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The Loaded Icarus is all about carving. Loaded have been making carve boards for quite a few years now, and you can see all of their accumulated knowledge in this, their latest creation.
Featuring a fibreglass, bamboo and cork construction, the Icarus is pressed into a pretty funky 3D concave shape for maximum wheel clearance, a variable flex pattern, and awesome foot feel.
Like it's Sama, Dervish and Vanguard predecessors, the Loaded Icarus has a relatively long wheelbase for it's overall length. We like longer wheelbases here at Vandem, they just have a more soulful carving feeling compared to the shorter wheelbases on most of today's mini-cruisers and shorter longboards. As the trucks are close to the nose and tail, the Icarus is just about short and light enough to carry around when you're not skating it.
Although it's not the primary purpose of the Icarus, dancing, flips and shuvits are possible on this deck thanks to the small nose and tail kicks. As an all-round cruiser/carver/pumper, it's a very versatile deck.
The Icarus is available in two flex options. Get in touch if you're not sure which one is right for you and we'll do our best to help you out!
Check out the mini review of the Loaded Icarus on our blog!
Please note that this deck will not fit Sabre, Holey and Randal Trucks dropped-through. You can still topmount them if you want...
FAQ's for Loaded Longboards Icarus Deck Only
Q: Is the Icarus a good board for longboard dancing?
We'd actually steer you towards something with a bit more length and kicknose/tail if dancing is your thing. Dancing and tricks can de done on the Icarus, but we see it more as a dedicated carving/cruising setup. Have a look at the Loaded Tan Tein, Sama or Bhangra, or the Lush Symbian or Legend if dancing is your thing. If you just want to carve... this is a pretty sweet setup!
Q: What's with the huge drop-through holes on this deck?
Loaded use this unique drop through cutout on all their drop-through decks. It's much longer than other brands - we believe it helps with the flex pattern, reducing leverage on the truck baseplate by allowing for controlled torsional twist. It should fit pretty much any truck out there - apart from Sabres.