The Pantheon Tandava is a mid-sized dancer longboard featuring clean lines, a comfortable platform and flex, and a flowing shape that assists in its durability. After experimenting with numerous “stock” molds, we came to the conclusion that we simply could not make just another dancer board. Our board needed to be built differently from the ground up, even if those differences were nuanced and often overlooked by the rider. That alone is a sign of a great design and is part of the mantra of Pantheon Longboards. Nuance and ergonomics are at the core of what we are, and when something is built ergonomically, the features melt into the foot. This is what you will feel (or not, right? That’s the idea!) with the Pantheon Tandava.
One thing many dancer longboards tend to suffer from is durability issues. Many boards get beefed up around the rails at one of the “hot spots” around the deck, often near the wheel well. This is because designers are shaping the decks in such a way that the board has specific spots that it tends to land on over and over and over again–almost like a “swell-bow” on your arm just sticks out and just can’t help but to be landed on every time you go down. The Tandava is a dancer longboard that was built from the ground up, with a mold that specifically works with the shape to avoid these hot spots, so that the board can wear more evenly over time.
Combine our carefully shaped longboard dancing platform with a hard Canadian maple core protected by fiberglass and our curly “Black Root” veneer, and you’ve got a heck of a strong board that will outlast many of its competitors without going over the top in more costly construction techniques. This allows us to do more with less, and you can get an equally lasting board out of a lower cost.
Definitely not to be overlooked, the Tandava dancer features a very comfortable dancing platform with a low concave that ever-so-gradually increases toward the tip and tail until it reaches a bowl-shaped nose and tail kick. This kick is crazy comfortable for manuals and provides a killer board feel with kicking the board up and doing aerial maneuvers. Set this board up with some flowy 180mm, 50-degree trucks and lightweight wheels as we have here with the 180mm Paris trucks and Seismic’s mango Tantrum wheels, and then turn on some jams and let the music and this beautiful Tandava dancer longboard move you!