I purchased a riptide r1 over 3 years ago and the board treated me great. Recently I had a truck snap in half while going 20mph downhill. I ended up fixing the trucks, finding a better mound, and now my board runs better than ever except for one thing. I would like to make me board faster and with more torque so that I can use it to commute places more often. While I will admit I am very lucky to be able to have an electric skateboard I would like to be able to keep servicing the board more many years to come. To make my board faster + have more torque mboard.com informed me to upgrade from a 6s to a 10s battery. They also told me that instead of buying a new esc that I can simply do a small re-solder to make the esc 10s compatible. I would like to know if anyone can help me find the right way to upgrade my battery and if I can just to a small solder to go form 6s to 10s. Also after extensive searches online (maybe I don’t know where to look) I only found one battery that appears similar to the one I have but with a 10s spec (meet) and same dimensions as the current battery. I have tried contacting meepo about the battery multiple times only to get 1-2 random nonsense emails that looked like someone sat on a keyboard and respond that way. Another problem is that the riptide r1 has a small battery and esc casing. I would be willing to get a new casing if I could find one to fit the small board the riptide has.
Conclusion: Can anyone help me find out if the meepo’s V3 standard will fit in my riptide and increase the power, If I am correct that battery is 10s ??
Can anyone inform me on if I need a new esc just because I have a 10s battery now, my esc works just find and I was informed that I could simply re solder the esc??
If I cannot find a stronger battery to replace the one I have could I stack another battery in the middle of the board on top, coat it in rubber to keep it dry, and drill a new hole so the battery can be connected to the other?
The first option to me sounds the most logical but I have tried for months to get a response out of them and they will not budge, and I am not too informed at what the numbers on batteries mean. I know the normal variables like watts and voltage but I do not know how to tell if to batteries are equal power, stronger, or weaker. All I want is a 10s battery to fit my riptide and to know for sure if switching to 10s is a simple solder. I do have 2 escs so. I may practice on one of them before I start because it has been a couple years since I soldered extra metal to the antennas of my remote control helicopters.
Sorry for the lengthy post but I wanted to make sure I describe the situation the best I can, I simply would like to upgrade to 10s or 12s (idk if 12s is bigger but if 10s beats 6s it must be). Find out if I need a new esc or if I can just solder mine. Find out if I need a higher output charger now or if the 6s charger can do it but just slower. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer