Icarus

Loaded pioneered the flexible dropthru board with the Dervish in 2007 and the Tan Tien in 2010. Weve returned to our carving roots using many of the things learned over the past few years from our freeride boards, downhill boards, and our snowboard (with design cues from bacon). Combining wheel flares, cork, a balanced flex pattern and novel manufacturing methods, the Icarus is a milestone in our exploration of the soulful carving experience.

Complete: 6.5 lbs (2.9 kg) w/Fat Frees, 7.4 lbs (3.4 kg) w/Kegels

Powerful FlexVertically laminated bamboo and fiberglass construction pair with a cambered profile and a variable concave for a lively and engaging ride. The cork bottom helps dampen out vibrations without compromising the liveliness.

User FriendlyDrop-through truck mounting positions the deck lower to the ground for easier, more efficient pushing and enhanced stability. Light weight and compact size make the Icarus intuitive and commuter friendly.

Shapely CurvesThe right curves in the right places enhance rider ergonomics while contributing to a responsive and high-performance ride. Wheel well flares accommodate big wheels and improve turning leverage and control. Variable concave yields a consistent flex pattern while providing a variety of riding experiences based on foot placement.

Practical KicksMinimal nose and tail kicks help navigate city streets and open the door for freestyle trickery.

The Icarus: Because sometimes you need to fly too high.

For a complete skateboard choose one option from each pull down below. For a deck only, just choose from the deck pull down.

Paris V2 180mm, 50 (Black Matte – Gold Accents )

Bear Grizzly 181mm 52 (Black/Black)

Atlas Ultralight 180mm, 48 RKP (Black Matte)

Orangatang 80mm Kegel (83a, purple) w/soft Otang Nipple bushings & custom washer configuration

Orangatang 80mm Kegel (80a, orange) w/soft Otang Nipple bushings & custom washer configuration

Orangatang 75mm In Heat (80a, orange)

Orangatang 75mm In Heat (83a, purple)

Orangatang 75mm In Heat (86a, yellow)

Orangatang 75mm Durian (80a, orange)

Orangatang 75mm Durian (83a, purple)

Orangatang 75mm Durian (86a, yellow)

Orangatang 73mm The Cage (80a, orange)

Orangatang 73mm The Cage (83a, purple)

Orangatang 73mm The Cage (86a yellow)

Orangatang 72.5mm Moronga (86a, yellow)

Orangatang 70mm 4President (80a, orange)

Orangatang 70mm 4President (83a, purple)

Orangatang 70mm 4President (86a, yellow)

Orangatang 70mm Stimulus (80a, orange)

Orangatang 70mm Stimulus (83a, purple)

Orangatang 70mm Stimulus (86a, yellow)

Orangatang 69mm The Kilmer (80a, orange)

Orangatang 69mm The Kilmer (83a purple)

Orangatang 69mm The Kilmer (86a, yellow)

Orangatang 66mm The Keanu (80a, orange)

Orangatang 66mm The Keanu (83a, purple)

Orangatang 66mm The Keanu (86a, yellow)

Orangatang 65mm Fat Free (80a, orange)

Orangatang 65mm Fat Free (83a, purple)

Orangatang 65mm Fat Free (86a, yellow)

Orangatang 62mm Skiff (80a, orange)

Orangatang 62mm Skiff (83a, purple)

Orangatang 62mm Skiff (86a, yellow)

Bearings, bearing spacers, hardware

Loaded Jehu V2 bearings (with integrated spacers), and Loaded Hardware

If youd prefer to assemble the board yourself, please check here.

Paris V2 180 / 50 Trucks

80mm Kegels (80a, orange) Wheels

Soft Orangatang Nipple bushings (orange)

Paris V2 180 / 50 Trucks

75mm Durian (80a, orange) Wheels

Bearings, bearing spacers, hardware

The Icarus is super fun on big wheels (thats why we pick 80mm Kegels on our Go-To Setup). But if you prefer a little more slide in your ride, we recommend the 75mm Durians: big, fat, and cushy wheels with the perfect balance of grippiness and driftability for slashy all-around urban riding. – Dusty

Paris V2 180 / 50 Trucks

70mm Stimulus (83a, purple) Wheels

Trucks, wheels and risers? See ourLoaded Setup Matrix. These are the setups we recommend. Looking for a specific setup you dont see here? Contact us r (310) 839-1800, ext 1 and well get you rolling!

The shape of the Icarus echoes the elegantly utilitarian outline popularized by the Dervish and Tan Tien. Its mid-sized length and wheelbase strike a balance between stability and maneuverability, accommodating a (slightly-wider-than-) shoulder-width stance for most riders. Straight rails along the standing platform ensure torsional stability, while full-figured cutouts at the tips allow for deep turns without wheelbite.

The cambered profile pairs with the bamboo core and epoxy/fiberglass skins (as well as the concaves and wheel flares) to create an active suspension with ungodly energy return. Pump away!

Flared wheel wells do three things for the Icarus:

Increase wheel clearance, allowing for larger wheels

Stiffen the necks, creating more direct energy transfer to the trucks

Create an ergonomic lock, letting you know where you are by feel and giving you strong leverage points to push against

Because the flares stiffen the necks we needed to create a variable concave to balance out the flex pattern. Tighter concave in the center of the board prevents the deck from folding at the center, while more subtle concave underfoot near the flares locks you in and feels yummy. This was inspired by the flex patterning explored for our snowboard, the Algernon.

Minimal nose and tail kicks allow for enhanced maneuverability in tight quarters while also opening the door to exploring freestyle trickery. The kicks are reinforced with an additional layer of fiberglass for added stiffness and durability.

A softer flex gives you more control and tighter turns at slower speeds and makes it easier to slide, but it tends to lose stability slightly at higher speeds. Stiffer flex means more energy potential, more stability at higher speeds, and greater durability under hard freestyle riding, but it will not be as forgiving and lively when cruising. As always, our flex ratings are recommendations. Try em out and see what suits you.

We recommend 180mm or 10 trucks (Paris, Bear, Gullwing Charger, etc.) for the Icarus.

When setting up trucks we recommend using a 1/16 shock pad between the baseplate and the deck as well as washers between the nuts and the deck.

With proper setup (larger bushings), the Icarus is designed to accommodate 80mm wheels without wheelbite. Our go-to setup is the Orangatang Kegels with Paris and soft (orange) Nipple bushings with a flat washer on the board side and a large cupped washer (the ones that come standard on the Paris 180s) on the road side.

A wider race-style wheel is ideal for maintaining roll speed and traction through hard carves, pumping, and long-distance pushing. A 70-75mm freeride wheel will provide a well-rounded balance of grip and drift for a more slide-friendly riding style.

Riders leaning towards freestyle and aggressive freeriding may prefer a smaller, lighter wheel in the 65-70mm+ range.

Drawing from Greek Mythology, this board takes its name from Icarus, whose master-craftsman father Daedalus built the Labyrinth for King Minos to imprison the Minotaur. After Daedalus himself was imprisoned by Minos, he created two pairs of wax and feather wings for himself and Icarus to use in escaping the island of Crete. Despite his fathers warning to follow his flight path, Icarus found himself captivated by the thrill of flight and ascended too high into the sky. The suns heat melted the wax in his wings, causing him to fall into the sea.

Moral of the story? Get better wings.

Epoxy and triaxial fiberglass sandwich a 5-part vertically laminated bamboo core, pressed into concave and convex cambers for liveliness, responsiveness and high energy potential. Drop-through cutouts are CNC milled for precision.

Biscuits and Gravy: To achieve the dramatic wheel well contours without cracking the core, we developed biscuit inserts. We machine out the cores in areas of extreme curvature (where the wild wheel flares are) and drop in four separate bamboo biscuits in order to mitigate the stresses. The five resulting cores are bonded together using our proprietary, high performance epoxy and sandwiched between triaxial glass skins to create this curvaceous beast.

An extra layer of fiberglass is applied on the nose and tail for additional rigidity in the kicks.