Hi Esk8 builders community,
Been reading and researching for quite some time. Could use a second set of eyes before i commit to a few things. There’s a ton of great info here, but the esk8 world is exploding and information gets outdated very fast I’ve learned.
Purchased an Ownboard W1A in May as a way to get started and have been riding it as my full time commuter in Philadelphia ever since! It’s far from stock because the road vibrations made it nearly unrideable. Currently running 50/44 calibers, a 36” maple deck from amazon and it will remain a commuter for me. I’d like to pick up a new deck to further improve ride quality in the future. image|375x500
I live in Philadelphia and the streets are pretty rough here. Top speed isn’t a priority for me, the 22mph top I have now is too much for these road conditions and a 36” deck in most places. I’m really looking for the bottom and midrange torque and ride comfort.
I plan to get a new deck, maybe something bamboo to continue improving ride quality for that board as it will remain a commuter. Might even upgrade the ESC if it’s worth it.
Anyways, I’m ready to start building my second board and could use some help. It’s funded and just waiting for me to hit purchase. Here’s what I have so far: Vanguard flex 2
Caguamas and 90mm ABEC clones, caliber 50/44s
60 - 30q cells, planning a 3 or 4 p build at 10S Will 3D print the housings/enclosures
Here’s what Im looking for some reassurance on:
Torque boards 6354 190kv motors - these seem to be the highest torque of the 6354s and are sensored.
Since I’ll be running 85 to 90mm wheels, was thinking 15t motor pulley and 36t wheel. VESC- eyeing the Flipsky 4.2 and 4.2 dual, any opinions on individual vs dual? There’s so much info- but I believe 4.2 cutouts are limited to 12s and these don’t have the problematic integrated anti spark switch. Antispark switch - need a recommendation that’s reliable and affordable. BMS- have seen several, would like to be able to charge at higher than 2A. Still wrapping my head around wiring one that bypasses discharge.
Really appreciate your time everyone as well as all of the great information and support here.
Eager to get started on this thing. Can’t wait to ride on the flexy deck at faster than kick speed.