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Trip Double Drop Distance Longboard

$110.00$120.00

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
4.94 (16 reviews)

Length: 33″
Width: 9.25″
WB: 27.25″

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Pantheon’s Premier Double Drop Longboard – Best for Beginners and Distance Skateboarding

The Trip longboard 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 on Our Updated Trip Longboard

· 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 longboard 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 longboard 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, Ergonomic Double Drop Longboard Design

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 Pantheon Longboard 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 skater 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!

In Conclusion

The Trip is the premier double drop longboard for distance, whether longboard commuting to work or traveling on a long distance skateboard expedition. And it is easily our 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]

Additional information

Weight4.5 lbs
Dimensions33 x 10 x 4 in
Trip Deck

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), 8 ply Brown Stain GRAPHIC BLEM, 8 ply Red Stain GRAPHIC BLEM, 8 ply Brown Stain SLIGHT WARP

16 reviews for Trip Double Drop Distance Longboard

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Geoff Simpson

    I’m 6ft 4 inches and about 200 pounds and wanted a shorter, lighter low pusher. The 8 ply Trip suits me perfectly. It takes my weight no problem and although short, doesn’t feel it as the standing platform is still really roomy. Love the design too. Couldn’t be happier with it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tanner

    Got the red version as my first board and couldn’t be happier. Very compact deck but has more than enough room for my feet. Paired with some 150mm trucks and it can take any campus corner.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cruiser

    Good low boards for cruising the city.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lady

    For my 155 pounds the 7 Trip is perfect. My friend have both Trips and is 165 pounds. With TKP trucks it has more flex than with RKP trucks.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Seth

    I’ve had a 2018 Trip for a couple weeks now. Awesome…..just awesome. If you are looking for a true long distance push board, this is it! Great construction and performance for the money. Thanks Jeff and keep up the good work!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hesham Salman (verified owner)

    I’ve owned a lot of boards. I’ve had arbors, landyachtz, Loadeds, and more.

    There’s something special about this board. Its ride is butter-smooth. It’s easy to push and brake because of its height. The stock equipment is high quality. It’s lightweight, and has a large amount of usable room relative to its size. It’s comfortable. It’s fast.

    I got this board to commute the distance between Hells Kitchen and Wall St. It does that very well — much better than my Loaded Bhangra. I’ve taken it carving and downhill. It’s frankly my favorite board for its utility, weight, size, ride, and ease of use.

    I’m thrilled with it, and I’m sure you will be too.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter J.

    I LOVE the Trip. I’ve been riding one for over a year now and it is by far my favorite push board. I’m a bigger guy, and this thing has just the right amount of flex, length, and width. I do mostly mountain pushing, so lots of ups with lots of downs, and this deck is perfect! When I get another deck, it will most likely just be another Trip, unless Pantheon comes out with something even better (doubt it, but it could happen). Love, love, love this board!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Goldberg

    I have been riding for 40 years and this Trip is one awesome deck, I’ve been riding it for 4 months now, and at 230 lbs, this deck shows now signs of fatigue, it’s snappy, light and muy guapo, I have the red model and have given it to my daughter to ride, she digs it, Paris trucks, seismic wheels

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Blake Hendricks (verified owner)

    The trip is very easy and comfortable to push. Its really helped me learn regular and mongo to go the distance, plus you can never go wrong with Otang and Paris parts

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam A

    I’ve found the trip to be the perfect all around LDP board because of it’s stiffer construction over the Ember. I have no problem pushing long distances with the double drop setup and with it’s stiffer construction I can still have fun slashing around when I’m cruising through my neighborhood. It is a little hefty in comparison to my friends ember, but the sacrifice for a more comfortable slide is worth it.

    I’d highly recommend this deck to someone looking to focus on LDP, but might dabble in some light freeride or even parking garages.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yener Uslucan

    I was really curious about the deck that every long distance pusher raves about. Ordered one and YES this board is THE push board to get. Beginning with the beautiful meaningful graphic this board is a screamer! I had so many people asking me what board this is because it just looks so awesome. Besides the great looks this board is also highly comfortable because of the double drop and the 33″ lenght its also a great commuter , you can fit it under your desk or just anywhere with a little gap 🙂 i highly recommend this board with the 150mm paris trucks and 85mm speedvents. Thanks for this awesome board.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    This board is pure butter. The roads and sidewalks where I live are pretty rough (lots of cracks from hot temps) but the Trip makes my commute a breeze. Get the recommended set-up and you won’t regret it! I’ve got the 8-ply and at 130 lb I wasn’t expecting a lot of flex but it’s got a surprisingly comfy amount of flex for me. Every second I spend on this board feels so fun and natural. If you’re hesitating at all on buying this, take this review as the signal for you to do it. Pushing the Trip down a smooth, open road is a feeling like no other.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dylan

    (7ply red trip, 150mm paris rkp, 78mm mango blast waves) The Trip is the perfect board for pushing. Im 180lbs and the 7 ply handles my weight just fine. I’d recommend to anyone 170+ lbs to get the biggest wheels you can to really make sure you don’t bottom out on hard carves. The flex is super comfortable and just makes riding the board feel great. Carving is very satisfying, and pushing is springy and easy with the low clearance. Ive even thrown on some liams and taken this thing freeriding. The low weight and double drop make it so easy to throw out steezy slides.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marika

    I can’t say enough good things about this board!

    I’ve got the OG, first-gen 7-ply red Trip; my typical setup for it is Indy 159mm trucks and purple Orangatang Durians. I know, this seems like an unconventional setup, but it is my perfect pusher. The 159s get me low to the ground–always a top priority for me, having come to longboarding from snowboarding. They also work perfectly with the Durians–flipped so the core is to the outside–to ensure that the trucks & wheels are exactly the same width as the Trip, so I’m never accidentally kicking the wheels on long distance push sessions.

    Now, onto the board itself. The concave is absolutely perfect for a pusher–there’s not much of it, and that’s just what you need. My feet have always felt super comfy on long treks, as my feet are not forced to curl uncomfortably into some more intense concave. (This is extremely mild concave, the Trip is a pusher, not a freeride machine–and that’s the way I like it!) The width and length are both just enough–enough for comfort and security, and nothing extra weighing you down. The weight of the board itself is also nice and light–again, making for less work as you push. I weigh between 160-170lbs, and I really enjoy the flex of this deck. It’s a great little pocket of mild bounce that helps soften each push of a long journey. As I’ve heard Jeff say in the past, the flex will force your ankles to strengthen up, and your balance will improve as well–in my book, these are all good things.

    I’m sad to report that, after literally thousands of miles with this board, the neck snapped off when I rolled over a particularly large crack in the pavement. I’ve searched for a replacement deck, but so far, none has served me quite as well as my Trip has. I hope to either repair my original Trip with a bracket or else invest in a newer version of the Trip soon!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nathan (verified owner)

    Loving my 2018 Trip with the clear blue Speed Vents! I’m still pretty new to longboarding, but I’ve already somehow built a small quiver, and the Trip is definitely the favorite. This drop through and drop platform keeps it really low to the ground and making it very confidence inspiring.
    I’ve since upgraded the stock Paris bushings to RipTide Krank Fatcone boardside, and Canon roadside. This has made me love this setup even more, as it is now basically dialed in to how I like to ride. Looking forward to racking up the miles on this board!

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Omar

    I’ve had this board for a few months now. Before this I had the ember and it worked great but since it broke I wanted to try a new board. So far the trip has been holding up well but there is a crack on the tail/ nose. This is most likely due to the rough roads and sidewalks that I skate on. If I were to chose this or the ember I’d prefer the ember. Not to say this is a bad board but I prefer the nimbleness of the ember. I have it set up with Paris rkps with otang nipples and seismic 85 mm mango speed vents. It does the job for commuting and it does it well.

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