Edit – I took a different direction from the initial plan below, and my first completed DIY board is named Toothless. Rides like a dream. Flexy, ultra low, and uncomfortable amounts of power.
I’ve been planning this build for a while because I want a board that is flexible, close to the ground, and ultraboard status with pneumies. I’ll be using paris plates (43 rear / 50 front) with BN220s - because fuck double kingpin trucks.
I got the deck the other day and slapped some 180mm trucks on it to test it out. With tb110s the wheelbite is a problem. I’m hoping the BN220 hangers I have on the way will take care of that. I also picked up torqueboards offroad wheels, because they’re on sale for $130 right now. After seeing the wheelbite with 110s though, I’m not sure I’ll be able to run pneumies even with the wider trucks. The DKPs typically used on these boards do quite a lot to extend the wheel base.
Honestly the deck isn’t as flexible as I thought it was going to be, but that just means it will be more stable at speed, so I guess I’m ok with it. If a LY Evo is 0 flex, and a loaded vanguard is 10 flex, the wowgo is probably a 3 or 4. I weigh 160 lbs, and in order to make the deck flex a good amount I have to literally jump on it. I was hoping it would be more like a 5 or 6 in terms of flex. If Backfire ever starts selling the x3/hammer deck, I might have to pick one up.
Wowgo sells the deck with this beautiful thick battery gasket already applied. I’ll be getting an AT2 enclosure from a guy I found in the wowgo facebook group who has a broken battery that he got replaced under warranty. The battery will be 10s4p or 10s5p 18650s, cause that’s what fits in the enclosure. If there’s space for 21700s, I’ll use those.
So close to ultraboard status with TB110s
There’s a lot of clearance with the TB110s. I’m hoping that when I get the enclosure on there, I’ll have space to run 85mm cags. I love those soft little blue wheels.
I basically wanted a flexible hummie deck. I’ll be slapping dual belt drive TB6380s on this because they are sexy beasts. It’s dubbed the board Turtle for obvious reasons, but also I think it would be dope to ride a giant turtle.