The Krown Elite Drop Through Longboards are made with drop through mounts so the board sits lower giving the rider a lower center of gravity, also reducing the effort needed to push these boards around. Elites are constructed from 9 plies of Canadian Maple which makes for a sturdy and stiff board. Being stiffer boards makes them better suited for higher speeds and sliding. Also the size of the board benefits downhill and freeride riders by being a bit shorter than other boards. The shorter length makes it easier to get into a proper tucking position for downhill riding. Elite boards shorter length also means its wheelbase is smaller making it easier for riders to break free and get sideways.