Can you do everything on this board? Probably not but you can try!!
It is not really a downhill deck, but you can bomb hills. and bust out steezy slides. It is small enough to carry around and fits into a car easier than the Dancer. What this board has is plenty of room to get on your dancing groove and it is smaller, lighter, and easier to throw around than the Dancer version before it.
This board has rocker, a slight “U” bend to it. 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 tad bit easier.
Yes yes, Loaded have been listening to feedback, this one has concave. It is mellow and does not feel uncomfortable for footwork moves. Also helps lock your feet in when landing big spins.
Small curves in the nose and tail. You can ollie this deck if you try. Nose is good for hang tens, tail built for catching shuvits-to-manuals .
Grip and grip design has a special purpose.
For the main standing platform, the grip is mellower with a functional pattern to save your shoes. Pivot motions on grip tape slowly wear out the balls of your shoes. So the design has a cut out so when you do your spinning moves, most of your shoe will move freely on the bamboo, not the grip tape. The nose and tail have gnarlier grip tape to help locked your feet.
FLEX 1 (68 to 110+ kg) is definitely stiffer, and if you are around 70kg it will only flex slightly under you. If you like stiffer boards and plan on doing hard pounding tricks or weigh more 80kg, this is your board.
FLEX 2 (40kg to 86+ kg) is what Adam S. (68kg) and Adam C. (73kg) 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.
Trucks: 180mm reverse-kingpin trucks: Paris, Randal, Bears, etc.
Wheels: This board is intended to ride with 70mm or smaller wheels. 75mm wheels are too big, and you will have to use a bunch of risers to avoid the risk of getting wheel bite. Plus, 70mm is such a nice, lightweight size to throw around, do tricks on, and slide.
The Loaded riders use a 86a freeride wheel. The 86a is a good all round wheel for their style and provides extra leeway: when landing a shuvit wrong, the wheels will slide the extra bit around instead of gripping and bucking you off.
Wheelbase: 32.75" (inner hole)
Griptape: Multi-grit Black; Applied by Manufacturer