I wanted to ask why gears are not common at all in the esk8 community? The main drawbacks would be noise and lubrication, but other than that, why are belts used more than gears? Mechanically, wouldn’t braking be much more effective? You wouldn’t need to worry about skipping teeth on the pulleys either. You can also make the gearbox far more compact than a belt and pulley. Also don’t need to worry about belt tension. Using Alloy 910 nylon filament, you could also probably print the gears even.
So why aren’t gears more prevalent?