I put together two demo boards to test out my two drop-through decks. I started out with a mid-sized deck that I outfitted with some ELofty style drives and then graduated to a more serious build. Here is a run through and some pics of the boards.
Last fall I built a deck for riding around on the gravel that gets spread all over the streets here in the winter. I used one of my midsized decks, the Puddin’ Pop 38.5" drop-through, along with Elofty style direct drives and Cloud wheels. The battery is a 12s2p p42a pack made by @Skyart and I used a MakerX dual VESC 4 to manage the juice. One crucial change that I made was to switch out the stock bushings for a Riptide DKP kit. It took the trucks to a whole new level.
I had a lot of fun on this board and I wanted to make a higher performance rendition of it. I was on the flipsky site and I noticed that they had 15.2" DKP trucks. I became inspired and I got to work. The result was Sho’ nuff, a 41.5" drop-through deck with a 1/2 inch drop.
This one has a 12s4p p42a battery pack in it made by yours truly. A Stormcore 60D manages the power and Flipsky battle-hardened, 140kv 6474 motors make it go. I outfitted this one with another connoisseur-grade bushing kit from Riptide. For wheels I have both 155mm Trampa wheels for carving and MBS 9" wheels for off-road.
I love carving on this thing. The wide DKP trucks matched with a riptide kit is a heavenly combination. It’s super smooth and stable. It also rides off-road well, but it would be nice to have a longer motor-mounts for high torque situations.
If you pick up a set of these trucks make sure to switch out the bushings. It makes a huge difference. Also, they use 10mm bearings for pneumatic wheels which is weird. Fortunately they have those bearing on the flispky site, but they are kind of hard to find elsewhere so make sure to grab them when you buy your trucks.
Lastly, both of these decks can be found on my site www.tomiboiesk8.com. There are still a few days left in my spring promotion if you want to snag one for the summer Just enter the code SPRINGSK8 at check out to get 10% of any all decks through the end of March Happy riding!!