Trip – Double Drop Distance Longboard
$110.00 – $120.00
Pantheon’s Premier Double Drop Longboard – Best for Beginners and Distance Skateboarding
The Trip is back! Our most popular long distance skateboard to date. This is a small, light, and agile double drop longboard, and it is Pantheon’s specialty. With our proprietary Crescent Drop, The Trip may be one of the most recommended longboards in the world for commuting and distance travel. Our goal with the Trip is to create the highest quality ride possible, extending the value far beyond its price. We optimize the ride by designing around the finest components and combine utilitarian construction methods with perfect attention to detail. If you’re just starting out, the Trip is our best longboard for beginners, being so low and easy to ride. And it is an integral component to your longboard quiver as a distance skateboarder or for using a longboard for fitness and utilitarian travel.
What has changed
· Deeper Drop! – This double drop longboard pusher has a 1.3 inch drop! This gets you lower than ever for easier distance pushing and longboard commuting
· More Flex! – We increased the flex by changing the curves – we now offer this board in 3 different flex profiles!
· Better Lamination! – Mold improvements and epoxy lamination make this distance deck more durable than ever.
· Ergonomic Improvements! – A dedicated mold for this board means we designed the curves specifically for this shape and your feet.
· Aesthetic Improvements! – Stained wood veneer and laser cut griptape really make the Trip pop on the street.
The Best Longboard for Beginners
The Trip may be the best longboards for beginners on the market, and it comes highly recommended. The 1.3-inch drop get you so low to the ground, it will inspire confidence, and it will improve push speed and efficiency for all who skate it. This double drop longboard is pressed with resin to further preserve the wood and increase its life when compared with classic builds pressed with standard wood glue. Concave remains low, and we gave the platform the tiniest bit of camber to “load” the wood. This provides a comfortable and more lively commute. We increased the width by 1/4″ from previous models to 9.25″ at the widest to perfect the setups we are recommending for the deck. The wider profile and increased prominence of the drop platform lock you in and really make this deck perform when sliding down hills and turning around corners.
Slim Setup, Ergonomically Efficient
We are riding this board with Paris 150mm trucks. We keep the setup slim for ergonomics, keeping the feet and hips aligned under the body when pushing. This way you can spend more of your time on board being centered and focusing on power and control. It is important to note that no other double drop longboard on the planet has been designed this way. This is ideal for distance skating, because the less energy you’re spending on your balance, the more energy you have to travel. And beginner longboarders will benefit from not kicking the wheels and smashing face. More distance and commuting efficiency makes for more fun, and that’s the whole point of this deck. We want you to feel empowered to get places on your skateboard. You will ride more often. It is our goal to inspire you to ride your skateboard whenever possible.
Wheel Setup Advice
With Paris Trucks and their soft stock bushings, we find that we can get just the slightest hint of wheelbite with Seismic 85mm Speed Vents. This happens at the deepest possible part of the turn. Most people will only be able to make this happen while not moving. The Trip tends to be 100% bite free on 73mm centerset or smaller wheels. The 85mm Speed Vent with Paris 150mm RKP trucks is our top tier setup for longboard commuting and distance skateboarding. It tends to be the favorite wheel for nearly every competitive distance skateboarder out there. We offer the 78.5a Mango, which is easily the most popular durometer of this wheel. It provides comfortable softness and is easily one of the fastest longboard wheels in the world.
For wheel setups, as long as the inner lip of the wheel isn’t too large combined with an overall diameter of 75mm or larger, you should be bite free. If this scares you, we suggest upgrading your bushings OR just running 180mm trucks. This will provide extra space on the inside to run most any downhill sized wheel. That said, we have ridden this board for almost two years on stock bushings and 85mm Speed Vents with no problems. Due to the deck being so low, you will nearly have to bottom it out to turn enough to make it bite.
Bushing Setup Advice
If you are looking for bushing suggestions, we highly recommend Orangantang Nipples and Riptide Canons. Both are slightly oversized bushings that will restrict just that last bit of truck lean, making wheelbite impossible. We also space out the trucks with both speed washers on the inside, which gives you just a touch of extra room. This extra space actually makes a substantial difference! If you are a beginner skateboarder, take extra note of this section, as wheelbite is more frequent among those who don’t understand it. Make sure you get your double drop longboard setup right! Many salespeople will simply recommend the easy setup with 180mm trucks and 70mm wheels. This is fine, and you still get a ton of benefits from the design. But it is not optimized for true distance skating and beginner longboarders will be more likely to kick the wheels!
The Trip is the premier distance skateboard, whether longboard commuting work or traveling on a long distance skateboard expedition. And it is easily out best longboard for beginner skateboarders. We tend to suggest the Trip for true distance riding and then point toward the Ember as a mini cruiser commuter longboard. Either double drop longboard will serve as a proper distance skateboard, being low to the ground, lightweight, easy to push, and supportive of large wheels with thin trucks. And both are pretty darn small! These characteristics are really our mantra for the purpose of commuter and distance skateboarding.
Lastly, consider purchasing this awesome double drop longboard deck with our Free Hands Fingerless Slide Gloves. We made these gloves specifically for distance skating and urban commuting, when you might want your fingers handy to take a picture of that gorgeous mountain or elk crossing the bike path, or to send you loved ones a text letting them know you’ll be home for dinner. There’s no reason to sacrifice manageable levels of safety on your distance skate when we literally designed these with you in mind! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
|Dimensions||33 x 10 x 4 in|
8 ply Brown Stain (130-190 lbs), 8 ply Red Stain (130-190 lbs), 7 ply Purple Stain (-170 lbs), 9 ply Red Stain (+150 lbs)