This is my first time ever building a DIY electric skateboard, but I think I have done my research well enough to get on with my own thread now. I would really like your opinions and expertise to help me build the best skateboard for my needs
And by the way, I’m willing to pay up to 2 000 EUR (~2 300 USD) for this board, all included. Less is always better of course, but I can also go a bit above that if it’s justifiable.
Let’s get going with what my expectations and needs are for this board: • First of all, I need to be able to drive off road. This is a must, since most roads I go on are crappy as hell and often full of gravel (Sweden…). • Secondly, I also want the possibility of switching out the terrain wheels for street wheels if I want to. I hope this is possible. • I want two motors. Plain and simple. That’s just what I want. I need that torque! • I have severe range anxiety, so my battery has to be big. I’m not a fan of Lipo batteries at all (they scare me shitless), so I guess I will have to go with 18650’s. I believe 12s4p or 12s6p is good for me. I want to be able to go at least 30 km (~18 miles) in one charge. • I want to be able to charge the board with a “laptop-style” charger. I take the charger with me in my backpack to work, so a big bulky charger is a big no-go. • Top speed isn’t that important to me. Torque is what I’m going all-in for. A top speed of 30-35 km/h (~18-22 mph) is plenty enough, but I want to be able to climb hills and go off-road like a beast. I’m also a bit on the heavy side (90kgs / 200 lbs) so it’s probably a good idea to have torque. • I think I want some foot straps on the board, but I’m not quite sure about that part yet. • I’m going to use the board mostly for commuting, but also for fun on my free time. • Lastly, all parts must be available in Europe/Sweden. I don’t want to import from the US if I don’t really have to.
So that sums up my expectations and needs of the board. I don’t really know exactly what parts I want though. That’s where I need your help. I’ve been looking alot at Trampa and E-toxx, which seems really nice, but I’m afraid that E-toxx might blow my budget a bit.
So, what are my questions for you guys to get me started with this DIY mountainboard build? • First of all, do you think this is possible to build with my budget? • What kind of motors should I get? I know I want low Kv, since I want high torque, but that’s basically all I know. • Should I go for direct drive, belt drive, or chain drive? • What controller should I get? I don’t want one of those bulky Rc-remotes. I want something a bit more like the Evolve R2 controller. • And please help me out with recommendations for any parts at all that fits my budget. I really am starting from scratch here, so I don’t have a clue
Please help me out here as much as you want. I really appreciate all the help I can get!