The Atom Drop Through Longboard 41″ is currently my favorite board for under $100. Its Reverse King Pin trucks make it extremely stable, particularly at high speed. At 41 inches and with 70mm wheels, this board is absolutely perfect for cruising.
Speed on a Budget
If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you’ll know by now that one of my grumbles with budget boards is that the bearings are usually quite stiff. That means it takes more effort to propel yourself and you won’t build up much speed. This Atom board is the exception. The ABEC 9 bearings seem to be of a very, very high quality, so you can expect to gain speed pretty quickly with minimal effort. With this longboard you will be able to push with ease, little effort to gain speed and distance. It features one of the best longboard brands that you can get.
There’s a few things I like about riding this board. Firstly it has a low center of gravity which means plenty of stability and great for cruising. It is actually one of the best longboards for cruising Secondly the deck has a little flex in it, coupled with soft grippy wheels it equates to a nice smooth ride over a variety of rough surfaces.
The Atom Drop Through Longboard – 41″ turns and cuts on this board are incredible. It responds with such ease when you turn – comparable to some $200 longboards I have used.
Downhill riding is usually best suited for boards of length about 45″ or greater, but the Reverse King Pin trucks mean this board remains highly stable downhill.
Features and Specifications
- Maple laminate deck
- Wide-Lip 70x51mm super high rebound (SHR) urethane wheels
- 245-millimeter axles
- ABEC 9 bearings with high-speed lubricant
- Reverse King Pin (RKP) longboard trucks
Customer Reviews and Scores
This longboard is a best-seller on Amazon with an amazing 4.5 stars out of 5 based on 275 customer reviews. The reviews are overwhelming positive, which reflects my own experience with this board. The longboard reviews on this has been astonishing, below is one review of this Atom drop through longboard,
One customer summed it up nicely with “If you are trying to purchase your first longboard or just want another low-cost board, I recommend this one. This board was way better than I thought it was going to be. This was my first board and I was surprised at the performance and smooth ride it gives you.”
Customers have stated its a great cruiser longboard and if you want to glide around then you should upgrade the bearings to get even more out of this board. Even though the bearings on this board are fantastic already!
Out of the box this best longboard will have a hard time making turns, but with anything, with little use you can expect it to be more flexible. You can possibly loosen up the trucks a bit or just ride it till its a little worn.
This board offers a more bigger size compared to normal decks. It is measuring in at 41 inchs which is great if your a bit bigger then your typical rider. This board can house some of the bigger boarders. Heavier men can now ride a longboard effortless just as a skinnier guy can. The bigger something is the more stable it is as well, which brings us to more stability when riding this longboard.
Last time I looked on Amazon this longboard had risen to the number 2 spot in the best-sellers list, and I have a feeling it could rise to number 1 in the next few days.
It is presently selling at just over $90 and I think this is a steel for that price.
It offers speed, stability, a fair turn radius and it is durable enough to take a battering from a beginner who is learning to ride.
For an advanced rider, the lack of concave in the deck could be an issue for you, for anyone else I’d say this board is a 5 star purchase.
This board offers a one year manufactures warranty if you have any issues.
This brand is one of the best longboard brand has made a huge improvement in popularity over the years. Check out some other Atom longboards this company has to offer and the longboard reviews we have posted for them.