Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Look: The Loaded Fattail

I got greeted by a box with a smiley face on it when I got home this monday, and everyone knows that smiley faced boxes bring great gifts. Lo and behold, upon opening it my eyes were cast upon the bodacious bamboo curves of the new Loaded Fattail. Now, I'm not one for getting fat, but sometimes it is necessary, and this board proves it. So, since I just received it today, here is a little photo dump of the Loaded's recreation of their old Pintail. I will try to get a more thorough write up done on it in a week or so after getting to know the board a bit better.
The complete setup came with the flex 2 deck, Paris 150mm trucks, orangatang stimulus 80a wheels, loaded jehu bearings, and orangatang Nipple bushings (80a barrels all around).

38 inches of lean, mean bamboo and 8.5 inches wide through the main part of the deck with the camber (and a little bit of concave) that Loaded was first known for. Upturned kicks on both the nose and tail. The front kick is a little over 4 inches wide and the rear kick is a bit over 5 inches. Two wheelbase options (drilled twice in the back) of roughly 26.5 and 27.5 inches.

Updated graphic inspired by the old Loaded Pintail graphic.

Needless to say, I am stoked to be trying this fine board out and will have a review in the works soon. Its official release is on August 1st. In the mean time, if you've got any questions, feel free to ask. But for now, I'm off to a garage session!

Happy skatings all! Eat lots of zucchini!

1 comment:

  1. your blog is sawwweeet!
    does it slide well?! cuz I'm really thinking about getting this board or a BC moray. email me back at i have some questions bout the board
    Brian Cavanaugh