Loaded Tarab II Dancing Longboard

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Loaded Tarab II Dancing Longboard

"Let the rhythm move you" with the brand new and long-awaited Loaded Tarab II!

Loaded have been at the forefront of longboard dancing since 2008 and a new deck release is always something exciting. The Tarab II is no exception!

At 47" long this is a real dancer, but thanks to the lightweight bamboo and basalt construction, it's not too bulky to get up into the air for your snappier, flippier freestyle shenanigans. The wheelbase has been shortened up since the original Tarab which helps further - the tails are a little bigger and a lot more functional!

Are you a lighter rider, or like it really flexy? The Flex 2 is the one for you - with a thinner bamboo topsheet and livelier pop. If you want a bit more stability and stiffness, the Flex 1 is your option.

A descendent of the orginal Loaded Dancer, this is a board that sits as close to the heart of longboard dancing as it gets, and yet is technically on another level to those first boards. Now featuring rocker to keep you locked into your steps and slides, as well as reinforced nose and tail, and pre-milled wheelwells to offer the benefits of a full composite bottom sheet. Not to mention that it's glued together with some of the more eco-friendly resin available in the world today.

They've really thought about this one - in fact, they've been thinking about it for some time now! There's only one to see what the hype is about...

From Loaded themselves:

"The Tarab II deepens our roots and seeks to advance modern longboard dancing through thoughtful design and material evolution. Ideal for riders who want a versatile and well-rounded platform for surfy boardwalking lines, smooth freestyle trickery, and everything in between. Move around. Find your flow.

Functional Design: Rocker, concave, symmetrical shape, mellow kicktails, grab rails, and purposeful griptape combine to form an elegantly ergonomic platform for flowy footwork and the most frenetic freestyle dancing. Wheel wells are pre-milled into the core prior to pressing, allowing for increased wheel clearance while maintaining the strength and finish benefits of full composite construction.

Light, Damp and Durable: Bamboo and basalt construction keeps the Tarab II lightweight, lively, and durable. We relocated the vibration-damping cork to the bottom layer and added a bamboo top veneer for a slicker surface for pirouettes and other dancing moves. We added another layer of basalt reinforcement in the nose and tail for significantly improved wear resistance and even more pop. Stronger and better than ever.

Versatile Variations: Available in two distinct flexes. Flex 1 features a thicker bamboo top veneer for added stiffness and damping. Flex 2 is slightly lighter and noticeably more lively. Both flexes feature two updated wheelbase options to accommodate a variety of riding preferences (the new outer setting is equivalent to the previous inner setting on the original Tarab).

Super Sap: Bio-based epoxy by Entropy Resins. Uses bio-based materials from industrial waste streams such as tree sap to replace petroleum content and reduce the carbon footprint of the epoxy from manufacturing. We've worked closely with Entropy to enhance every major performance characteristic of the resin. Better for the planet, even more fun.

Graphics: We created the original Tarab’s graphics in collaboration with artist Will Scobie to convey the fluidity of longboard dancing and the euphoric experience defined in its namesake. Loaded ambassador and Dock Session founder Lotfi Lamaali was heavily involved in the design and development of both iterations of the Tarab. For the Tarab II, we built upon the original graphic while further exploring the influence of Lotfi’s Moroccan cultural background."

We're building these up as two options, both completes are finished off Loadeds own logo griptape pattern.

We can also do custom completes with whatever wheels and trucks you want - get in touch if you want something special!

Loaded Tarab II Dancing Longboard: Precision Complete Spec

Loaded Tarab II Dancing Longboard: Elite Complete Spec

About as tasty as a longboard dancer setup comes… first class components put together to offer a responsive and nimble complete for such a long board. 

Loaded Tarab II Dancing Longboard: Pro Complete Spec

The Tarab II Pro complete gives you a full Loaded Longboards complete at a more affordable price. She'll be happy bouncing back and forth on one or two legs, the smaller diameter wheels will be quickly back up to speed after you bring the board back under your feet. Value bearings will get you rolling just fine, just give them a clean if you happen to find yourself dancing in the rain.

Loaded Tarab II Dancing Longboard: Loaded Recommended Complete Spec

Loaded's recommended setup comes ready for the hottest dance moves with Paris V3 180 Black, Fat Free 86A 65mm wheels, and Loaded's own Jehu bearings. 

If you would like other wheel colours or an entirely custom setup, get in touch!

Length 47.0" / 119.4cm See similar length boards
Width 9.5" / 24.1cm See similar width boards
Wheelbase Adjustment Yes
Wheelbase 30.5" / 77.5cm - 31.25" / 79.4cm See boards with a similar wheelbase
Nose Length - longest wheelbase 7.875" / 20.0cm
Tail Length - longest wheelbase 7.875" / 20.0cm
Truck Mounting Topmount
Deck Flex Flexy
Concave Mild Concave
Deck construction Bamboo, Fibreglass
Profile Double kick, Rocker
Wheel Wells Cnc Wheel Wells

Is the Elite setup worth the extra £15?

For only an extra £15, you can upgrade the "Pro" setup to the "Elite" Level build.

The Elite setup is a pretty heavy wheel and bearing upgrade over the Pro.

You get Sabre Built-In Labyrinth Bearings - fully shielded, easy to clean, with built in bearing spacers. They roll faster and last longer than the Pro level metal shielded ABEC5 bearings.

The Elite complete also includes Cult Chronicle 65mm Longboard Wheels White (Stoneground), poured from a higher grade urethane. Premium urethane rolls fater, lasts longer, and generally injects a whole new level of life into the board - once you've skated decent wheels, you won't want anything else!

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Less obvious is the wheel upgrade. Your extra £15 gets you a set of Cult Chronicle over the Pro build's Cult Nova. Apart from the obvious size difference, the Cult Chronicle are poured from a higher grade of urethane - an invisible difference that you will immediately notice as soon as you push the board off.

Just like the bearings, the wheel upgrade makes your board roll faster and last longer - what's not to like??

If you look at the SRP difference of these components and add them together you'll see that the upgrade from Pro to Elite represents serious value - trust us, it's well worth it.

Coupled with this, we've noticed that almost everyone who makes it into our shop ends up with an Elite setup - the value is clear once you have the board in your hands!

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How about the Precision build?

If you're ready to skate the best setup out there the best of the best, step it up to the Precison Build!

For an extra £55, you get a wheel upgarde to a set of super fast Cult Nova 60mm Longboard Wheels White, adding even more roll speed. Bearings are the same as the Elite build, but with a set of Sabre Forged Precision Mk3s.

Given that a set of these trucks would normally set you back £180, that's a serious value for a serious setup!

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Useful Extra Info

Customise your ride!

We can change the truck bushings on this board to suit your weight and riding style!

This way your board will come set up perfectly for you, straight out of the box.

Just refer to the table below and make your choice as you add to cart!

Rider weightBushing Hardness
10 - 50kgsExtra Soft
50 - 72kgsSofter
72 - 90kgsStock Setup
90 - 104kgsHarder
104 - 120kgsExtra Hard
Skateboard Bushings

Some other things to consider...

  • If in doubt - go softer! Turnier boards are easier to balance on, and a lot more fun to skate.
  • If you are "between hardnesses," we would recommend the softer option. So for example, for a 73kg rider, "Soft" rather than "Stock Setup" might be a better choice. Get in touch if you're not sure!
  • if you want a very turny board - say for a dancing longboard - then it's worth going one stop softer than you otherwise would do. Watch out for wheelbite though!
  • Likewise, if you want a board for downhill speed, then go up a step harder than the weight table suggests.
  • You do have a bit of adjustment in the truck's kingpin nut, but we would suggest that if you have more than two threads showing then it's time to go to a harder bushing.
  • If you already have a board (or some trucks!) and you would like to change your bushings to suit your weight, check out our truck/bushing compatability chart!

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