Well, since my kid is obsessed with my eskate and snowboard (we are riding together on my board every single day), I have come to idea to make one for him. He already can ride my bamboo GT by himself, but it is simply too long/wide and heavy for him, and with 13kg of his weight he does not have enough weight to make it turn, so basically he can only ride it in a straight line. Other issue is that it is way too powerful for his age.
So what I am looking for is a short, light deck with super soft trucks that he could steer with.
I have some 5065 collecting dust, so that would be the motor of choice for this build.
Is it possible to make a board with single motor, with 6s1p battery and limited motor current to limit top speed at somewhere around 10km/s?
I heart this post. My 10 year old son just asked me to build him an ESK8 and we finally have all the parts we need. I’m strongly considering starting a thread for his extreme budget build, and this post convinced me to do it
One option is to get a regular double kick skateboard deck and mount some longboard trucks (calliber2) on the kicks. This gives them a steeper steering angle to make it easier to turn for a lightweight. Double kick decks are super cheap. The only downside is low ground clearance for batteries and you loose the kicks.
This is great! I’m working on a build for my 9 y/o son.
There is a cheap (~20$) maple board from aliexpress down there somewhere in the thread that some people said looks ok.
@Sender and others: one question I can’t get an answer to, is what is a reasonable “Avg. Energy Use” - set as default to 18W-hr per mile in this calculation. I assume I can lower it significantly for a small 30kg rider, but I’m not sure how much.