Presenting the Loaded Ballona
SHRIMP OF A BOARD. WHALE OF A GOOD TIME.
Agile, compact, and light, the Loaded Ballona elevates the mini cruiser experience. Meticulously sculpted curvatures result in a unique mini “longboard” with tuned steering and responsive handling. Perfect for urban commuting, people slalom, driveway slashing, pump tracks, and skatepark flow, the Ballona is small in stature yet colossal in character.
Subtle rocker in the standing platform transitions into the unique “Whale Belly” spoon concave in the nose, which locks in the front foot and allows for a secure stance behind or on top of the truck.
This also wedges the front truck for dramatically enhanced agility, resulting in a slalom-style steering bias that allows the more stable rear end to track the more nimble front end.
The Ballona’s mild concave and generous width ensure a comfortable stance and plenty of leverage and control.
A short, wide tail and minimal nose provide optimal maneuverability and leverage for slides and tricks in a compact package.
Custom 7-ply maple construction with thicker cross veneers results in optimal stiffness, crisp pop, and a smooth ride.
The Ballona also includes two wheelbase options for a range of performance characteristics.
The outer (16”) wheelbase is designed for reverse-kingpin trucks and/or more stability, while the inner (14.75”) wheelbase is intended for traditional-kingpin (street) trucks and/or more maneuverability.
The two deck graphics are offered in uniquely curated complete setups.
WILLY delivers a premium carving and pumping experience thanks to the plush and grippy 65mm 80a Orangatang Love Handles and upgraded soft Orangatang Knuckle bushings for quick turning response and smooth edge-to-edge transitions.