This will be my first official build (putting bought Meepo trucks and battery onto a board doesn’t count)
I’ll be picking up the DB Freeride 41" board as I have seen a few DB boards around the internet for Eskateboards and it looks like it’ll be a good crusiey board.
For the moment to get it running I’ll be throwing the Meepo gear onto the new board, but first I’ll have to look into getting a new enclosure so I don’t have to drill heaps of holes into the board.
Was looking into maybe the Evolve Gen2 (as I live in the far off land of Australia, custom options become expensive really quickly with postage)
Motors I’m torn between 5065s and go all out for 6355s.
Battery I’m probably going 10s4p (potentially going 12s4p if it’ll fit in the enclosure) This will offer heaps more range than my Backfire G2S.
As I’ll be using the board 99% for commuting everywhere, range is pretty important. ATM I can get into the City from my house JUST on one full charge riding pretty conservatively.
ESk8 ESC seem like a good option so far.
Remote and receiver is something I haven’t really put much time into researching just yet. Well open to suggestions.
I’m planning on having a go at building my own battery, have a fair amount of electronics knowledge and also access to a friend with far more than me this will also mean I could potentially do a second battery for a “semi hot-swap” (may not need it with the 12s4p)
I’ll post up some photos in this of my currently Meepo Setup on a very very short board, it really tries to throw you on anything over speed setting 2 if you’re not careful with your throttle control.
The Backfire G2S is an amazing board and I love it, but the range I’m finding is letting me down. So rather than modify that which is already a great board, I figured I’ll try my hand at building something myself