ready to roll right out of the box.
Loaded wanted to create a more 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.
Can you downhill on this board? Probably but it is not a DH board.
We are really stoked on the rockerin 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 a ram 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 comfortable and puts the board lower to the ground making pushing a tad bit easier.
HURRAY they added concave! they have 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 such. The concave is mellow and does not feel uncomfortable for footwork moves. More nose and tailcurvatures allow 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 oh yes. For the main standing platform they 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. They have 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.
They also designed it so you still have plenty of grip tape on the rail of the board for confidence when sliding. A gnarlier gripper grip tape was used on the nose and tail to help give you that extra locked in feeling when holding out steezy manuals for the ladies and/or gentlemen. Plus the extra grip makes it easier to catch the nose and tail for quick shuvit-to-manual moves. Flex
The Bhangra comes in two flexes: FLEX 2 (90-190+ lbs / 40-86+ kg) is what Adam S. (150lbs / 68kg) and Adam C. (160lbs / 72.5kg) 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 / 68-113+ kg) 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. Graphic For this graphic we decided to try something new. They 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. Construction We are stoked to say this is Loadeds most organic board to date. They have created a durable beast bound together with jello and spider tears. Actually the board is constructed from bamboo cork and epoxy bio-resin. No fiberglass was used in this board but they were able to get the strength and flex characteristics they 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 they have used a similar ply in the center (next to the cork) to stiffen up the flex.
Length: 123 cm Width: 24 cm