I’m really regretting that i bought the riptide r1. Before i started reading this forum, I was looking for an entry esk8 that can perform good while being cheap. Then I stumbled upon the riptide. The marketing was so good that I caved in without properly studying about esk8. Now that i have read a lot, i’m now really regretting that i bought it. I could’ve done gotten something better for a tad bit more on the pricey side. Well atleast i got it for 399 so i guess its not that much of a loss.
Since i really like the deck, i dont know why but i really liked how it looked and how portable it was compared to the other decks, im thinking about transferring the parts to another deck and putting some descent parts to the riptide deck.
I want something that can go atleast 25mph or a little bit higher. i dont need too much range, an 8 mile range is good for me, i just want a little kick. i won’t be climbing any hills, just roads.
And since i already burned $399, I guess going dual motor setup is for a later upgrade again i suppose. These are the parts that i pieced together
Caliber ii trucks Single 6374 190kv Torqueboards Motor Torqueboards Mount Enertion FOCBOX Miami Electric Switch BuildkitBoard Mini Remote Meepoboard 1.5 Battery (samsung) and charger
And as for the enclosures, i’m thinking to make one out of fiber glass. Also, i think ill be keeping the wheels and the wheel pulley. the wheel pulley is 35t and im thinking of going 16/35 for my gearing.
Also, are the meepo batteries ok? i like how theyre cheaper than and i guess reliable because of all the meepoboard reviews. and i like how easy i could charge them. the hassle of charging lipos are kinda a pain. you have to an enclosure where it is easy for you to take the battery out. plus all the other stuff you have to buy when going with lipos. But if you guys think its not good, then maybe ill just change to lipos.
Thanks for your feedback!