The Loaded Tarab Longboard deck is designed to push the boundaries of modern longboard dancing. We launched our first Dancer in 2008, followed by the Bhangra in 2010. The Tarab builds on that history. Lightweight, durable and technical, the Tarab is intended to further the level of longboard dancing and modern freestyle.
LOADED TARAB SPECS:
- Length: 47.0”
- Width: 9.5”
- Wheelbase: 31.25” and 32.25″
- Kick Length: 7.875″
- Deck Weight: 2.3Kg’s
- Flex 1: 140 – 270+ lbs 63 – 122 Kg’s
- Flex 2: 80 – 190+ lbs 36 – 86 Kg’s
Form and Function
Rocker, concave, symmetrical shape, kicktails, grab rails, and purposeful griptape combine to form an elegantly ergonomic platform for flowy footwork and the most frenetic freestyle dancing.
Damp and Durable
Bamboo and basalt construction keeps the Loaded Tarab lightweight, lively, and durable. A cork top layer complements the griptape design, providing secure yet non-abrasive traction across the standing platform while also damping vibration. Urethane-reinforced kicktails and unique UHMWPE rails enhance durability, protecting against a wide array of freestyle-inflicted damage.
Available in two distinct flexes. The Flex 1 features an extra bamboo veneer for added stiffness and damping. The Flex 2 is slightly lighter and noticeably more lively. Both flexes feature two truck-mounting options to accommodate a variety of riding preferences.
Rocker cradles the outer edges of your feet and creates a subtle locked-in sensation, providing a steady and natural platform for foot movement. Rocker helps keep your feet firmly planted in slides and also slightly lowers your center of gravity for enhanced stability.
Integrated Wheel Wells
Wheel wells are pre-milled into the core to increase wheel clearance, allowing for a fuller and more uninterrupted standing platform than wheel cutouts.
Mild concave promotes edge control and awareness without hindering comfort while carving and boardwalking.
A fully symmetrical shape ensures optimal ergonomics for any maneuver in every orientation.
Grab rails on the deck’s underside shave weight and improve control on hand grab tricks. Matte bottom finish keeps sweaty fingers secure.
The Tarab’s purposefully designed griptape pattern provides traction along the rails for carving and sliding and a more aggressive grit at the nose and tail for manuals and shuvits.
The top layer of cork offers secure yet non-abrasive traction for pirouettes and other spinning and pivoting footwork.
The Tarab’s bamboo, basalt, and cork construction provides a comfortable balance of liveliness and vibration damping. Two flex options are tailored for maximum fun for any size rider.
The top edge rails are reinforced with Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene to enhance the durability of the top rails when the board lands upside down.
RECOMMENDED SETUPS WITH THE LOADED TARAB
We run a range of wheel sizes from 65mm to 75mm on the Loaded Tarab with great results.
- 65mm freeride — lightweight and compact option for technical freestyle and freeride
- 70mm freeride — fantastic all-around wheel size for freestyle, dancing, and freeride
- 70mm race — grippier option for smooth dancing and freestyle with less sliding
- 75mm freeride — larger diameter for rough roads and more roll speed
- 75mm race — largest option for smooth and grippy dancing and freestyle
For freestyle, dancing, and light freeriding, we recommend setting up the Tarab with 50° reverse-kingpin trucks for optimal agility and control.