Loaded Deck Sama Dervish (with grip)
Loaded Deck Sama Dervish (with grip) :
Loaded Dervish Sama Bamboo Longboard
Length: 42.88 / 109 cm
We launched the original Dervish in June of 2007. In 2006 we had shifted our entire line to bamboo, which opened the doors for us to create a flexy drop-through board. All previous drop-throughs were built as protos had eventually fractured due to stress on the oak cores.
The Dervish Sama gave us an opportunity to reexamine our current flex options. We found that even on the softest flex Dervish (flex 2), it was difficult for riders weighing less than 140 lbs to generate enough force to fully engage the decks flex during normal riding.
The introduction of a third, even softer flex allows lighter riders to more easily play with the cambered standing platform as they pump and carve, achieving a much more lively and comfortable riding experience.
Flex 1: 170-250+ lbs / 75-114+ kg
Flex 2: 100-185+ lbs / 45-84+ kg
Flex 3: 75-150+ lbs / 35-68+ kg
A softer flex rating will give you more control and tighter turns at slower speeds and make it easier to slide, but tends to lose stability at higher speeds. A stiffer flex provides more energy potential, is more stable at higher speeds, and holds up better to hard landings, but will not be as forgiving and lively when cruising.
A vertically laminated bamboo core is sandwiched between layers of triaxial fiberglass and a bamboo bottom veneer. The deck is pressed with concave and cambered curvatures to create a lively, responsive ride with high energy return.
Localized fiberglass reinforcement at the nose and tail kicks (spanning neck to tip) ensures strength under hard riding.
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