Tan Tien Update: The latest iteration of the Tan Tien features a new engineered wood bottom veneer and a new grip design.
The Tan Tien blends carve-oriented longboarding with advanced trick riding. A flexible deck, drop-through truck mounts and usable kicks allows the Tan Tien to pack a lot into a relatively small package. The complex contours create a super responsive board that allows for increased confidence when leaning into turns, popping tricks, and powering through slides.
Lines are fluid. Directions are malleable.
The updated grip design and bottom veneer (Dec. 2016) reference the history of the Tan Tien and its conceptual underpinnings. It’ll also make your home smell of many leather bound books.
An amalgamation of technical design, aesthetics, and premium performance; the Tan Tien manifests the desire to develop new tricks and engage new riding styles. From its foot-locking concave, drop-thru truck mounting and pumpable camber to its responsive nose and tail kicks; the Tan Tien blends carve oriented longboarding with advanced trick riding. Pregripped with an aggressive black griptape designed to provide a locked-in feel and maximum coverage, while at the same time retaining the board's intended flex characteristics. Quick and agile, with a 27" wheel base (inner hole) and a 8.75" width.
Epoxy and Tri-axle fiberglass sandwich a vert-lam Bamboo core, pressed into concave and convex cambers as well as nose and tail kicks. The nose and tails are reinforced with an extra layer of fiberglass for added stiffness and strength without compromising the responsiveness and energy of the central camber. DropThru cutouts are CNC milled for precision. This is the most complex board Loaded has built to date.
Flex 1 (up to 270 lbs)
Flex 2 (130-210+ lbs)
Flex 3 (80-170+ lbs)
Paris 180s Trucks (black)
70mm 80A Orangatang Stimulus Wheels (orange) * Wheels may vary*
Loaded JEHU Performance Bearings
Black Grip Tape