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Loaded Bamboo Vanguard 38" and 42" Longboard Skateboard Complete
Loaded Bamboo Vanguard 38" and 42" Longboard Skateboard Complete

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  • Length:38.00/42.00
  • Width:8.50
  • Wheelbase:31.50" - 35.00"
  • Construction:Bamboo/Fiberglass
  • Concave:Flat
  • Flex:Flexy
  • Cruising
  • Freeride
  • Downhill
  • Push
  • Sliding

How It Shreds:


The Loaded Vanguard longboard is an amazing board for surf-style cruising and carving. Loaded has an amazing line up of carving boards with serious dancing potential. Skate like a surfer with this beautiful longboard! The Loaded Vanguard has quite a bit of flex and offers multiple flex options for full rider customization. It has a nice amount of camber as well to counter the flex so that when you ride the board levels out to be nice and flat. We have been fans of the Loaded Vanguard since it’s early days and still use it for getting around to this day. We even have some old oak ones lying around that we will never get rid of! Basically this board is a blast and you have to check it out!


Recommended Components:


-Paris 180mm Trucks

-Orangatang 80a 70mm 4 Presidents Wheels

-Bones Reds Bearings

Practically indestructible and more Loaded than ever. These lively bamboo composite boards offer the finest ride legally available and are the most popular longboards we sell.

Advanced technology, innovative design and a commitment to using only the finest ingredients have led to this amazing evolution in longboarding. With symmetrical shape and stance for a balanced center of gravity, as well as the ability to weigh and un-weigh the deck through turns for control and efficient energy generation, these performance downhill boards will change the way you experience topography. Made in USA!

Flex Choices: The Vanguard is currently available in four flexes. Check out the flex drop menu above to determine the most appropriate board for your stance weight and style.

  1. Flex 1: 42” 175-230+ lbs.
  2. Flex 2: 42” 150-210 lbs.
  3. Flex 3: 38” 150-200 lbs.
  4. Flex 4: 38” 120-170 lbs.

Keep in mind that a softer flex pattern will give you more control and tighter turns at a wide range of speeds, but tend to lose stability slightly at higher speeds. Stiffer flex means more energy potential and more stability at higher speeds, but will not be as forgiving and lively when cruising.

Loaded Bamboo Vanguard 38" and 42" Longboard Skateboard Complete



Quick Overview

This is a great board for cruising, carving, and dancing!
Current Set-Up
Loaded Bamboo Vanguard 42" Longboard Skateboard Deck - Flex 1

42 Inch Flex 1 (175-230+ lbs)

Paris 180mm Longboard Trucks - Silver V2

Paris 180mm - Silver V2

Dano's Downhills Longboard Wheels 70mm 78a

Dano's Downhills 70mm 78a - Amber

Daddies Board Shop ABEC 7 Skateboard Bearings


The board comes fully assembled and ready to ride at no extra charge. If you want to assemble the board yourself, we send you all the hardware you need.
If the board is to be used for all-around riding or getting around town, spacers are NOT needed. Spacers sit between the bearings in the wheel and provide additional stability for more advanced riding.
Risers and shock pads, while not required to enjoy your ride, are a great way to give your board more wheel clearance and remove unwanted vibrations from the road.
Used to keep the bolts on your board nice and tight and/or to assemble the board.
Lubricant and cleaning kits are used to keep the bearings in the wheels turning quickly and smoothly; if this is your first board, these upgrades are not necessary. Make sure you love to ride first!
a bit high
A great cruising board- Its a bit hard to push... and a bit tooo springy.
I loved this board, it was my 2nd and it was just amazing. I sold it because I was getting a car, but I'm looking to buy another since its the summer comin up and seriously considering this one again.
I like it
I like to ride on the board
i like it
Fantastic! Love this board!
It is the most fluid, agile board I've ever ridden. Recommend to all skaters!
Great board
2 of my friends have this board and it's awesome. Fantastic for downhill riding. The new design looks sick also.
This is THE board
A lot of guys say this is a speed board, however that is incorrect. While a skilled rider should be able to handle this board at fairly high speed, if you are getting it at a proper flex, it will start to actually flex at higher speeds, and it does tend to go a bit crazy on ditches. It is silly to get this board stiff, as the real ability lies in it;s synergistic bending which actually increases the trucks turn radius as it flexes. This board paired with Paris trucks is possibly the best board I have ever used. This board has also given me more injuries than any board I own, because it is a pissy little thing, and tends to slide VERY easily if you pump it with harder wheels. The comment on the 78a is true, Don't use them, they will not hold right, and you will fly. The 81a seems to grip to everything just fine with these boards, probably because of the lessened stress that the flex puts on the wheels. Lastly, after a year, the grip can be easily removed from this board by rubbing old grip tape or sandpaper against it, then it is easy to re-grip, because the stock grip does wear.
Loaded fun all day!
I got the vanni(loaded vanguard) in July. I've been shredding it up north. I have Paris 180s and fat free otangs. I love my board more then the new halo and my xbox combined! I say it's only 4 stars because I havE a lot of trouble jut trying to make it shuv it. Downside, no tail.
i got this board used from my friend and it was beat up but is still the best board i have ever owned i bomb small hills and parking garages and all my friends are jealous cuz im having so much fun and their getting bored
Awesome longboard!
I had a sector nine pintail but then i decided i wanted to learn how to slide and i also wanted to carve hard. This board is Amazing! Thanks Daddies! I love my vanguard want to carve and do some sliding? Buy this board!
Worth the money
I love this board! I told my friends about it and they all got the vanguards too. I highly recommend this board
love mine i got the 38inch with 52* randal and 70s flashback.only downside for me is the grip, but can easily be replaced
such a sick board
The Vanguard is a seriously insane board. It can do pretty much anything, except the flex makes for a tricky ride at 45+ mph. I use mine mostly for sliding and garage riding, or just pumping around town and cross-stepping. The flex is very responsive and paired with some stiff bushings you can make a very good pumper out of this board. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a very active ride.
Great Board I love It
This board is excellent on carving sliding and pretty much anything but downhill gets a little harder because of speed wobbles But its not that bad just tighten up the bushings a little. This board is definitly worth the money I got six of my friends to get this board. But in like a year or so the grip on the board wears off since its sprayed on you will need to sand it of untill smooth 100 grit will do the job. Apply the new grip tape in 3 inch sections so it wont effect the flex thats what I did and it worked great.
One of the best borads.
This board is the smoothest ride I have a had in a long time. It's light, flexible, and will fly down any hill with ease. My only complaint is that the spray grip that it cam with wear down to fast, but a couple strips of grip tape fixed it up just fine. Best board ever and I recommend it to everyone!
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Here's the guarantee: if we don't ship out within one business day, we will give you 10% off your order. See here for details.

The readers of Concrete Wave, the leading longboard publication, generously named Daddies the best online longboard shop of 2012. And we didn’t even have to bribe them!

Daddies has a few other feathers in its cap. We have been an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company in the United States for the last three years and a Portland Business Journal Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Company for the past five years (our home is in Portland, Oregon). Our goal with all of this fast growth is clear: world domination! Well, that and being in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest fingernails.

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This month, all orders over $19.95 get the newest sticker of the month. This month's sticker, by artist Ryan Flowers, goes out to all the city slashers and street cruisers out there who work up a sweat on the regs pushing home to chomp some dinner.

As always, every order will come with two free classic Daddies stickers at no cost. We know... we're sweet.


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