In college, I pushed around a Loaded Dervish longboard deck with Paris trucks and 76mm wheels. It was a lot of fun going to class/cafeteria/etc flying by classmates.
The deck weighs 2.75 lbs, 41.5” long, and 8.5” wide. It has a lot of flex (Flex 1: 170lb -230lb / Flex 2: 100 lb - 180 lbs) with concave and camber. I was a lot lighter in college and I have my doubts about adding a battery pack underneath with this amount of flex.
I saw this Loaded Dervish esk8 deck build on this forum, which gave me some hope.
Loaded Dervish Deck Single 149 kv Turnigy 6374 TB 12s2p Battery Pack / Enclosure TB Vesc 4.12 (updates FW) Metr Pro Bluetooth This remote
After college the board was stored away until I got hit by the esk8 bug. I decided to dust it off and turn it into an esk8 from the various parts I had from past builds and trades.
When removing the old Paris trucks, I stripped the hex bolt. I also stripped two hex bolts on the motor and failed many miserably times attempting to remove them.
I used a torch to heat it up due to previous person using Loctite. On accident burnt the board, which gave it this dark reddish/brownish look. Oops.
I found the best way was to use a dremel and cut it for a Flat screwdriver. I sanded the deck, it came with a spray on grip tape.