Speaking of Belts: We think belt-driven boards are superior to other drives. Compared to gear drives, belts are easy to replace when they break. When a gear drive fails, you’re walking home (with a huge brick in tow). When a belt breaks, you’re back on the road in 5 minutes (as long you carry a spare). Even if you don’t have a spare, you can still limp home on one belt. Belts are also quieter. Hub drives (once hailed as “the future”) have proven to be unreliable owing to the persistent impacts and vibration transferred directly to the motors, and the lack of any gear ratio makes them less than ideal, especially for a convertible skateboard application. Belts are just better.