Loaded Boards · Dervish Sama

Freestyle · Freeride · Carving · Pumping · Dancing

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Have you ever wondered what’s up with the Loaded Boards “Dervish Sama”? Well you can stop wondering because Anastasija Židovlenkova · @nice_tea is kind enough to write down the results of her own experience with one of Loaded’s most enduring boards.

Background story

/ Dervish Sama / · Sama is the Sufi ceremony focusing on active meditation as a tool for the individual’s spiritual journey. The origin of this practice is credited to Rumi, a poet and founder of the Mevlevi order of “whirling dervishes“.

The Loaded Dervish Sama
Through Sama, the individual aims to ascend from the confines of thought to attain heightened maturity, perfection, and closeness to God.

Bamboo and fiberglass

Dervish Sama Construction
Bamboo and Fiberglass

Symmetrical drop through with kicks.

  • Length: 42.8″ · 109 cm
  • Width: 9″ · 22.9 cm
  • Wheelbase: 31.5″ · 80 cm
  • Decks weight only: 3.0 – 3.6 lbs · 1.4 – 1.6 kg

Comes in three flex ranges

  • Flex 1: 170-270+ lbs · 75-122+ kg
  • Flex 2: 100-185+ lbs · 45-84+ kg
  • Flex 3: 75-150+ lbs · 35-68+ kg
First impressions

Very flexible, it even gives you a little bit of trampoline feeling. Really low, what gives you a nice feeling on the turns.

Saying it
Saying it’s flexy
This is what I mean
This is what I mean
How long have you been using it?

4 years, from the first step on a longboard.

How often do you ride it? (What purpose, commuting, freestyling, freeriding, downhill etc)?

This is my the only one deck, so I ride it whenever I ride. I use it for dancing, freestyle and pumping. I tried to downhill with it, but you need to tighten up trucks really good before going down. Also tried to learn slides with Dervish and I would say it’s good, I just don’t really like to slide.

Best qualities

Low and flexy! It gives an amazing feeling!

What can be improved?

If something would be changed, it wouldn’t Dervish anymore, so I wouldn’t change anything!

The enduring Dervish Sama
Loaded Board’s – Dervish Sama
Why should I include it in my quiver (collection or arsenal)?

It’s multipurpose deck – you can do literally anything with it. And especially if you are a beginner and you don’t really know what kind of stuff do you want to do, with Dervish Sama you can try and, most important, enjoy everything!

Dervish Sama in the Rain
Chillin with Dervish Sama

Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of photos of the deck, it’s only my feet with it 😀 Sorry for that.

Orangatang Yellow Stimulus

Thank you Anastasija Židovlenkova · @nice_tea for giving us the break down to the finer points of Loaded Board’sDervish Sama“.