Atom Drop Through Longboard Review – Is It Worth the Money?

Introduction

Atom Longboards has been established back in 2005 and over the years they have really made quite a name for themselves. The company’s main goal is to provide to their customers with only the best longboards that money can buy. They claim to use raw materials with top notch quality to build their products, which are designed by longboard riders so that customers are getting what they truly want and need, and they cut down any costs that do not directly impact their buyers. Hence, no extravagant budgets for marketing, and no unnecessary sales team.

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Atom Drop Through – 41 Inch
41″
9.5″
78A
ABEC 9
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One of their many renowned longboard lines is the Drop Through line. This line of longboards is mainly famous for their riding downhill or even just casually around the area. The company boasts about their flexibility despite its superb build quality.

  • 9.5” wide deck on a 9 ply maple laminate
  • RKP Longboard trucks are 245mm axles with a 50 degree base
  • Wheels are 70mm in diameter and 51mm in width
  • Rubber shielded bearings rated 9 by ABEC
  • Durable coarse grit grip tape (81 grit)
  • 41 inches, around 8 pounds

Features of Drop Through Longboard:

A Deck to Drool Over

At the end of the day, the deck of the longboard is what makes or breaks it. With Atom’s Drop Through Longboard, there is no need to worry since the company has done an absolutely wonderful job! The deck itself is made out of high quality full maple laminate which is very durable, hence you won’t fear it breaking down after only a few rides. The laminate deck also ensures comfort as you are riding and stability.

Now you might wonder what goes behind the naming of this particular product. Atom Longboards specifically named it Drop Through Longboard due to the integration of drop through trucks which implies that the trucks attached at the top and are drop through, giving the wheels an axle. Drop Through trucks are great as it makes for a more stable board, however, this also means that you won’t be able to make any rapid turns. The wheels are constructed of urethane and measures 70mm in diameter with a width of 51mm. Due to the way it was made, the wheels are able to absorb vibrations while riding, allowing for you to have a smooth ride!

Superb Stability

As if we haven’t already gushed enough about it, this longboard has amazing stability. Having the drop through technology integrated brings about a lot of advantages. Firstly, the hardware is situated on top of the board instead of their usual place underneath, bring the board, and you for that matter, closer to the ground. You can easily show off your insane skills without compromising your safety!

On top off that, being lower to the ground minimizes any chances of stumbling over small rocks and you falling over. You can ride downhills with no fear of ever falling off your board or losing control of it despite the increasing acceleration.

Maneuvers Like a Dream

One feature you do not want to overlook is the fact that the Atom Drop Through Longboard features the Reverse Kingpin Trucks (RKP) sporting 242mm axles. This ensures that the board maneuvers like a dream while cruising around or riding downhill.You can easily ride around rocks, trees, and whatnot with sharp turns and not even be fazed!

Perfect for Both Noobs and Veterans Alike

If put into simple words, Atom Drop Through Longboard is perfect for every beginner to start out with. The board features everything that is needed – and more that will be perfect for anyone looking to enter this exciting world. Stability is a big deal for beginners, and the Atom Drop Through Longboard has proven itself in that aspect has lived up to its name. Even at high speeds, the board has outdone itself. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that experts cannot reap the pleasure from this incredibly affordable board.

Pros and Cons of Atom Drop Through Longboard:

Pros: What We Love

  • Very affordable
  • Great for beginners
  • Riding is very smooth and effortless
  • Grit grip tape is top notch quality
  • Well-made maple laminate deck
  • Comfortable for commuting a long distance

Cons: What we don’t

  • No kick tails
  • No rapid turns can be made
  • Some beginners might find it too flexible
  • Bushings on trucks aren’t standard quality

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Does the board need to be assembled by the buyer?

A: No, the board comes assembled from the manufacture, so you can start using it right out of the box!

Q: Is this hard to push around? Will it be easy to ride on level areas?

A: The board glides around easily and while it is perfect for riding downhill, it is not to say that the board works exceptionally well on the leveled surface. You can easily cruise through your town or college campus with the Drop Through Longboard.

Q: Is it worth buying as a beginner rider?

A: This is one of the best choices for beginners. Many customers have purchased it for the first time or gifted them to children who are just starting out. All of them were immensely impressed and satisfied with the ease and quality.

Q: How would you rate the flexibility of the board?

A: On average, customers have rated it 4 on a scale of 5 as it is flexible enough for turning and doing tricks but not flimsy that it would fall apart.

So, What’s the Verdict?

To be honest, the price of the Atom Drop Through Longboard is really hard to beat. Especially when compared to some other alternatives that people may want to consider, the Atom Drop Through is giving you a lot more in value in terms of the cost. This is great for someone who wants to try out for the first time and isn’t sure, as it is perfect to learn on and teach with. No doubt, it is a safe bet. Despite the few drawbacks that it has, this is one board that is worth the money!

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