I’m looking to do a hub motor short board deck, focus on light weight and portability.
got serious kicktail envy, for tick-tacs and for easy grabbing off the ground
what decks should i look into?
needs to be sub 33" total length and 19"+ wheelbase (enough room to comfortably fit stuff)
flat, wide bottom surfaces are good, makes for easy enclosures
stiff decks also great, don’t have to worry about enclosure flex
the aileron 121C in particular looks super interesting, you can get it in a VERY stiff configuration, it looks cool, and it’s very flat on the bottom which would make for easy enclosures. also quite light. Downside is drilling through carbon fiber for an enclosure really sucks. fits right in the target range with a 31" length and 19" wheelbase though
a lot of those look nice but, isn’t the wheelbase pretty short?
tried looking up wheelbase on the decathlon and the ikea but couldn’t find any numbers
although i guess if you have a stacked battery, even down to 16" wheelbase isn’t too bad. or is it?
Truncated Tesseract looks nice, but it has essentially no kicktail, and is $206 for just the deck, whew
33" long, 24.5 to 26" wheelbase
the bustin looks really great, actually, love the wheel arches and the super pronounced kicktail, but 16.5" wheelbase is really, really tight.
could possibly make that work by doing a 10s3p stacked and having the enclosure be somewhat tall, making up for it with risers on trucks
It is a shame that Muirskate and Earthwing don’t seem to be making the Muirderer 33" any more. It also had deep wheel flares, kicktail and had a 19in wheelbase. Not to mention it was a bargain.
Those are 70mm wheels BTW
Patrick Switzer’s Rayne Misfortune. It’s not sub 33 but 33, super long wheelbase and if the rear truck mounted in most forward position the kicktail is usable.
I am building a mall grabber with that one at the moment, only the concave is hard to make a enclosure for it.