Atom drop deck longboard Review (41 inches)

We added Atom drop Deck in our boards collection, back in 2019, When we took part in Skate4Life – a multi-faceted skateboarding event. Hence, In this article We will share our hands on review of Atom Drop Deck after having in tested in many skate competitions and drills.

We will try to cover every bit of this longboard from its board to its trucks so that you can better choose if it is the best fit for you or not. So, If you have had your eyes on longboards for so long then the Atom Drop Deck longboard will have your heart!

Let’s get into the nitty gritty of this board.

Solid Board

The solid board is one of its most prominent features which has a graceful appearance because of the use of a simple yet elegant atom logo. The board is 41 inches in length and 9.6 inches wide providing maximum stability.

The quality and design of Atom’s products are prioritized, as evidenced by this model of atom longboard.

Atom deck stability test

We used it to go around on terrace and found it extremely comfortable. The reason because it’s made entirely of maple laminate. It didn’t wear out and was able to successfully take few crashes and mishaps. The board is delicately designed to help you avoid wheel bite.

High Rebound Wheels

The ride was smoother and more pleasant all thanks to the 70X51mm super high rebound (SHR) urethane wheels. We tried it on all types of roads and even downhill and the wheels didn’t fail us.

When going downhill, you don’t have to bend your knees as much, providing you with an entire control over the running board. Another benefit I found is the urethane wheels, which prevent wheel biting regardless of how sharp the turn is made. Making it ideal for downhill carving or sliding.

The Trucks

It comes with Reverse KingPin tough trucks having 245 mm axles which simply make carving more adventurous and fantastic. If you are a little bulkier and want a smooth ride, you may need to remove the trucks to cruise quickly and enjoy a terrific longboarding experience.

Every turn and cruise is made ideal with the greatest drop deck longboard shape, making your ride feel like a breeze.

ABEC-9 Bearings

The bearing is the part of your wheel that turns. These are commonly referred to as ABEC, and the higher the grade, the faster your wheels will turn.

The atom drop deck longboard comes with incredible ABEC-9 bearings that we found really good in all different aspects. As a result of which we were able to rode around the town and university campus more comfortably and at a much higher rate. 

Atom Drop deck review wheels test
Atom Bearings

They also do not produce any cranky sound while taking a sharp turn indicating that they provide frictionless turns. The wheels are strong enough to bear the weight ensuring that you have a safe ride whether it is in town or downhill. 

However, if you want to travel at a much faster pace you will have to use more lubrication for a faster ride.

Stability

Incorrect center of gravity is often a problem that many of us face, However with Atom its a noteworthy feature that it has a low center of gravity due to down to earth shape. It comes with a design that is suitable for optimal stability. If you want to do downhill carving then Atom is best fit for you. The long board’s distinctive shape also gives you leverage in every turn.

When new riders get on it they will not be afraid of riding it as it is extremely close to the ground. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident or fall the consequences will be minimal. 

Pros
  • Lightweight Aluminum Body
  • Endless customization options
  • Riser for sighting the target more precisely
  • Deliver shot-after shot consistency & reliable
  • Very real looks
Cons
  • Not compatible with Autocroker barrels. You need to buy adapters.
  • Suitable for professional players
  • Deck entirely made of maple laminate.
  • Overall board is 41 inches long and 4.7 inches high
  • Deck is 9.6 inches wide providing greater stability
  • Trucks with reverse kingpins (RKP) of 245mm axles
  • Super high rebound wide-lip 70x51mm (SHR) ABEC 9 bearings on urethane wheels with high-speed lubrication
  • 80S grip tape of excellent quality
Atom Drop Deck Longboard details
Atom Deck drop board overall look

Good choice for beginners ?

If you’re looking for your first longboard, we think this is a terrific option in terms of price and quality. In comparison to other more expensive brands, Atom produces several high-quality longboards at a lower cost.

Atom drop deck board nitty gritty

New boarders in our community have found Atom a great fit for them, although it is also suitable for riders of various ability levels. The board is simple to use, stylishly built, safe, and sturdy, making it a wonderful board for beginners with a lot of functions.

Will Atom be a good choice ?

Most of our team members loved Atom, a renowned longboard brand – especially the ones who just stepped into the long boarding sport.

Atom drop deck longboard is a must-have because of its eye-catching black and orange design. We found the design very innovative. Its made up of maple and bamboo. The blend of maple and bamboo in its design gives it a lot of flexibility allowing you to have a more comfortable ride.


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