Hello everyone! First of all, great forum, what a community here!
I feel like I’ve read every topic on here regarding Trampa and other mountain boards and felt it was time to make my own to ask a couple questions.
This will technically be my second build, though my first was kind of cobbled together from my old longboard to get into the hobby. It was a stiff deck, home-made fiberglass enclosure, 97mm polyurethane wheels.
I have found that most of the places I ride have rough pavement, cracked sidewalks, shallow curbs over side streets, cobble stone, and packed dirt paths. So I’d like to go in the Trampa deck and pneumatic tire direction.
Electronics wise, I already have an Ollin VESC, single 6085 200kv motor (also Ollin), and 12S Flightmax 8000mAh LiPo with BMS (3x 4S 8000mAh, E-bike BMS). eRPM is limited on the VESC.
My questions are: should I go with something like the Trampa Urban Carver setup or a mountainboard deck? Because of my ride locations, I’d like to mount my batteries and electronics in something like a Pelican case on the tail of the board for peace of mind. Will there be enough room for this with the Urban setup or would I need the extra width of the Mountainboard?
I also wouldn’t mind a recommendation on board thickness. I’m 185 lbs, 6’4".
Am I on the right track or up a completely different creek? Maybe Frank @trampa could help me out?