Loaded Vanguard 8.5 x 42 Flex 2 Complete
The Vanguard longboard brings lightweight snowboard-inspired construction and performance to the pavement. Camber, sidecuts, and high-energy flex allow for responsive carving, pumping, and commuting.
Symmetrical shape and stance for a balanced centre of gravity to increase the ability to weigh the deck through turns for better control and energy generation. The sidecuts allow for decreased torsional stiffness between the feet to exploit the board's torsional energy to allow for greater nuances in the turning radius. The Vanguard was designed and intended for speeds between 0 and 25 mph (0-40km/hr). You can take the board faster with skill and experience, but it is not intended for higher speeds due to its flex characteristics.
Camber & Concave
Big and lively camber is the heart and soul of the Vanguard. A carvy pumper at heart, the Vanguard 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.
Epoxy and triaxial fibreglass sandwich a vertically-laminated bamboo core pressed into concave and convex cambers for liveliness, responsiveness and high energy potential.
A highly carve-oriented board, the Vanguard features a clear spray grip made of recycled crushed glass. This style of grip allows for full coverage over the entire board without impacting its vital flex characteristics. Additionally, it exposes the beauty of the materials and construction.
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: Wheel and truck colours may vary due to stock shortage.
Low concave for stability
- Artikelnummer: 157819
- Riding Style: Cruising
1 inch = 2,54 cm
- Længde (inch): 42 inch
- Bredde: 21.6 cm
1 inch = 2,54 cm
- Konstruktion/lag: maple, bamboo, fiberglass
Drop-through eller top-mount
Den ydre bredde af trucks inklusiv den split, som holder hjulene Trucks bredde skal nogenlunde matche indersiden på deck. 1 inch = 2,54 cm
- Hjulstørrelse: 75 mm
Typisk fra 75A (soft - silent grip) til 101A (hard - fast, technical)
- ABEC Tal: 9
- Length: 42" / 106.7cm
- Width: 8.5" / 21.59cm
- Wheelbase (Inner): 31.5" / 80cm
- Wheelbase (Outer): 35" / 88.9cm
- Flex 2: 68 - 95+ kg
- Deck with light Concave
- Paris 180 mm Trucks – Reverse Kingpin
- Orangatang Stimulus Wheels 75 mm 80A
- Powell Mini Logo Bearings
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.