Hello everyone, my name is Ethan and this is my first electric skateboard build. I’ve been reading a lot and I’ve slowly compiled a list of parts. However, I want to make sure everything works together, and I hope that some more experienced builders can give me suggestions.
My goal with this build is to have a reliable but affordable board. My main necessity is to get up semi-steep hills as there are a lot in my town. I plan to ride this every week day and will need to ride up these hills every day as well. I do want a somewhat speedy board though (~20MPH?). I hope to stay around $400, but it’s not a super tight budget. Are there any changes/additions I should make?
Also, I was wondering where I should put the motor. I saw somewhere that you should have it on your heel, but I’m not sure if it should be front or back.
Thanks in advance, Ethan