Loaded Kanthaka Free ride Longboard Deck 8.625"

Like its namesake from Buddhist legend, the Kanthaka is an agile, muscular, and loyal steed for any rider seeking a swift and exciting journey to double-kick freeride enlightenment. Blurring the lines between street skating and freeriding, the Kanthaka builds off contemporary skate design and brings rocker, functional and ergonomic wheel wells, and composite construction to create something innovative, versatile and unique.

The Kanthaka features a gently rockered platform (enough to create a comfortable cradling interface for sliding but not so much as to disrupt the mechanics of ollies and other tricks) that transitions smoothly into the kicks. Rocker also slightly lowers your center of gravity for enhanced stability.

Pronounced wheel wells flare above the top surface of the deck, increasing wheel clearance while also creating an ergonomic transition that provides lateral support and extra leverage in critical areas for your feet.

To prevent these concave “hot spots” from hindering certain tricks, we maintained the flare amplitude necessary to provide the wheel clearance and ergonomics we wanted but squeezed the blending transitions away from the center of the deck. The result is maximized real estate in the central standing platform, lateral support inside the bolts, tight pockets between the flares and the kicks, and excellent wheel clearance.

The Kanthaka is designed with an elliptical concave profile. The concave near the centerline of the board is very shallow (but not completely flat) to minimize accidental flipping input on ollies. It ramps up gently near the rails to provide comfortable security and board awareness.

To encourage switch riding and shuvit style tricks, the Kanthaka features a completely symmetrical profile from tip to tip.

The kicktails on the Kanthaka are designed to provide excellent leverage for slides and maneuverability. They extend from the standing platform at a relatively shallow angle to generate a quick and well balanced pop for the Kanthaka’s geometric combination of length, rocker, and wheelbase.

The nose and tail share the same profile shape, but the nose is slightly steeper than the tail, allowing for a more concave pocket for leveling out ollies or a nominally higher contact angle for popping tricks or bluntslides.

Solid for speed and crisp for pop, the Kanthaka’s bamboo and fiberglass construction is stiff without feeling overbuilt. We designed the board with a very minute amount of longitudinal flex: just enough to soak up some road vibration and help keep the ride smooth.

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  • Loaded Kanthaka Free ride Longboard Deck 8.625
  • Loaded Kanthaka Free ride Longboard Deck 8.625
Manufacturer Loaded
Longboard Length 36"
Deck Width 8.625"- 8.875"
Longboard Shape Double Kick Free Ride
Longboard Construction Bamboo Fibreglass
  1. Hills, Parks, Flats Review by Dave
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    I own a Loaded Bhangra which i love to bits and ride all the time but i wanted a board to go along side it, to do what Bhangra cant. To be the Sam to its Frodo. i wanted a board that was close to a skateboard for park, but was still a longboard that could bust clean slides.
    The Kanthaka was the perfect board. currently riding with 150 Paris trucks and 92a wheels, i can go from bouncing round a park, to sliding down a hill, to messing around on the flats, this board can do it all. Beautiful rocker, feet lock in for full control of any situation, while the wheel well help you place your feet without getting uncomfetible. Lastly, this board gives a crazy amount of pop with its double kicks. its something you have to see for yourself.
    In Summary this board is spot on for anyone who wants to slide the slopes, ride park or hit the streets... or anyone who needs a partner for their longer boards (Posted on 10/02/2016)



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