The Mode Tropics deck from Mode Skateboards is a 29″ long bidirectional double-kick freestyle board – meaning it’s exactly the same no matter which way you ride it. This is perfect for footwork, shuvits, and other tricks where you don’t want to have to think too hard about which way the board will land.
At a 7.4″ width, we recommend using trucks with a 6.9″ axle such as the Paris 108, but bear in mind that it will lean slightly towards the wheels more than 7.25″ or 7.3″ boards unless you use more washers behind the wheels.
Like all Mode skateboards, the Tropics was made in the USA and screened with seven colours by hand by Mode’s head honcho, Terry Synnott. This isn’t some lesser product churned out somewhere in Europe. This is the real deal, just as you’d buy from the US – only without getting stung by import tax.