So here I am. Skateboarderd for ten year. I sucked at tricks, I mainly used it for getting around. Stopped riding for reasons I can’t remember. Now I’m moving to another city where roads are all asphalt, where the weather is better and where my daily commute would take ages because of traffic. Daily commute is about 9 km with some moderate inclines (a few 20 somewhat meter clims). Nothing special. An eboard seems like a great way to get around while still having a bit of fun
I’ve been reading up for weeks and decided that I like the Enertion Raptor the most, however I don’t like the way it looks. I’m really quite picky, it’s a problem, haha. So I’ve been told that you don’t go too crazy with customization it’s all fairly reasonable to do. I work on cars and bikes and build skateboards and computers before, so I guess I should be good.
Before I start splashing down money I thought I’d first post my build list here for you guys to shoot on. I like my build to look clean and somewhat classic. So no fancy graphics and colours. Say what you will about the Boosted Board, but in the looks department they’re up there.
I’m 185 cm, weigh 80 kg
Board Seeing as I’ve skated in the past and like to have some fun outside of just commuting I’ve decided I want a kicktail board. I also like the look of a twintip and that should help avoid wheel bite. I don’t need it to be completely symmetrical as it’ll be electric. So I’ve been looking around a lot and finally came the Hekmati&Olson. They have the D97 which is a freestyle board and the FD100 which is a little wider and longer, and more freeride oriented with a bigger concave. I think for my build the FD100 is the best choice, but I like the look of both. Specs: 100 cm long, 25 cm wide, 72 cm wheelbase and 14mm concave.
Edit. So yeah, I got the FD100. See a picture of my board below
Trucks I like Jason and I would’ve liked to be able to throw some more business his way, but I just don’t really like the blue colour on his equipment. I want them black, so I think just getting the Caliper 2 50° trucks at 10 inch wide is the easiest way to go. Am I right in thinking these are simply the same as the Enertion 50D trucks?
Electronics I don’t want to screw around too much with this as Enertion seems to have a great line-up of electric components. I like their case and they have everything. I might do the LHB trick of getting the blue of the mounts though. So I’ll get Enertions SPACE cell battery + housing, motors and mounts. I want the dual motor kit. I might not need it, but I want it.
VESCs I’m thinking just getting the Enertion ones are fine, but from what I’ve read not everybody is convinced they’re great. Should I get the Ollin board’s one or are Enertion’s fine? And should I get the premium ones or just the regular ones?
Wheels and pulleys So yeah I like Enertion, but I just don’t like his blue. I’d much rather have something black. I’ve seen the Abec Flywheel clones and the Evolve GT wheels look okay too. However these probably won’t just bolt on like the Enertion stuff would, or am I wrong about that? Like could I get the Enertion setup and use the Evolve pulley with Evolve wheels for example? Or maybe the Enertion pulley just fits these wheels? I have tools to work on the trucks a little (I got a dremel ) but I’m not really looking forward to big hackjobs.
Remote Haven’t decided on a remote yet. So your suggestions are welcome!
And please just shoot on my proposed set-up, maybe there are some clear flaws