For a performance build it’s hard to get done for less than 1,500 you may want to consider buying a used prebuilt or good quality used DIY but if you want to do your own build get quality parts: Focbox, 6374’s and a 30q battery.
you can go for 12s4p in 30q’s (it’d be perfect) but if you’re wanting to save some money have a look on hobbyking at some LiPo’s. Your best bet would either be 6x2s 8000mah or 3x4s 8000mah and so on. Have a look at some pre built esk8’s that are on here for some inspiriation.and like what @ksfacinelli said, twin 6374’s and focbox’s will also be great. Don’t forgot to factor in the time it takes. Also, a good BMS never hurts either and makes charging a whole lot easier
For his requirements he definitely does not NEED to go 12s… I have 10s builds that have tons of torque and go 35+mph… Just saying. Nothing wrong with 12s, but if you are just trying for mid 20s with 15miles range, a 10s4p or 10s5p would be plenty…
2x Torqueboards 6374 motors
Torqueboards 218 trucks
Torqueboards mounts and pulleys (16-36 maybe)
@JLabs 10s3p battery or custom
Wheels of choice-maybe kegals or flywheels
Deck of your choice
Enclosure of your choice
I definitely don’t want to jerry rig it! Do you guys have any suggestions as to build threads that show masterful craftsmanship and aesthetics? I was looking at some of whitepony’s threads and his attention to detail and would love to gather some other examples too .
Agree Darth Mail is on if my all time favorites @Eboosted is a master craftsmen however that baby is well over $1,500. It is to bad @hunmie is sold out of his latest hubs would be perfect for what you are looking for however you should look at his deck it is by far my favorite. The key is to try to keep things simple as possible but retain performance.