Hello everybody, i am new to this forum, but have been lurking for a while.
I’ve decided to get myself an electric loangboard of some sort.
Now i have spent quiet a while reading around on the interwebs, trying to find what is up and down in this interesting form of transportation and fun.
And i have come to the decision to diy a board, but must admit i need some assistance with this.
My needs/specifications is as follow:
I want a good range since i want to use the board for commuting and a bit of joy riding. Will be riding between 5-20 km per trip, and usually got somewhere to charge the board in the mean time, should the need arise. The roads got lots of small and medium sized hills, and lots of starts and stops.
The place i live is fairly cold, wet and rainy most of the year.
I am pretty tall and heavy, just above 100 kg / 220 lbs. This is without all the shit i usually haul around with me. so more like 115 kg / 250 lbs.
Speed isn’t of the essence, but somewhere around 40 kmh / 25 mph would be nice.
Will mostly be driving on asphalt/pavement but might occasionally hit patches of gravel.
Some questions regarding my specific needs/wants have arisen that i have quiet a hard time find satisfying answers for:
Due to the weather conditions, is it even possible to drive around all year/most of the year?
Is my weight a big issue?
Is it possible to make a setup that is mostly “street/cruiser” and less mountain board? (Got experience riding ordinary longboards, but not offroad).
I am thinking about making a dual motor (was thinking 6374’s, haven’t decided on the brand), beltdriven setup. Do i need two ESC’s or one that can run dual setups? In either case, any recommandations?
My understanding is that the batteries got a lot to say about the speed and range, so i was thinking about big ol’ pack of 10S’s of some sort.
Any help will be much appreciated, and in advance, thank you all!
Best regards, RobinRubin