I finally beasted out the under glow modules for the board.
Here's a list of PROS and CONS for the board:
-Looks hella beast (that means it looks great in Northern California)
-Extremely smooth ride. The incredible mass of the board keeps it from getting stuck on the usual pebbles and other junk on the ground that can stop a normal board.
-INDESTRUCTIBLE! The 1/2" polycarbonate combined with the two 1/2" x 1" solid aluminum rails give this board 0 flex. Some FEA simulations in SolidWorks suggest it may be able to handle up to around 800 pounds. That's plenty strong enough to stop me from breaking it while jumping. (I have tested by stomping on it... It's not going to break)
-It's reliable. The components were all made from high quality non-corrosive materials (aluminum, plastic, stainless steel). Water and other things in a normal environment won't cause this board any problems.
-It has headlights for night riding. The under glow's position and brightness lights up the road ahead for a good 20 feet.
-It's safe(er). The under glow makes it visible at night so your'e less likely to get run over.
-It's HEAVY. By the end of spring semester I'm going to look like the hulk after carrying this board where I'm not allowed to ride. Pushing off is also going to bulk up my legs. You can SERIOUSLY feel its mass.
-The wheels suck in wet conditions. I found this out with the wooden board. If its even slightly damp you will beef it on a corner. The wheels hydroplane really easily.
-It has terrible ground clearance. Some of the bolts in the trucks hang down too low. They catch on minor cracks in the ground. I've already chipped some concrete while riding. Thankfully the mass of the board kept me going without falling.
Overall I really like it. Even the weight of the board has become somewhat of a feature to me. When this board gets moving it doesn't want to stop, so I don't have to bail as often. I guess I'll see how it survived during the coming semester.