Been looking for awhile for an all around board.. THIS IS IT. Great for everything .. great for slides .. great for downhill.. great for a quick run to the bar because that nice strong functional tail helps you pop off and up curbs perfectly.. the quality is great . The feel under your feet is great.. perfect cut outs for 70mm wheels probably more .. plus you're dealing with a smaller company .. which isn't mass produced ..tthat means every deck is watched closer.. I love my dropkick..
Bought this before Xmas 2013 and every time I ride it, it just gets better. Setup with Gunmetal 2.0 trucks, Cloud Ride 70mm/ 80a wheels and Venom 87a bushings. Rides smooth and effortlessly on a moderate hill and still turns with amazing stability when just cruising around town. Always feel like I am in control on this board. As others have said, it is one of the best all around boards I have ever had.
i live on this board
i've have this deck for 3 months now. its perfect. before this a had a flexy carving deck but i switched cause i wanted to get in downhill. I smacked some caliber 50s onto my baby and put some zigszags on her and presto!
God's given carving, dancing(exceptionally great for dancing), and downhill board. I mean its manageable for carving but not the "smoothest" ride but that can be altered with softer wheels/bushings.
The kicktail is probably my favorite part of the board. Its not something you see a lot. And you get tons of compliments just because of how absolutely stunningly sexy it is.
Just get this damned board.
Its to die for
Distance shredding on the Dropkick.
I've been riding the Dropkick for about 5 years now and really love this board! I do a 14 mile push about 3 or 4 times a week with this deck. Really dig what Robin has done with the design. Passing mountain bikes going up hill on the bike path........priceless. Works great with a land paddle as well. Enjoy!
All-Around Machine that lasts!
DBS Team Rider Robskey
Yes this thing is built with everything is mind for speed and durability when it comes to freeriding...nice concave with easy to use kicktail, perfect wheelbase of 28.5" that can handle speed and turn well enough at slower speeds, plus reinforced drop-thru mounts and tail all wrapped in carbon fiber. It can handle anything, you'll love it!
i was just wondering if this board has some pretty good freeride potential for pretty fast freeride if needed
the carbon dropkick is awesome
A couple of years ago I was looking for a very specific style of longboard. I wanted a drop thru which was no problem finding that but I also wanted a functional tail. I found that in the Eastside Carbon Dropkick! I love the wheelbase, the length of the board is perfect for stability carving the hills on Maui where I live ride daily. I also appreciate the “engineering” that Robin and team put into the design. The board has good stiffness but the right amount flex and the layer of carbon fiber reinforces the thrashing that this board gets when I ride it. I have both versions of the dropkick - gen 1 and gen 2 and they both rock! I truly love this board as evident by the fact that I own 7 of them! This board suits my surf/skate style and I am a huge fan of Eastside Longboards and dig what the dudes are doing there. Greetz and shoots Robin!
Stoked on the flex of the Carbon version!
Had the older all maple version for a while until it got ran over, loved it for getting around the city and hitting some hills in between, pretty stiff for my 172lbs. Got the new carbon one a few months ago, same great shape and concave but lighter with a bit of flex that made it a smoother ride without as much vibration. Just what it needed, plus its easier to carry around and feels even more well made, very thick and durable black dip finish!
Drop Kick Goodness
I have been skating hard on a DropKick since Feb. 2011. My setup is using Robin's custom grip job (gator front and rear with some Jessup in the middle), flipped Randall 180's 50degree baseplates, stock Randall bushings and Classic BigZig 75mm wheels. I am 6' 175#. I use the DropKick for a lot of 6-10 mile fast pushing over flat to moderate hill terrain and also use it to carve around and cruise as well. The board shows no flex at my weight that I can detect. Comfortable to ride over nasty concrete on the BigZigs and vibrations do not bother me on this setup. Very nice combination of speed, stability (on downhills to about 30mph - the biggest I have in my area) and carving ability. Turns almost as well as one of my shortboards and still gets me down a hill fast with no drama. The tail is very functional once you get a feel for the footwork / balance of the heavy board. Speaking of which - the DK is solid but not overly heavy for a board it's size. For instance it is roughly the same size as a Landy Chinook but discernibly lighter. The concave is perfect. Locks you onto the board, has nice sharp edges for carves but has enough flat in the center to allow a range of comfortable foot positions. Pushing distance is a pleasure with the low ride height of the Drop Kick. If I could have only 1 longboard (God Forbid!) it wold definitely be Robin's Drop Kick.
Great board to start out.
Randall 180's with 75mm 83z o'tangs. This is the only board I have right now, and I use it to get around on, and have now started sliding with it. The kicktail is great for dropping off curbs, and adding a little more to your ride. I've had it up to 30 or so and feels good. I've thrown it around pretty hard, and had a few pretty good slams with little to no damage, strong board! I'm 6'4" and weigh 220 lbs, the board feels fairly stiff, but not rigid.
The more time I spend on the Carbon Dropkick, the better it gets. Great for pushing, cruising and carving. This is now my go to board. Very well made and good value. The only problem with it is that my kid keeps taking it!
Simply awesome, The DropKick's the only board you might ever need
This board is probably the most versatile speed/freeride board on the market. The drop through setup with that slight angle on the nose keeps you low and stable at speed and the very functional kick tail makes it more manueverable than most speedboards. The deck has a nice concave and is very responsive. Asides from it's unique design, it's sexy and very well built. If you want a sweet speedboard that can really get around everywhere, this may be what you're looking for.