The Loaded Bhangra Longboard The Dancer is dead...... long live the Bhangra!
Bhangrā - We picked this name while Adam Colton was off the grid in Morocco in order to twist his Nipples into creating Bollywood style skate films. Yes, the names for our boards are a bit weird and hard to pronounce, but we were all attacked by zombies last year and are missing half our brains. Purpose: We 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.
Specifications and Options;
Length: 48.5” Width: 9.5”
Wheelbase: 32.75” (inner hole) Profile: Mellow U Concave
Weight: Deck: 2.8 Kg’s (flex 1) and 2.5 Kg’s (flex 2)
Complete: 4.5 Kg’s (flex 1) and 4.2 Kg’s (flex 2)
Flex 1: 150 - 250+ lbs 68 - 114 Kg’s
Flex 2: 90 - 190+ lbs 40 - 86 Kg’s
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.
Premium 1 £294.99: Randal R-2 Trucks (180mm), Orangatang 4President or Stimulus and Bones Reds
Premium 2 £289.99: Randal R-2 Trucks (180mm), Orangatang Fat Free and Bones Reds
Premium 4 £284.99: Paris 180’s Black, Orangatang 4President or Stimulus and Bones Reds
Premium 5 £274.99: Paris 180’s Raw, Cult Classics 70mm Yellow and Enuff Abec 7
Premium 8 £289.99: Bear Grizzly 852’s, Orangatang 4President or Stimulus & Bones Reds
Premium 9 £299.99: Randal R-2 Trucks (180mm), Orangatang InHeat or Durian and Bones Reds
Premium 10 £294.99: Paris 180’s Black (180mm), Orangatang InHeat or Durian and Bones
If you want a perfect setup for you also available see our custom longboard builder.
Trucks: We recommend 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. Adam Stokowski, Dane Webber and Adam Colton like this board set up with 86a Stimulus wheel for sliding and shuvit spin moves. 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. A softer wheel will be more comfortable for cruising long distances, cross-stepping, manuals and such.
Loaded Bhangra Tech Spec:
Rocker: 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 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 more comfortable, and puts the board lower to the ground,making pushing a tad bit easier.
Concave: 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 such. The concave is mellow and does not feel uncomfortable 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 goodfor 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, 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, gripper grip tape 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.