I’m trying to think of how I’ll do my first build and I think I’m about to go crazy. So I’m soliciting all of the forum members’ advice to help me make a decision.
I’ve decided to do a hybrid of a mountain board and a city rider.
Question #1: Is it possible to have batteries (LiPos) top mounted when doing rough terrain and downhill riding and use another set of batteries (Li-Ion) + enclosure under the deck during everyday ride for a more stealthy look?
Question #2: Is more of a poll. I’m about to lose my head deciding on what deck/complete/parts to use to make this happen. Here are the things I’ve come up with and this is where I need your pieces of advice and opinions.
This thing just exudes “sexy”. And a lot of people have used this as the base of their builds, which means I’ll have a lot of resources and guides to learn from, not to mention availability of different parts. The 2 things that’s stopping me from going this route are, I can’t get a complete set with the infinity trucks and, price (especially if I buy the parts separately to get the infinity).
I’ll replace the trucks with the Matrix II and call it a day. What I like about this are the price, maybe less than 50% the price of OPTION 1, and the size (and weight)- it’s compact/smaller and lighter, something I’d like for a daily driver. And I could upgrade other parts as well in the future (e.g. bindings, heel straps, hubs, etc.)
A combination of the HS11 deck and the MBS Matrix II trucks - if it’s possible. Getting the best of both worlds. Sexiness of the HS11 and the reliability and performance of the MBS trucks. Completing the board with other MBS parts would put the price point somewhere in between OPTION 1 and OPTION 2.
So this is where I am at. I’m fairly set on what other components I’ll be using to make the “E” part of the build. I’m just stuck on what board to use before I can move on.
If you have any suggestions, or provide insight on what to choose please let me know. I’m here to listen to your advice. Thank you in advance.