Will be my third build, but first build thread. I fell in love with Okp’s and @whitepony’s trick/freeboard esk8 idea and well…I just couldn’t help myself. Told my wife about this idea of an electric skateboard that I could jump curbs with…“sounds like a bad idea” was her immediate response, hence the name. I’m over forty and she’s probably right, but screw it, only live once.
Picked up a Jet Spud from Muirskate. Added 44degree caliber 2 trucks and Otang kegels. I’m 6’1" and was worried about the short deck/wheel base of the spud, but it actually feels pretty solid and stable. I’m not planning on gearing this for speed anyway. Freeboard bindings came in the mail a couple weeks ago. Base plate is pretty heavy chrome steel, didn’t fit, gave it a quick black paint and slapped them on using outer truck screws.http://miamielectricboards.com/shop-1/12s-stealth-battery
Still waiting on:
Ollin VESC Enertion mount Nano remote
Motor - want to go with a sensored motor. Seems like it could save some hassle of popping out/in the bindings at lights and stop signs. Considering @chaka 5065 170kv and @torqueboards 6355 170kv. I have one @chaka’s motor on another 12s build and it runs fine, decent torque, and the smaller diameter affords greater clearance which is attractive for this trick board, but the odd hole spacing is annoying…basically only fits enertion mounts. Also the sensor wires need to be reorganized to plug into the VESC. @torqueboards motor seems like it would do the trick, but it’s not in stock yet and I’ve never used one, so it’s an unknown. All in all, I’m probably leaning towards TBs motor, probably a bit more torque and if I decide to swap it out to another build at a later date, I don’t have to worry about limiting myself to enertion only mounts (even though I like enertion mounts). Links for motors diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/electric-skateboard-motor-6355-170kv/ http://www.ollinboardcompany.com/product/om5065-170kv
12mm or 15mm - I have a 12mm mono and get belt slippage under aggressive breaking (unless belt is crazy tight). 15mm might eliminate or severally reduce slippage. Trying to decide if it’s worth it…12mm motor and wheel pulley options are abundant…15mm not so much. Also want to stick with Kegel wheels…even fewer 15mm options. Appreciate any feedback on 15mm vs 12mm.
LHB wire channels New enclosure Color scheme