Not only was the product exactly what I wanted but the staff at Vandem longboards are nothing short of exceptional! I accidentally ordered one truck only and Adam held my order and emailed me to make sure I only wanted one as it is an uncommon purchase. After a quick phonecall I realised I needed two and he amended the order for me and threw some awesome stickers in the box. I'll be coming back to buy a new deck soon, would recommend.
About this product
If you want a longboard that turns and carves like crazy - look no further!
The Lush Longboards Samba is a unique setup that's designed to feel like a snowboard or surfboard. It's so different to everything else that it's almost "not a longboard!"
Built around low-angle Sabre forged baseplates "dropped up" into the deck, the Samba is all about lean. It has a very tight turning radius for it's size, and you can really crank it over as you would on a wave or in the powder.
It's a very thin, light and flexy deck, using Lush's "X-Flex" composite construction for maximum energy return out of carves.
Due to it's super-low ride height and mad truck angle/setup, this board is amazing for standup slides. Even the grippiest wheels will feel very controllable sideways!
The Elite Complete is without a doubt the leaniest, carviest longboard ever!! It's built with Sabre's fully Forged Race Trucks, and Sabre X-Type SuperCarve Bushings. Sabre's new Forged Hanger adds even more lean to this already crazy turny setup, so it ships with the grippiest wheels out there - the legendary Cult 73A Rapture.
This really is quite a step up in terms of turn performance, grip and board feel compared to your average carving setup - we really recommend that you step up to this setup if you can! Stop by the shop and have a roll on our demo one if you need convincing...
The Samba Elite comes all built up and ready to shred,gripped with regular griptape, and uses Sabre Trucks Built-In Race Bearings.
- Length: 35.5" / 90cm
- Width: 9.25" / 23.5cm
- Wheelbase: 28.5" / 72.4cmTail3.3cm / 8.4cm
- Construction: 6ply 100% Canadian Maple with X-Flex
- ProfileAngled: Drop Down with Flushmount
More info at lushlongboards.com
Samba X Flex
After a long period of not skating in any form I decided it was about time to get back in to it. Gone are the days of skating bowls etc as it just hurts too much. Bought the X Flex as I’ve previously had a Lush longboard which was great but for me this new one is amazing. Just what I wanted and from ordering through to riding the Lush experience has been faultless... cheers guys!
Great piece of kit, such a nice feel on the flat or coming down a hill...the closest I can get to a surfboard!
Lush Longboards Samba X-Flex Elite Complete
Excellent service, excellent board. I'm 53 years old and have only been on a skateboard twice in my adult life. I bought a skateboard elsewhere and I had fun riding it but after an hour it developed a squeak so I Googled this problem and came across Vandem Longboards and the rest is history. I could not stop reading their website. I thought to myself these guys have everything you could want for skateboarding so I went down to the shop a couple of days later. I explained what I wanted in a board and was advised of 3 options but I knew which one I wanted as I could not stop looking at it. It's a fantastic, brilliant, out of this world ride. Now, all I want to do is ride the thing. I rode around to my brothers last night to show him. He had a go down the pavement and said he's getting one too, so he bought one last night. I cannot say this enough, riding the board is addictive. The guys at the shop are fantastic and they know their stuff. We need to buy from shops like these because we are all trying to save a few quid here and there but this sort of shop will disappear and with them the advice and customer care will go too. I would rather pay a very small amount more at shops like these and get good honest advice than save a few quid by going to a chain store or online from people who have no idea. If you're looking for a board, experienced rider or not, you need to check these guys out. The wife will be down once the baby is born so see you then! Thanks dudes, JP
Out of the box it looks outrageous, low and mean, with crazy wide wheels. I'm 41 and skated (badly) when I was in my early teens. Having bought a beginner board for my 4 year old and living in a great place for boarding, I thought why not do this properly? Adam recommended the samba X-Flex after a DStreet pintail didn't quite work out for me. First ride on the Samba I thought I'd made a mistake as it just veered off the path with the slightest lean as it's so flexy and loose. A little persistence though and soon it feels natural and I'm discovering how hard you can corner this thing and it doesn't blink an eye. Pumping and carving are great and the cult raptures hang on and roll fast and so smooth. Interested in dancing so looking at the Legend now.
Samba X Flex
After speaking with you guys on the phone it was obvious you know what your talking about, having now been out on my new Samba X Flex I think you captured what I was after as this thing certainly turns like nothing I have experienced before, even my reservations about the wheels being a bit wide and bit soft were completely unfounded as they roll well and grip with a very smooth ride. Very different sensation from any other skateboard I have ever tried. Just makes you grin riding it. Well done guys you smashed it!
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Super fast delivery! Amazing service and excellent product.