Drop-through mounting is great for lowering the ride height, adding stability, but it also lessens truck response by changing leverage that the rider’s weight has over the trucks.
Top Mounting gets the lean and turn performance we want out of our trucks, but the trade off is a higher ride height – less stability.
To get a lower ride height with the benefits of a top-mount, we press a subtle drop-down profile into the deck – a Microdrop.
There’s a problem though – drop-down profiles traditionally restrict the standing platform of the board. A common problem is that you can’t get your feet close enough to the trucks for better response and control.
But with a Microdrop, we can actually use the part where the deck drops down as a benefit. Microdrop is a very subtle drop-down profile – you can stand on the sections where the deck “drops.” Suddenly you have additional pressure (and therefore control) under the toes of your front foot, and an effective “Gas Pedal” under the heel and arch of your back foot. Perfect for heelside turns and slides, and holding a tight tuck at 90mph.
You can think of Microdrop as a very refined rocker profile, designed for a highly specific standing position. Highly tuned function combined with enhanced board feel – perfect for going faster than you’ve ever gone before!