What makes a drop deck longboard?

What makes a drop deck longboard?

What’s a drop-down longboard? As mentioned above, a drop-down longboard is a deck with a lowered standing platform between the trucks, due to the deck being curved near the mount points. A drop-down deck is also called a drop deck or a drop platform (or dropped platform).

Are drop deck longboards good for downhill?

They are great for cruising and carving and for most ride styles that keep you under 25 mph, while Drop Throughs have the trucks mounted through the deck. They are great for faster speed riding, downhill, and some long distance riding.

Do you need special trucks for drop through?

You don’t need specific trucks for a drop-through – it’s the deck that’s special. Drop-through decks have a hole cut where the truck goes, and usually feature big cutouts for the wheels to avoid wheelbite.

Can you longboard dance on a drop deck?

There are also drop-through dancing longboards, however – like the Dervish Sama in this list. Drop-through decks typically offer good stability for dancing as they ride low to the ground.

Can you do tricks on a drop down longboard?

Longboard Tricks for Drop-Through Boards Drop-through longboards are usually a bit cheaper, have shorter tails, and a small platform which makes longboard tricks more difficult. Although, that doesn’t mean they are impossible!

What are longboard decks made of?

Longboard decks are typically made from plywood: anywhere from two to eleven layers, each of usually 2 millimeters (0.079 in) in thickness, composed of birch, bamboo, maple, koa, or oak wood.

What is a drop through board?

Drop Through Longboards. A drop through longboard has a cutout in the deck, allowing the base-plates of the trucks to be mounted through the deck. This puts the longboard deck closer to the ground and this the lowered platform allows for greater stability at high speeds. Great for freeride and all round longboarders.

What is a double dropped longboard?

Double drop longboards are an amalgamated advanced design derived from drop-through decks and drop decks. Simply put, they combine the strengths of both the drop decks and drop through in a single package while doing away with each design’s flaws.