Hi esk8 lovers!
So having built my first electric longboard I’m now desperate to build/own an electric mountainboard! This is partly due to the ENORMOUS potential I see with this becoming the next great extreme sport. I’m sure I’m not alone in this thinking but coming from a snowboard background and riding a lot of indoor snowdome park and riding motocross I’m desperate to see how a super torquey all terrain board would handle a motocross or bmx track. Initially I want to try and nail freestyle runs on existing tracks, race, but eventually would love to see bespoke parks built with huge jumps and rails - just like a snowboard park but on the flat and made of mud!! Does this exists anywhere already to anyone’s knowledge and is the dream already taking shape?
Anyways, first things first I need a board! From everything I’ve read Trampa looks to be the best foundation and there are some just beautiful/insane boards on this forum @Whitepony, @Kaly, @squad, @nowind, @laurnts, @onloop to name but a few legend builders - no offence to anyone I missed, these are the names I can remember of the top of my head!
I’ve had a quick look around and there happens to be one on Gumtree near to me and I wondered if anyone could advise whether this would work or not? Otherwise I’ll be looking at importing one to Oz which I’m guessing will be expensive?
I’ve asked the seller for more detail on the individual parts and they are as follows (to the best of my knowledge):
Trampa Infinity 12mm hollow axle trucks with upgraded Springs http://www.trampaboards.com/infinity-trucks--solid-hanger-body-with-12mm-solid-axles--mega-strong-p-11151.html
Note: these are the solid ones but he claims they’re hollow??
Trampa HYPA HH02 hubs
PRIMO Alpha lite high pressure tyres
Trampa Camlock bindings in custom colours
Trampa Deck is a 12ply 35* blank short deck http://www.trampaboards.com/35-short-mountainboard-blank-deck--1215ply---p-11142.html
So would this work? Is 12 ply likely to be too flexy or will it just depend how I mount the battery? I’m 80kg btw.
The price works out to be around 385 GBP so I could source a new board for not too much more but postage would probably be a killer….I’m guessing….I guess I could be pleasantly surprised? @Trampa?
Anyways, just to give you an idea of what might become an initial test track there’s a bmx dirt track a 10 min walk (2 min ride!) from my office in Adelaide and I just walked over on my lunch break to check it out - here’s some pics!
BTW - it apparently gets SUPER busy on weekends so I’ll check it out again and make some vids when there’s a little more activity. Also the covers I think are just to protect it from the elements and can be removed by riders prior to riding.
I’d be grateful for any input, haven’t thought about the rest of the build yet as I thought I could just get used to the feel of a mountainboard first and then electrify after!