FUNCTIONAL DESIGN – 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.
STRONG AND DAMP – 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 epoxy by Entropy Resins. Uses bio-based materials from industrial waste streams such as tree sap to replace petroleum content and reduce the carbon footprint of the epoxy from manufacturing. We've worked closely with Entropy to enhance every major performance characteristic of the resin. The Bhangra V2 was the first board in the Loaded lineup to switch to this innovative resin system and has since been joined by many more. Better for the planet, even more fun.
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. Flex 2 is a balanced yet damp flex appropriate for a wide range of riders or those looking for a more playful and responsive board.
GRAPHIC - 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.