I just took up the challenge of building my own first electric board. I’m planning on making it FAST and POWERFUL! By this, I mean it should be able to surpass 30mph no problem (technically go ~55, but that’s just calculations and I’d never go that fast).
As far as the wheels go, I was just thinking of using 85mm orangoutang wheels. I would use the caliper II trucks, but I don’t know what kind of deck I want. I was thinking of the bamboo vanguard, but I think that would be too bouncy for those kinds of speeds. I like the evolve board - 7 ply maple and 2 ply bamboo. That way, it is stiff but not too much. I also ideally would like to say in the ~$50 range, but I know it may be hard finding a good bamboo maple deck so I can stray. Also, I like the idea of a drop through deck, but I hear they make you loose too much clearance, so I don’t think its worth it. I do like the free-wheel decks because they don’t have any chance of catching the wheels while curving. Do ya’ll know of any good decks?
Lastly, I’m looking for a good motor mount. There are a few on amazon and DIY boards, but they don’t have very good reviews.
All and any help is greatly appreciated!
Deck (fully maple, no bamboo).
Motor Mount: collections/electric-skateboard-motor-mounts/products/single-bolt-on-motor-mount-w-drive-wheel-kit