As you know there are a million longboard shapes out there. The most common longboard shapes are the pintail longboard, kicktail longboard, splittail longboard, drop through longboard, drop down longboard, and all the mini longboards. The pintail is the most popular shape followed by the kicktail then the splittail. Recently longboarders have been switching over to the drop throughs and drop down shapes to handle more extreme longboarding because of the turning ability they have. The wheel chamber is cutout in the drop throughs allowing for more turning movement. The truck mounting area are also cut out so that the truck drops through the board hints thats why they call it a drop through. Another great feature is that the drop throughs and drop down longboards are lower to ground for more control.