I am running my mtb in FWD usually, I just switch when I really need the traction (like for hills). FWD is much more stable, at speeds, in curves and on snow.
When I switch to RWD I get speedwobbles on dirtroads almost at 35km/h. With FWD it keeps stable beyond 45km/h and the brakes are better…win win.
I mean, what is specific about a front wheel drive, just reverse motor direction for most boards. Guess it won’t work on decks like evos. The biggest downside to me is the front truck feels heavy and it feels like it wants to plow headfirst through a tight corner than whip around it.
Also the back end feels lighter than the front which also kinda feels less stable on straight ways. The braking traction is a plus and I think conceptually FWD is better, just the weight feels weird.
I would not recommend FWD for MTB’s especially offroad. Beside the decreased traction it can be really dangerous. When you for example do an unintended burnout (which happens fast with FWD on inclines) all the stones and debris get thrown in your face.
I ride in both directions so forward is RWD and reverse FWD. Not long time ago I was riding in dirt park in the evening and while climbing a hill in reverse the wheels had a burnout. A small stone got smashed hard in my eye. Me lucky bastard had the eyelid shut exactly in this moment but it was still painful. Thanks god it was shut. It got dark that’s why I didn’t wear the colored goggles anymore, time to order clear goggles. Safety first!
WR And @JaysTCB boards were built Front drive. Intent and thought is instability comes from the rear axel. Give the rear axel every chance to do its job properly. Recover and follow the front.
WR Board test run