Designed for the fanciest of footwork! The Bhangra offers a spacious platform with plenty of room for all your dance moves yet is nimble enough for advanced freestyle tricks and steezy slides. Ideal for dancing/freestyle gurus and surf-style aficionados looking for a smooth and graceful riding experience.
The NEW Bhangra V2 features updated basalt and bio-epoxy construction for lighter weight, higher strength, a new damp flex, and continued eco-friendliness. Bio-based Super Sap epoxy uses tree sap to replace much of its petroleum content, and basalt fabric requires less processing than fiberglass because it was already processed by a volcano.
Wheelbase: 32.75″ (inner hole)
Deck: 6.3 lbs (flex 1) and 5.6 lbs (flex 2)
Complete: 10.1 lbs (flex 1) and 9.4 lbs (flex 2)
A generous platform with rockered profile cradles your stance for comfortable dancing, freestyle, and general riding. Mild concave (slightly increased from the Bhangra V1) provides edge control without interfering with footwork. Large nose and tail with aggressive (50-grit) griptape encourage creative manual and shuvit tricks. A strategic pattern of mild (80-grit) griptape on the standing platform ensures confidence in sliding and hard carving while also allowing for smooth pivots, pirouettes, and other dancing footwork. CNC-milled wheel wells increase clearance for bigger wheels and reduce the risk of wheelbite..
High Performance Flex:
Bamboo and basalt construction provides comfortable flex perfect for fancy footwork and freestyle tricks. The difference in stiffness between the two flex options is significantly higher than our usual ratios, hence the designation “Flex <1”. Flex <1 is ideal for both heavier riders and aggressive freestyle tricksters of any stature seeking considerably higher stiffness, stability, and resilience. A balanced, yet damp flex appropriate for a wide range of riders or those looking for a more playful and responsive board, grab the Flex 2.
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.
The Bhangra V2 features original artwork by Mexican artist Tomas Guereña (a.k.a. “screw”), the same artist who designed the Poke graphic. The lines of the graphic are meant to symbolize the movement and flow of longboard dancers.
Dual vertically laminated bamboo cores are sandwiched between layers of basalt fabric to create a strong and lightweight structure (on average more than half a pound lighter than its V1 predecessor) with damp yet responsive flex. A bamboo bottom veneer protects the bottom basalt composite layer, while a cross-ply bamboo top veneer adds both durability and torsional stiffness. Bio-based Super Sap epoxy uses tree sap to replace the bulk of petroleum components in resin and improves feel and finish. The Bhangra V2 will be the first of many boards in the Loaded lineup to switch to this resin system in the near future.
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.