I've never felt more happy to leave a review about a business. Adam and Rich are an outstanding example of customer service. Very happy and will be purchasing all my equipment from here from now on. Love the board guys!!!!!
About this product
The Loaded Tan Tien pretty much revolutionised longboarding when it appeared a few years back. Small, light, flexy and nimble, it features small kicktails to allow a plethora of flips and dancing tricks.
The Tan Tien is a great alternative to a "mini cruiser," being small enough to lug around when you're not skating it, but not so small that there's not enough to stand on - which we find to be a common problem from a lot of our customers! Essentially it's a mini longboard.
The deck itself using a combination of bamboo and fibreglass, with extra glass reinforcement at the nose and tail to prevent too much damage. It's drop-through, and it'll fit pretty much any skate truck out there.
The glass and bamboo construction, pressed into the cambered "moustache" profile that you can see in the pictures, gives the board a springy, responsive flex. The Tan Tien is a great little board for pumping in and out of turns, with a lot of energy return.
You can choose your flex to suit your weight and riding style. If you're not sure which flex is best for you - get in touch and we'll help you make the right choice!
The Tan Tien is available in three flex options, and two stock complete builds. We suggest that you choose your flex based on your weight.
The Premium Complete is about as awesome a longboard setup as you could really want... Sabre Standard Trucks and fast-rolling Cult Emperors.
The Classic Complete gives you the full Loaded Carving Systems experience at a slightly more affordable price tag, with Sabre Standard Trucks and Cult Converter 70mm Wheels.
Both completes are built with Sabre ABEC7 bearings and finished off with Loaded's custom griptape job.
Please get in touch if you're not sure which one is right for you and we'll talk you through the options. We can also do custom completes with whatever wheels and trucks you want - get in touch if you want something special!
- Length: 39" / 99cm
- Width: 8.75" / 22.25cm
- Wheelbase (Inner Hole): 27" / 68.5cm
- Deck: 3.1 - 3.5lbs / 1.4-1.6kg
- Flex 1: 170-270+ lbs / 75-122+ kg
- Flex 2: 130-210+ lbs / 59-95+ kg
- Flex 3: 80-170+ lbs / 36-77+ kg
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I tend to worry a bit too much about things, so as I'm getting into longboarding I've been pestering Vandem with questions. They've always been very happy to help and explained things clearly to me through chatting and through they're awesome online guides! It's a business made with love and it shows.