Before I get into telling you how wonderful this deck is, let me just give you my first impressions: beautiful. Loaded have managed to bend bamboo and make an amzing longboard. It really is the next step up from a Dervish or Tan Tien. The curves of the wheel wells, grip your feet, and go right through to the nose. The way it hugs you as you carve and crusie is truely a new experience.
If you like to carve concrete like butter, this is your deck.
The Loaded description:
Loaded pioneered the flexible dropthru board with the Dervish in 2007 and the Tan Tien in 2010. They have returned to their carving roots combining wheel flares, cork, a balanced flex pattern and novel manufacturing methods, the Icarus is a milestone in our exploration of the soulful carving experience.
Powerful Flex—Vertically laminated bamboo and fiberglass construction pair with a cambered profile and a variable concave for a lively and engaging ride. The cork bottom helps dampen out vibrations without compromising the liveliness.
User Friendly—Drop-through truck mounting positions the deck lower to the ground for easier, more efficient pushing and enhanced stability. Light weight and compact size make the Icarus intuitive and commuter friendly.
Shapely Curves—The right curves in the right places enhance rider ergonomics while contributing to a responsive and high-performance ride. Wheel well flares accommodate big wheels and improve turning leverage and control. Variable concave yields a consistent flex pattern while providing a variety of riding experiences based on foot placement.
Practical Kicks—Minimal nose and tail kicks help navigate city streets and open the door for freestyle trickery.
The Icarus: Because sometimes you need to fly too high.
Length: 38.4” (97.5 cm)
Width: 8.6” (22 cm)
Wheelbase: 28.25” (71.76 cm)
Deck: 1.3 kg
Complete: 2.9 kg w/Fat Frees, 3.4 kg w/Kegels
Flex 1: 75-115+kg
Flex 2: 35-90+kg