This is a build i’m starting today. This is separate from my 10S build that will be coming soon, which was the result of our recent group buy on cells.
I was approached by a man with money and asked to build the most powerful board i can. This will be it. The turnaround will be three to four weeks, so GAME ON!
Deck LHB Scarlet Black Metal Edition deck with machine cut wire channels (@cmatson will be doing my channels for cold hard cash). I’m going to be using West System 105/207 resin on these channels for a glass clear potting. Inside the channels i’ll be using a red velvet fabric wet out with resin on the floor and walls of the channel, red wires, and polished solder points, then filling it over with resin, sanding smooth and polishing to a glass finish. The rest of the deck will be stained black, not painted. Red nebula background under the black LHB logo. Crushed glass grip on top to let everything show through. It’s going to be the most gorgeous fucking deck on the planet.
Power System 12S4P using Samsung INR18650-25R 2500mah cells for a total of around 430 watt hours, which should provide over 25 miles of range based on my personal experience with higher watt hour packs. My 6S 350 gets me 20 miles within safe discharge range. This one should still be cruising with a bag of skittles at the 20 mile mark.
Onboard BMS for simple charging, going to try and find a nice 4 or 5 amp charger so its not slow as christmas but also not filling the cells too fast. Opinions on this are welcome of course. Higher amp dedicated chargers cost more, and are often equipped with fans making them noisy, but i don’t want a terribly slow charge either. BMS will have soft switch functionality, but if it acts stupid like some of them do i might end up getting one from DIY anyway.
Drive System Ollin Vescs, Enertion motors, mounts and pulleys, but i reserve the right to use my newly acquired Evolve pulleys which are a 33 tooth HTD-5M and come in black, but will have to be modified for a 9mm belt drive system. This also means modified Caliber II trucks which i just made a video about. Most likely i’ll be using the black out trucks if i can’t find a black silk finish. I swear i saw some of those. So some of that extra 12S torque will go into that slightly smaller pulley than the 36T i usually use, so we should see some more top end.
Box Since I’m ordering the West 105/207 for the extra luxurious wiring channels, i’m going to use it on the box too because i would be a fool not to. I’ll most likely do a three layer box with two layers of fiberglass weave and possibly either a dyed GF layer or even a CF layer on the outside, i haven’t decided yet.
I’ll be posting as i get it done, most likely to instagram first and then here. Get ready for some glorious esk8 porn!
update customer wanted matching wheels so i gave him $40 bucks back and got him some clones which i think ride better than those hard ass abecs.