Run those wheels careful and carry extra tires especially on pavement.
Hah, cool that you found about them now! At least I now know that what im writing and posting here is not useless and unworthy
Yeah, I’ve been sort of ‘‘dreaming’’ about getting such a ‘‘slim’’ / ‘‘bare’’ board like the noSno in the future, too
Electric version of it (done right) should look deadly / badass
Somehow from looking and seeing that you got an aluminium deck yourself, I thought about sharing some of these ‘‘bizzare’’ deck ideas with you… so yeah, I hope you will figure something out one day and will be able to get such a ‘‘bare’’ board yourself
A lot of them are located in the uk, unfortunately… not sure will you easly get one in usa… but you can try :)… Since you live on the east side might not be that much of a problem
About that dirt track you mentioned:
We have a state park close to me, Joe Wheeler State Park, that has an 8 mile dirt trail that Im dieing to try on en eMTB.
That would be an awesome experience to ride it probably - Ive been already imagining how would it be to get some ‘‘big air’’ with an emtb It looks like @Nowind has done some jumps before, just not sure how big
Plus, you would probably need a somewhat decent battery size for that track… or at least a hot swap battery available I think those little hills (if the track has them) would eat some battery life while climbing them
Is there something I should know? You got me worried now
Thats no problem, I have colleagues in the UK, I am sure I could get one of them to purchase the deck and accessories and then ship it to me. Ill be looking into this for sure.
I think he saw somewhere that one guy had a broken hub / rim… another one (or the same) said that they wear down pretty fast… (the wheels / tread of them)…
Not sure should you take this as a concern… I think the same happens with car tires… depends on how you handle them etc… probably just dont do some massive jumps or any other abuse to them…
After busting an enclosure and volt meter I dont do big curb hops or jumps anymore. I’ll keep an eye on them after every ride to make sure they don’t blow on me.
Ive had blowouts while carving hard ( which feels awesome) at 20 mph… I rolled out of it but could really hurt. These tires only have like 100-200km range on hard surface. I have a set of the original enertion 5 rims that I ran mine on. Haven’t had them on in a bit, but bought a stock from alien… Drive want to try other 5 inch rubber
The rubber wears quick
Blowout sounds dramatic. More of a instaflat. the rim had 0 traction
Ewww, doesnt sound fun. I think I’ll be ok, just building this board to ride some golf trails and rough concrete. I doubt I’ll ever hit 15mph on it. Glad you weren’t hurt.
Carving with these is the best…Didn’t mean to scare just be careful out there.
Ill give it a try, just don’t know how to Ill get any traction from feet to deck with no concave on the board for big carves.
Nawww, my Mamma always said I was too dumb to be scared . Prolly why I had 6 concussions, 2 broke arms and 2 broke legs before I was out of high school.
For anyone that does not want to go through all the trouble and have the skike hubs machined:
@Maxid hah, cool idea actually… - something goes out of production or is hard to obtain - create on your own and print with 3d printer…
What plastic did you use for them? Just curious … how well they will hold up compared to that ABS + composite plastic they seem to be using for regular plastic hubs
printed in ABS+ on a uPrint SE
@mmaner sorry for hijacking your thread - just seemed like it would fit here with your skike wheels
Nice, I am interested in how the hold up. How much are you planning on selling them for? I would also suggest making pilot holes for standard wheel pulleys (36T prolly), with a 190KV motor on 10s, startup shouldn’t be a problem.
No worries here brother, its all info for the greatest adiction of all time
Actually was not planning on selling them. I’ll upload the file to grabCAD once i actually know they hold up.
I will design a standoff plate so that I can mount my 36t kegel pulley on it which has 5 screw holes and was intended for the original skike hub.
@Maxid If they hold up and you can offer them for a decent price I think - why not… skike wheels seems to have went extinct a bit…
Great idea, Ill keep a watch for them. Good thinking.