Loaded Icarus Longboard Complete W/Orangatang Wheels

by: Loaded

Because sometimes you need to fly too high.

Building on their experience with high-performance skateboards and snowboards, the Icarus elevates the frontiers of their design and manufacturing to deliver unprecedented control and feel for riders seeking the highest-performance carving experience available.

The Shape: The shape of the Icarus echoes the elegantly utilitarian outline popularized by the Dervish and Tan Tien. Its mid-sized length and wheelbase strike a balance between stability and maneuverability, accommodating a (slightly-wider-than-) shoulder-width stance for most riders. Straight rails along the standing platform ensure torsional stability, while full-figured cutouts at the tips allow for deep turns without wheelbite.

Camber: The cambered profile pairs with the bamboo core and epoxy/fiberglass skins (as well as the concaves and wheel flares) to create an active suspension with ungodly energy return. Pump away!

Wheel Well Flares: Flared wheel wells do three things for the Icarus:
• Increase wheel clearance, allowing for larger wheels
• Stiffen the necks, creating more direct energy transfer to the trucks
• Create an ergonomic lock, letting you know where you are by feel and giving you strong leverage points to push against.

Variable Concave: Because the flares stiffen the necks they needed to create a variable concave to balance out the flex pattern. Tighter concave in the center of the board prevents the deck from folding at the center, while more subtle concave underfoot near the flares locks you in and feels yummy. This was inspired by the flex patterning explored for their snowboard, the Algernon.

Nose and Kick Tails: Minimal nose and tail kicks allow for enhanced maneuverability in tight quarters while also opening the door to exploring freestyle trickery. The kicks are reinforced with an additional layer of fiberglass for added stiffness and durability.

Specs:

Length: 38.4” (97.5 cm) Width: 8.6” (22 cm) Wheelbase: 28.25” (71.76 cm)

Performance:

Powerful Flex—Vertically laminated bamboo and fiberglass construction pair with a cambered profile and a variable concave for a lively and engaging ride. The cork bottom helps dampen out vibrations without compromising the liveliness.

User Friendly—Drop-through truck mounting positions the deck lower to the ground for easier, more efficient pushing and enhanced stability. Light weight and compact size make the Icarus intuitive and commuter friendly.

Shapely Curves—The right curves in the right places enhance rider ergonomics while contributing to a responsive and high-performance ride. Wheel well flares accommodate big wheels and improve turning leverage and control. Variable concave yields a consistent flex pattern while providing a variety of riding experiences based on foot placement.

Practical Kicks—Minimal nose and tail kicks help navigate city streets and open the door for freestyle trickery.

Flex:

The Icarus comes in two flexes to provide a variety of experiences based on rider weight and style.
Flex 1: 170-250+lbs / 75-115+kg
Flex 2: 100-200+lbs / 45-90+kg

A softer flex gives you more control and tighter turns at slower speeds and makes it easier to slide, but it tends to lose stability slightly at higher speeds. Stiffer flex means more energy potential, more stability at higher speeds, and greater durability under hard freestyle riding, but it will not be as forgiving and lively when cruising. As always, the flex ratings are recommendations. Try ‘em out and see what suits you.





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