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Loaded Dervish Longboard Complete
The Dervish is a simple and elegant board that is carefully engineered. This flexible bamboo based board has incredible flex making it easy to pump and smooth to ride. The Dervish is a heavy carving board perfect for every rider.
Trucks: Paris 180's
Orangatang In Heat Purple Wheels 75mm/83a
Bearings: MAX Abec 5
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16 of 16 found the following review helpful:
A Subtle BeastMar 19, 2010
By Nathaniel C. Moffat
The Dervish is a subtle beast. At first, I thought "nice board, nice flex," but I didn't quite get what all the fuss was about. Five minutes later, I'm starting to feel it. Ten minutes later, I'm flicking in and out of carves with knees and ankles rather than leaning and creaking into carves. And after an hour, another pleasant surprise: my legs aren't doing the aching-and-shaking thing that tells you to call it quits, and my feet haven't gone numb from vibration.
A lot of reviewers on a certain longboard site rate the Dervish a 4 or 5 (out of 5) for stability. They are confusing controllability with stability. The Dervish is controllable and precise in spades. It's a finely-tuned carving instrument that flicks and weaves with small inputs. But stable? Please. Stability is the enemy of maneuverability. Yes, a long wheelbase and low center of gravity add stability, but mad flex and loose trucks make sure it's a party right up to a 30-mph sanity check. As a wise man once said, "You want stable? You buy horse. Or speed board."
That said, the board's limits aren't sudden or scary, but progressive (Being an idiot, I felt the need to find them). Somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 mph, my attention was about 80% on trying to keep the board under my feet and about 20% on looking for a place to bail. This is Dervish for "You want faster? Really?"
Yeah, it might be more than you've ever spent on a longboard, but give it a half hour and you'll be so hooked you won't let any of your dumb friends near it.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
AmazingAug 29, 2009
By PETER Westermann
This board has changed my life. I used to skateboard quite a bit when I was kid, and a good friend of mine recently got me into longboarding. He knew about the Dervish and kept reiterating that it was the best one you could buy. I took him up on his word and took the plunge, there is no doubt the price is somewhat high so it can definitely be a barrier.
However, there is no doubt that this board is worth every penny and more. Once your feet get to know this board it is one of the best sensations I've ever experienced. The board bends and flexes so much it makes riding on most cement surfaces seem like gliding on a cloud thanks to how much dissipation the design offers.
Thanks to this board I rarely drive my car anymore, because riding this board is basically like driving a mini Bentley under your feet. Buy this board!!
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Best longboard I've ridden.Jul 08, 2009
By A. Gilbert
I've owned many sector nine longboards, and I've ridden my friends flexdex board, which is fun... but nothing compares to this board. The drop through trucks and cut outs make this board AMAZING for carving and easy sliding, and the boards is just flexy enough that it will give you back enough energy return with it... while maintaining enough stability for you to jump around with tigerclaws and body varials and do some dancing moves too. This board runs great with Paris or Randal trucks, and i would recommend any BigZig wheels... just decide what style of riding you want and get the right duro for that. Anyway, my point is, this board is a great all around board. BUT if you're looking to do more specific styles of riding... like strictly dancing.. i would look into a loaded dancer or a LBL dancer (that ones cheaper and just as good as the loaded one)... but if you want a great all around board that you can take with you almost everywhere.... buy this board!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
My brother's Dervish changed my life tooSep 08, 2009
By James Westerman
I am the brother of the previous reviewer, Peter Westermann. Like Peter, I skated quite a bit as a kid, but have long since abandoned it.
Recently, my brother started getting me into longboarding, and wouldn't stop talking about this amazing longboard he just bought called the Dervish. Naturally, I was intrigued, and after stepping onto his for the first time I knew I had to get one. It felt exactly the way he described it: like gliding on a cloud.
I have since then gotten my own Dervish, and no, it's not cheap, but it is definitely worth every penny. In fact, I wonder why they don't sell them for more.
Get a Dervish -- you won't regret it.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
MUST BUY!!Jul 25, 2011
This board is amazing and I have no regrets purchasing this board. This was my first longboard and the reviews looked promising but I wasn't sure. But once I have received the board I am sure I made the right choice. THIS BOARD KICKS ASS! This has to be the nicest board I have ever ridden and I am loving it!
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