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View Poll Results: Would you rather have a downhill carving board be top mount or drop through

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    Default Drop Through or Top Mount

    So me and my friend are having a heated debate about how to make our next board, which is a downhill carving board. I think the top mount is better personally, but he thinks that a drop through would be more fitting, so we decided to ask you what would be better


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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

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    its all preference...

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by sketch View Post
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    its all preference...
    And his poll says "Which would you rather have..."

    Sheesh, people are just so eager to jump down eachothers throats.
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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    depends, if its primary mission is carving, a topmount is tasty for its surfy feel, but for a bomber, dropthru is great, and they still carve nicely. i recently built my first dedicated carve board, top mount with holeys and avalons. absolute treat to ride!

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    And his poll says "Which would you rather have..."

    Sheesh, people are just so eager to jump down eachothers throats.

    Chill out... All I said was different people have their own preferences. How exactly did I insult him by saying that?

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by sketch View Post
    Chill out... All I said was different people have their own preferences. How exactly did I insult him by saying that?
    Didn't mean to come off harsh, my bad.

    You didn't insult him, but you didn't give anything constructive to this thread either, aside from "Preference". Lots of people are arrogant jackasses on this forum, and when I read it it just came off as a arrogant comment. My bad, haha.
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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    drop-through beacuse its a downhill carver....i like stability....if its set-up right it should carve well.

    how is the Flex?

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by RastamanD View Post
    drop-through beacuse its a downhill carver....i like stability....if its set-up right it should carve well.

    how is the Flex?
    i think we're planning to have a camber and a good amount of flex.
    i'll tell you when we make it

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    hi folks,

    I have two longboards one of it being rather from commute and fun (loaded dervish), the other for downhill freeride/carve (landy drop wedge). the loaded is a nice and smooth board but the flex is sometimes too much. so for the purpose of downhill carve I´d choose a drop-thru, without any flex and a good concave. you feel locked-in on such a board and it has a huge amount of stability when it comes to get fast...

    so: drop and concave.

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Since you are making them yourself you should just make a top mount and a drop through. Same mold just different routing pattern. Then everyone can determine which one they like better. Everyone's tastes are different.

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    depends how fast you plan on going, and also is you what more grip or slide for your carves. i guess if its straight up carving id go for a top mount, but if want to go a bit faster and throw in some speed checks/ slides and what not a drop thgorugh would be a bit easier. both with some decent concave and maybe camber.

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Personally, I think someone should start out on a dropped board. That way they can have a more stable ride to learn how to go fast. Once they hone their skills they should get a topmount in order to full maximize said skills. That's just me though.

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    I started out on a drop deck (evo), but now I prefer a topmount.

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    I prefer boards with drop through. But I'm a bit of a noob. They feel alot more stable, and I'm alot more relexed knowing that the ground isn't far away if I need to footbrake. On topmount boards I have to reach way down to push or footbrake (inconvenient). Topmounts are also a pain to slide.

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    I wonder if you could make one board that could be run either way? Can't you topmount a Dervish if you want?

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Yes you can topmount a dropthrough. I ran my dervish topmounted for a while I just didnt like the height as much.

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    for the last year ive been riding dropthrus and or dropdecks iv recently moved to using a topmount and i have to say im liking it! i feel like i have alot more control and actually feel just as stable as on a drop board.
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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Top unless you are really looking to go FAST

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    Default Re: Drop Through or Top Mount

    Personally i would like to drop through my deck because its lower to the ground therefore more stability and control.

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