# Real world top speeds and setups

I’m curious to know what real life top speeds people are getting on flat ground, and what setups they are based on. I just finished my first 6S build, and can hit about 20mph, but have heard of others with similar setups and gearing that can get to 25+mph. I’d like to try and figure out if my setup is running optimally, or if I need to look for some weak point in my system that is holding back some power. I’d also like to find out what real world speeds to expect from those running higher voltage, dual motor and other setups. Feel free to copy the format below, and report your real world top speed & setup!

I’ve used this calculator to estimate top speed, and for me, it seems to be reasonably accurate at 70% efficiency, but even on a full charge, I don’t seem to be quite making it to my weighted top speed. I’m not that heavy either.

My ESk8 setup:

Theoretical Top Speed (@22.2v/25.2v) = 27.46mph (44.20kph) / 31.13mph (50.09kph)
Weighted Top Speed @ 70% Eff. (@22.2v/25.2v) = 19.22mph (30.94kph) / 21.79mph (35.06kph)
Real World Top Speed = ~20mph (32kph)

Rider Weight: 170lb. (77kg)
Battery: 6s (2x3s) 5000mah 20C Zippy Lipos
ESC: Torqueboards (FVT?) 6s Car ESC
Motor: (1) Tacon 160 Bigfoot 6364 245kW
Gearing (Motor/Wheel): 16/36 on TB Mount
Wheels: 97mm Flywheel clones
Deck & Trucks: 46" Gravity & TB Caliber clones

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