The Tarab is designed to push the boundaries of modern longboard dancing. Loaded launched their first Dancer in 2008, followed by the Bhangra in 2010. The Tarab builds on that history. Lightweight, durable, and technical, the Tarab elevates the level of longboard dancing and modern freestyle.
- Top Mount
- Adjustable Wheelbase
- Wheel Wells/Flares
- Double Kicks
- Mild Concave
- Graphic Grip
- Bamboo + Fiberglass Construction
Freestyle - Freestyle is all about expression so you'll see a wide variety of flex, shape and length in this category. If you have longboard dancing and flat-ground trick goals, you're on the right page.
Top Mount - The classic skate mount. Trucks are mounted from the top to sit flush with the bottom of the board for that proven ride and feel.
Standard - Standard decks are the most predictable and some swear they break-in better than other profiles. Great for any skill level.
Symmetrical - If you ever think you want to ride your board backwards (freeride/freestyle) then a symmetrical longboard shape will help you with the learning curve. Other than that, it's all preference.
Adjustable Wheelbase - A board with an adjustable wheelbase will have multiple truck mounting positions so you can find what exact wheelbase works best for you. Move your axles in for quicker pop, increased agility, higher traction, and lower swing weight; move them out for greater stability and more lean.
Wheel Wells/Flares - For the boards that don't need full wheel cutouts, wheel wells are beveled out of the board to give the extra clearance needed to avoid wheelbite.
Double Kicks - With a kicktail at the nose and tail of the board, ollies and flip tricks will become part of your arsenal. Double kicks are most often found on freestyle boards, but can add versatility to any skateboard.
Mild Concave - Most longboards have a mild concave to give your feet natural curves to lock into. Choosing the right concave can be tough because it's all personal preference but mild concave is always a good place to start.
W-Concave - Added concave in the shape of a W, meaning the sides are raised as well as a slight hump in the middle of the platform. This gives you a little more support where your toes/heels will anchor for slides making this a common choice for freeride.
Bamboo + Fiberglass Construction - Sandwiched between layers of the bamboo veneers is a triaxial E-glass in an epoxy matrix and a carbon fiber layer in the nose and tail for added strength and abrasion resistance.
Custom Pre-Grip - This board comes pre-gripped from Loaded with an aggressive black griptape designed to provide maximum coverage while allowing the board to flex naturally, providing enhanced traction and control for sliding and pumping, as well as creating a serious "lock-in" on the nose and tail.
Additional Setup Tips - Play around with kingpin tightness to adjust the looseness of the trucks. There are a lot of new bushings coming to market and they can make a huge difference in the ride. Also, try adding riser pads to your board if you want more leverage over your trucks. Go out and experiment.
|Wheelbase (in):||31.25 - 32.25|
|Nose (in):||5.25 - 5.75|
|Tail (in):||5.25 - 5.75|