Hi everyone! So I’m interested in my first electric skateboard build. The reason being because cheap Chinese boards are crap and high end ones are too expensive. So I want to make one that’s cheaper than a high end but preforms like one. I’ve been reading around on the forums a lot recently and have found a ton of useful information but have still come up short on what products are best for me.
So first some background. I’m 15 years old, 6’00" 150 lbs (a little on the skinnier side) and where I live in Wisconsin, USA it is mostly flat with a few hills.
I decided on a mono drive cause a dual would be too expensive and overkill for me. I want this build to be very straightforward and not super technical. That is why I’m thinking of getting either the Enertion or DIY mono mech kit (not sure what the pros and cons to both are). The other option other wise is to get the CarvON 2.5 single hub motor but where I live the roads are not always the best and I’m afraid it won’t last long. But let’s say I decide to go with belt drive. I’ve done quite a bit of research and cannot figure out what motor is ideal. I don’t want to skimp out and get a cheap one that will break or I’ll be disappointed with its performance. I’m thinking a 6374 is the right size but super confused on the kv. Different manufacturers and models provide a different kv! Some 190 others 245. I don’t want to be limited on where I can go with this thing. This would also probably be a good time to mention that I want a top speed around 28mph/45kmph. Also because I want this build to be simple I’m going to get the Space Cell by Enertion. As for vesc they all seem the same and I’m not sure which company is best to buy from.
So that just about sums up all of my questions! Most of my confusion is coming from the motor selection.
For the price of things I’m thinking: Mech kit- $200 Motor- $100 Space cell pro3 or pro4- $300-400 VESC- $100 Deck- $50 Nano x- $50
I would definitely like to keep it on the cheaper side but I want to get quality components.
So please drop your thoughts, suggestions, and recommendations below and I would greatly appreciate it! Also let me know if I’m missing anything…