I’ve posted a wanted ad here as I’m looking to get two 50mm to test a new concept.
Now that the skate cycle is well on its way, what I’d really like to build is a board that can drift. When I say drift, I mean like a real car. I want both real wheels spinning with minimal traction so the back end slides out and then the front end controls direction (For the most part). In order to make this happen, what I’m envisioning is a board with a pivot in the middle, so that steering can be controlled not only by leaning, but also by rotation of the front or rear foot. Similar to how you steer a skatecycle or a snakeboard. Except I think I only need one pivot point as opposed to two. To get a good drift, both rear wheels need to be spinning and I was thinking of putting some abs piping over the wheels to reduce traction. The front wheel(s) would also need a drive mechanism as they would essentially be what is propelling the board forward to sustain a drift. The rear wheels will provide some forward momentum, but given they are going to mostly be spinning, it probably wouldn’t be enough to sustain a long drift which is my goal.
I have a concept in mind to build an axle that drives both rear wheels at the same time with a belt drive from one motor. I’m going to fab it out of old skateboard bearing, tubing and whatever else I have lying around. No idea if it will work or not…
For the front, I’m going to just do a homemade motor mount and a belt drive to keep it simple.
What do you guys think? Is it feasible?