From a structural stand point it’s worse to make slots in the bottom of the deck, and from a reliability stand point it’s dangerous to run it on the edge or bottom unless you have a shield for it
A slot in the top is easy to cover with grip tape, and is generally safest. If you’re feeling fancy there’s ways to flush mount connectors so they plug into the enclosure directly but disconnect when you remove the enclosure
I have had a few queries from the community, asking if they could top mount batteries on my new deck design. I am in the process of knocking up a temporary top mounted setup, as I wait on the underside enclosure prototypes, so I can get on with testing thoroughly these decks, (quickly shift the electronics from one prototype to another). So, I thought I might try to make a decent top mounted setup and perhaps show off the deck’s potential uses.
I’m just not experienced with using bindings (other than snowboards), so was looking for an alternative, (especially when testing a new deck). I also don’t really want to carve channels into the deck. I might just continue to knock together some nasty temp solution, but I’m a little OCD and this will bug the shit out of me!
Literally just been sorting this out myself. I got a bro deck to replace the 16 ply trampa deck on my gear board but I didn’t want the vescs mounted at the rear. I took a Apex’s stomp pad idea and drew up some pads, printe them in tpu and a Pla + centre section to keep the rigidity over the wires.
Waiting on the adhesive to set as I used PU adhesive to put the pads on the deck. It looks pretty good in my opinion.