Hey there guys!
I was originally only going to pick up the skullboard rear truck kit + front wheels…But ultimately, i did not want to go taking apart my current set up which is working soooo perfect for me right now.
Sooo to rule out any esc incompatibilities and such, I opted to just buy a complete skullboard (s1 model).
Charged it up to 99% last night and took it out for my first spin… Tonight I charged it to 100% and took it out again. And I have the same report for both rides…
I definitely was looking forward to a nice smooth cushioned ride with those big soft rubber wheels,
But that was definitely not the case… At the moment, I do not fully know the cause of the issue - but I have lots of vibration vibrationnn vibrationnnnnn… I checked allllll the nuts and bolts and everything is secure.
After riding the board for only about 5 minutes, my feet are tingly and toes are numbing.
Definitely more noticeable vibration at slower speeds. BOTH front and back feet are getting the vibration.
I was anticipating a much more cushioned ride, but that is simply not the case!
It is noticeably loud. makes my wowgo2s on avenue trucks sound silent and muchhh much smoother in comparison. I wonder if it’s the pattern of the tread, Making the sound/vibration… or if it is the motors… but I’m not 100% sure. When i test the motors up off the ground, they spin smoothly without any vibration or noise…
With the board flipped over, testing the wheels - Visually they stay very uniform and there is not wobble to indicate that they may be unbalanced etc…
There is a VERY loud sound associated with carving in the front wheels. It sounds unhealthy. (This is on very smooth pavement in my condo’s very large parking lot.) I took it out across the street to much larger parking area by where the asphalt is much rougher, and it definitely is tough on the feet out there too.
The large tires did help absorb the large bumps and cracks when I rode through them to test it… But i’m a little torn about that payoff, because with the wheels, i’m also getting much much more vibration, and noise, and rough riding ALL the time on the S1. The skullboard s1 did not make it up the same hill my wowgo2s does.
(Both at the highest speed setting.) The s1 crapped out about 60% up the hill to a full stop. I pushed on the throttle til it just would not go anymore… First attempt up the hill was at 75% battery. Second attempt up the hill was with 100% battery. Same exact result. I rode the board until my remote buzzed stating that the battery was at 25%. At this point, there was very significant lag off the line… My total ride time was much shorter than my wowgo2s. and in comparison, my test ride wasn’t even really pushing the speed and terrain as I do i standard rides… When i got home, i touched the rear hubs and truck to feel how hot it was… couldn’t keep my fingers on it for 2 seconds. it was hotttttttt… like worrisome hot… Also, Skullboard s1 was delivered with wires backwards on the hubs so the remote reverse switch is flopped… It is a small deal but man… good quality control is in the details! I’m surely not impressed by the skullboard s1 full setup and those rubber wheels at the moment… But perhaps this can change if I can solve the battery power and torque issues first, then figure out where alllll this vibration and noise is coming from. I’ll try and get some video footage of the sounds and such this weekend.