Yes, my board came with the 12s battery but I had to talk to the seller to get it. Normally it comes with 10s. They have all kinds of upgrades if you contact them directly but you will need to know some Mandarin. On youtube I wrote that I bought it on alibaba in comments to avoid a conversation about parts break downs and convincing someone it was in fact so cheap.
However I got it factory direct here in China and had the seller add several of the upgrades he offered. I should of added this chain drive but I did not notice it on his store page before to ask about it. However the chain drive is quite cheap. I upgraded the motor mount and the battery, everything else is the stock Chinese stuff that normally comes with the board. I did add some other stuff, including the motor cans to protect the motor and the belt covers. I also got him to throw in an extra pair of belts. The seller is actually very down to earth and nice.
I do not have another board to compare, but when I jump with the bindings on my feet it feels impossible to get air. I am scared to go up a curb because I think i will just nail the bottom side electronics. When I see others in videos do it, it looks so light.
My guess is that its easier to slap a piece of grip tape on top and call it a day. That deck is readily available everywhere here. Maybe they are trying to hide the cheap deck a little?
I can ship you the chain drive kit, the cross bar motor mount kit and anything else you need. We can chat about that off forum if you ever need parts. The motor is aligned perfect with this mount.
My grip tape job was a game changer. If I were you I would break out the masking tape and go to town as well. I felt like it was 100% better looking.
Be careful, their are at least 20 sellers that buy parts from them and build and sell their own version of the board that looks exactly the same. However, some of them could be using different esc’s and stuff.
I am not going to lie, for grass and terrain that is not to rough, this Chinese board does do really well for the price. However it does need more amp hours. It needs range.