Dervish Sama Circles – Longboard Complete
Continuing our exploration in color theory and geometry, we looked deeper into Bauhaus principles to create this homage to the circle. By exposing multiple forms over one another, we were able to exemplify the arcing and flowing movements possible on this carving board and honor the whirling and spiritual experience debuted by its namesake. Lean this board against your Breuer chair or boardslide it into a custom work of art; either way, we think you will enjoy the new Dervish Sama.In 2007, the Dervish was our first venture into dropthrough construction and an opportunity to create a flexy, bamboo composite carver with the versatility to handle a variety of riding styles. Five years later, we’ve revisited this flagship board with new performance aspirations in mind. With a slightly wider platform than its predecessor, the Dervish Sama balances comfort, edge control, and responsiveness. Combined with a more pronounced concave profile, the extra width enhances turn initiation and slide control. We added subtle nose and tail kicks to increase pop and lock your feet in for freestyle tricks. The neck and dropthrough cutout were also updated for increased durability under hard riding. A six-piece griptape pattern provides enhanced control at the kicks and facilitates comfortable footwork maneuvers on the standing platform without interfering with the board’s flex pattern. SETUPTrucks: Paris V2 – 180mm (color may vary from picture)Bearings: Loaded Jehu, Sick ABEC 7 or Sick Six ABEC 9 bearingsWheels: Orangatang In Heat – 75mm, Durometers: 80a (orange), 83a (purple), 86a (yellow)FLEXFlex 1: 170-250+lbs / 75-114+kgFlex 2: 100-185+lbs / 45-84+kgFlex 3: 75-150+lbs / 35-68+kg Sama is the Sufi ceremony focusing on active meditation as a tool for the individual’s spiritual journey. The origin of this practice is credited to Rumi, a poet and founder of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes. Through Sama, the individual aims to ascend from the confines of thought to attain heightened maturity, perfection, and closeness to God.