Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster. So this summer I’ve decided to build my first board as a personal project. I originally was looking at a few kits, but after looking at reviews and doing a lot of research, I think it would be fun to start from scratch!
About me: I’m a small guy sitting at about 130lbs who has been skating for a lot of my life and just got into esk8 about a year ago and I’m looking to build a board to replace my onan x2. Terrain I ride on ranges from decent pavement to cracked and raised sidewalks.
Belt Drive heavily prefered
Speed: preferably above 25mph
Range: preferably over 8-10 miles, but this board is just for fun and transport around campus
Hill Climbing: Not planning on attacking any steep inclines regularly, but I wouldn’t mind the ability to climb an average incline should it be presented.
Budget: ≈ $750 USD, give or take some.
I like the look of the Skate Metric “Patriot” build, which I can link below, but I don’t really need all the power that it provides. I also enjoy Evolves 2 in 1 boards as I do have some rough ish terrain. “Patriot Build” by Skate Metric
Overall, I know the parts and how to put everything together, I just can’t seem to find the right ones for me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!