Hey all! I’m planning on piecing together a new build over the winter, and was wondering what y’all thought of the current part lineup. My goal with these components is to assemble a commuter board with a kick – reasonable enough to take to university, and powerful enough to rip around on during the weekends.
Anyways, here are the parts I have in mind:
2x Flipsky 6374 (Already own)
2x Boardnamics motor mounts (Already own 1 of 2, great quality btw.)
1x Boardnamics 220mm REAR truck
1x Caliber II FRONT truck
(I already own a pair of cal IIs, and upgrading both trucks is too expensive.)
2x Boardnamics Kegel 44t pulleys with bearings
1x TB110 Arctic Blue wheels
1x Generic drop down deck from eBay
1x Spintend Ubox
12s3p 21700 pack OR 12s4p 18650 pack, probably picked up with light use from someone here. I am open to offers, but am also low on funds.
Finally, I’ll probably DIY an enclosure.
Here’s what the specs should translate to irl, if it helps:
I read one of the threads where you mentioned that actually, and that’s part of the reason I’m planning on narrower front trucks! Good to know that configuration has served you well. As far as the enclosures are concerned, I was lurking in the home depot enclosure thread that you mentioned, and it seems like a really nice option.
I have been eyeing that battery for the better part of a week, ngl. My main concern is that the pack won’t have enough continuous amps. This is something I’ve been confused about for a while, actually, so maybe you could elaborate on it.
When I watched vesc overlay riding videos, it seemed like people used ~60-90 amps during acceleration, and only ~20 amps during the majority of the ride. I only weigh 130lbs, so I might not even hit those numbers, but there are some hills around where I live.
If I do get the 12s3p pack, will it have enough amps to be a good fit for the dual 6374s?
I think you’ll be fine.
My small thane board has similar specs with 10s3p and is very zippy. I’m 185 lbs.
You don’t need a ton of battery amps with a high gear ratio and you can run as high motor amps as you want regardless of battery amps.
If you are running idler mounts, 14T motor pulleys would be even nicer.
Don’t confuse battery amps with motor amps. You will be totally fine. You can be fine even down to 25A battery max, and at 130lbs (59kg) probably even 20A battery max would make a perfectly functional board. Any more is just going to make it more zippy.
Every time I learn something, it feels like I learn about ten more things to research T.T Thanks for the input, I was under the impression that like 90a was necessary for the longest time. This makes things a lot easier.
Thanks for the tip! These are the kind of things I never think of, so it’s super nice to have input like this. I had an incident with wheelbite on my first ultra-budget board, so I’m not going to let that happen again.