Hey guys, Im new but have been reading tons over the past couple weeks. Wanted to get some feedback and maybe see if anyone else has done a similar build.
I want a board that can rip. I want to be able to do super tight carving on a responsive deck (why I prefer top mounted) but I am running into issues because I want a ton of torque/range and I want to be able to commute on it so I want to run a big enough wheel to really reduce vibration and impact.
My preferences and experience is primarily based on tons of ride time on short boards. I have a boosted mini X and have ridden the crap out of it, but after a couple months just need more range (20ish miles min), want harder acceleration (at least 1.5X boosted board’s torque), higher top speed (ideally between 25-30mph), and a smoother ride with ideally 100+mm urethane wheels.
The tricky part… I MUST keep the kicktail. I send a lot of 2 ft drops around town and often pick up my nose to get over some gnarlier cracks/lips at speed. I have however considered switching to a more standard deck if I could utilize freeboard bidings or something similar and still have the ability to hit drops and lift the board… but I hate the lack of carve-ability a long deck offers ( I like a really small turning radius to be possible) so I am trying to keep the minimal wheelbase required to fit my electronics.
Because of my riding style I also strongly prefer front mounted motors as I don’t want to be clipping them when I use the kicktail, which I believe removes the option of using a double kingpin truck.