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Choose Your Mount: Top Mount VS Drop Through

Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo on 13th Nov 2015


Madrid Tailored Riot (Left) and the Madrid Elephant (Right)

Longboards comes in two different mounting options: top mount and drop through. This is determined by how the truck is attached. Both options have pros and cons to their design. 


If a board is top mounted, the trucks are attached directly to the bottom of the deck. This gives the rider more turn capability for aggressive, sharper turns. Because top mount boards are higher off the ground, speed wobbles may become an issue. Riders can add more stability by using different bushings, trucks, and wheels.


Drop through boards have the baseplate of the truck sit on the top of the deck while the hanger "drops through" the bottom. This lowers the board closer to the ground, increasing stability for speed and efficiency for pushing. However, this reduces carving ability.





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