To test Loaded Boards’ “Overland”, we rolled out to the streets of Manhattan, New York and Long Beach, California. We tested it out with both traditional kingpin and reverse kingpin trucks along with some 65mm wheels.
The Loaded Overland is a directional, double-kick skateboard deck measuring in at 37” long and 9.375” wide. This deck is constructed with bamboo and fiberglass and features rocker, wheelwell flares, multiple mounting options, a textured TPU bottom and a strategically placed griptape pattern on the top. It’s even got a little bit of flex to put some spring in your step.
The deck’s unique surface texture and grip tape pattern made for easy gripping and grabbing, even in wetter conditions. The bamboo and fiberglass construction keeps this board light for its size, and the mild amount of flex keep it fun while pushing through the streets. And, of course, the kicktail and nose keep the ride interesting along the way.
As fun as the Overland is for smashing the streets, there are a couple things we think it could work on. The kicktail proportions felt a bit “off” compared to that of traditional street decks. We were able to make it work by adjusting our setup, but it did take some getting used to. The size of the deck over all might also be a bit large for riders under about 5’7″, but for riders above that it makes for a fun hillbomber, street slasher crossover deck! The flex also took some getting used to, but it kept it very fun for pushing, so we’re not too bummed.
The shape is rad and the light weight allows you to skate it for a long time without getting too tired. The flex keeps it lively and gives you a nice return of momentum with each push. This board is one of the most fun city-pushers we’ve ridden. We would absolutely love to see a smaller version of this deck in the future!
If you have any further questions hit us up at Wheelbasemag.com via our contact us drop-down tab, or visit LoadedBoards.com. From all of us here at Wheelbase, we’d like to thank you for viewing this Wheelbase Product Review for Loaded Boards’ “Overland”.
Skating: Seth “Hyposethis” Brown & Marcus “Bandiesel” Bandy
Filming: Jean “Can I be your intern?” Taeza, Ed “Edvice” Nieves & Aaron “Brrraaapppp” Hollebeke
Music: “Hot Knife Bootleg Remix” by Go Yama.