They make really good stuff (Other than the direct drives which had some QC issues). The motors are solid, the Torque ESC performs great, and their mechanical parts are good. Dexter is a nice guy but seems to be a overwhelmed with business and is having a hard time keeping up with customer support. Other than that they are great.
The 6.6 is a newer version, it usually performs better than 4.12 and can handle more current.
If they are the same voltage, then the 6Ah will have 50% more range than the 4Ah.
That’s a Good way to ease into DIY without blowing budget up front.
TIP: With variESC firmware you can make a dual motor controller, like the new Focbox Tenka, run a single motor with stupid amounts of current. Then when you want the 2nd motor just change back to the default firmwares for dual motors.
That’s probably one of the easiest ways to transition from single to dual drive without needing to completely rewire your build.
Depends what haters are replying to you or your source of info… lots of people like to search for and reference shit that happened 3 or 4 years ago and keep bringing it up like it happened yesterday.
The reality is, in esk8, Everything was kinda shit once upon a time and not a single supplier has a product that didn’t fail at least once.
Also, people that don’t have problems with thier gear don’t tend to hang out on forums talking up how problem free their build was. They are out riding and enjoying life.
The haters on the other hand love to spread bad energy around, i guess it makes them feel good. So, if you search hard enough you will always be able to find someone who is eager to share a bad story they heard about, from a friend of their mates, who once had a bad thing happen.
My bet is that all 3 of those suppliers will work hard to deliver your order in a timely fashion and help you to their best ability if the products have a manufacturer fault or you are unable to make something work as expected.
But also be aware, there will always be limitations to what can be resolved, repaired, troubleshot via email. If you believe something is faulty you may need to posit it back at your own expense, so supplier location might be worthconsidering.
Also, if you buy parts from 4 or 5 different suppliers it makes troubleshooting much harder, so buy as much as possible from one supplier so that they can offer the best service and support. Some stuff just isn’t plug and play and you may experience compatibility headaches
iff you want a softer ride (larger wheels) the mountainboard settup is a big jump from what i know in terms of completely different components. (some one may correct me iff i’m wrong here). So you might wanna look for rough stuff wheels or cloudwheels as the come whith abec flywheel style cores so they should be compatible with a lot of builds and easily interchangeble. ( i’m not a expert so iff the experienced builders want to back me up or correct me that would be nice)