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Total noob needs suggestions on building halo carbon board

If this is in the wrong category im really sorry

Hey everyone im new here and I have an halo carbon edition board. I owned it for about a year and half. My brother got meepo awd pro and once you ride a better board we’ll you know the rest.

So i like the way my board handles it could use more power and range also the braking could be way better im thinking about rebuilding the board but dont really know how to go about it. This is why i am asking for help of you fine longboard wizards.

I am 6’6" 300 pound dude that drives semi and i take it with me everywhere I go. this board would need to have some juice a top speed of 30 to 35 mph also hoping to achieve around a 25 to 30 mile range if it’s possible the halo carbon board has indeck battery im hoping to upgrade it for a better one and also mount another battery underneath the board. Current drive train is a two hub motors i am thinking of making it awd. Should I stick with hub motors? Or change out to belt driven i also heard they have a direct drive systems. Im thinking i will need some wide trucks and possibly risers if i mount a battery underneath.
The motherboard of the board will i need to change it out ?
Any help would be really appreciated like I said I am a noob at this and any links to parts and stuff would be greatly appreciated

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Welcome to the forum :call_me_hand:What’s your budget? @BillGordon @b264 are amazing at helping us noobs out :joy: there are a lot of options and reading material on here

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Well im thinking like up to like 900? I’ve been reading up on alot some of the guys are insane lol

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Definitely get a plan these guys will jump in eventually Here’s some cool budget builds

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It’s says it private

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My bad you earn credit on this site for being on it a certain amount of time if that makes any sense I think it took me a month or 2 To be able to look at certain threads

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You’re in the north west which is a good area for Esk8 Metroboard not Mboards do not shop at Mboards and my favorite Hoyt Street And the best vendor with the fastest shipping around in the US Torqueboards diy electric skateboards

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Me too :rofl:image

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I would say given your size and such: if the unity (the controller) is in good shape that’s a start. I’d plan a new battery and a belt drive train and you’ll be set

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Were is a good place to buy batteries? And what size motors would u suggest?

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Thats a a sick shifter man !!

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Hi, fellow halo owner here. Realistically, you might have to ditch the deck. The biggest battery I could fit was a 10s4p and you’re limited on space for ESC and BMS. And stacking another battery at the bottom would be a no go as you’d lose clearance.

For someone your size, I’d definitely go for belt drive. Hubs and direct drives are pretty cool tbh but as of now, lack the torque you require.

From the quick browse through what you want (30-35mph with 25-30mile range), you’re already looking at a beefy battery. 12s8p at the least matched with a high gearing ratio. You can build a battery yourself, but I recommend going through reliable builders who provide that service. @Skyart @ZachTetra to name a couple. Though I could build one for you too, but I’ll charge double and take twice as long for no reason

For your “motherboard” or ESC (electronic speed controller), @torqueboards is releasing their TB6 Vescs pretty soon and they’re definitely affordable or you can opt for a Unity or Stormcore 60D if you can get your hands on one.

anything 6374 and up. TB6380s are pretty much king at the moment

Everything aside from those that I mention is pretty much preference.

UNFORTUNATELY, you won’t achieve the specs you want with that budget. That wouldnt even cover the electronics sadly. But a pre-built board should NOT be out of the question. A lot of people have had a lot of success with Exway (Pro/Pro Riot/Flex) @BillGordon and @BuildKitBoards is releasing their new board tomorrow I think which I’m hoping to get my hands soon :eyes:

Here’s some proof of my halo boards lmao

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@Haveywheightskater it’s not a fun process but I can make 18650 batteries for a Halo Board, this is one I made for @Crispeasy like a week ago

If I made another one I’d do it slightly differently (folded nickel) but it’s possible, this is 12s3p but I could so 10s4p (technically there’s room for 42 cells but you need room for the BMS)

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Yea idk how you were able to fit those braids in, I felt like I had no option but to do folded nickel, but there might be room along the sides for some 16 or 18 AWG…

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Damm i really like the halo board tho I got so used to it sometimes i get a bit crazy and slide it :sweat_smile: il take a look and see what’s out there really appreciate the input man

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wow man you really make those? Thats so cool looks really clean too. What do you charge? if I was gona get a replacement for the halo board

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This is the same board as the radley
I had one here for repair as I was looking at it I thought the only way to put a bigger battery was to add an encloser to to bottom you would end up with two enclosers and a ton of space.
The though was only to use the bottom one for a battery pack

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And also I was surprised at how good it felt for $1000…

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You can read it here

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