A little extra girth never hurts anyone. At least, that was our approach when it came time to revamp the design of the Pintail. We wanted to modernize this classic concept so it could keep up with evolutions in riding and performance.
The Fattail was designed for pumping, carving, pedestrian slalom, freestyle and generally any situation where lively, energetic lines are on the menu. Increased concave locks your feet in against g-forces, while the topmounted and cambered platform provides energetic performance in and out of each carve.
The width of the deck has been redistributed while maintaining subtle tapering near the trucks to provide both ample leverage and awareness of foot position while powering through turns. The formerly vestigial tail has received the silicone treatment for improved functionality in both freestyle tricks and surf-style shredding. The Fattail is also equipped with a slight nose kick for manuals and shuvits.
Camber & Concave
Big and lively camber is the heart and soul of the Fattail. A carvy pumper at heart, the Fattail was designed with a healthy amount of camber to provide snowboard like responsiveness in a pocket-sized package.
A nominal concave provides a locked-in feel and stiffens the deck without undermining the camber and flex characteristics of the board.
An organic tapering shape preserves torsional stiffness and allows both heels and toes to maintain constant contact with the rails for optimal control in hard carving and pumping. Lots of clearance for big, fast, and grippy wheels.
A vertically-laminated bamboo core is sandwiched between fiberglass skins. The tail is reinforced with an additional layer of fiberglass (top) and carbon fiber (bottom) for added stiffness and abrasion resistance. The bottom is finished with a bamboo veneer with a die cut water droplet pattern, which is filled with transparent urethane and a "floating" graphic to give a sense of dimensionality.
A softer flex pattern will give you more control and tighter turns at slower speeds, however, a softer board is more prone to lose stability at higher speeds.
If you plan on doing a lot of hard-pounding tricks like shovits and bonelesses, a stiff flex will hold up better. Note: It is natural for the boards to break in and become slightly flexier over time.
Note: Wheel and truck colours may vary due to stock shortage!
For the past 10 years, Loaded have provided the industry with high quality, hand-made bamboo longboards and snowboards. Each and every board produced is the culmination of generations of skill and knowledge, and in the age of mass consumption Loaded is a much needed breath of fresh air. Instead of fighting competitors and trying to outsmart their fellow manufacturers, Loaded are fully dedicated to growing the board sports industry through performance, community, and creative expression.