What’s up guys, I am slowly putting together parts for my first Esk8 to replace my Segway that I currently use on my 6-7 mile daily commute. I live in SoCal so I commute this way year round. Though the weather is dry 98% of the time there is an occasional wet day. I’m looking for a very reliable build that I can troubleshoot and fix myself. I am planning a single motor build to begin with but plan to run a dual diagonal when I have more money to dump into it. My commute is mostly flat and I weight 200 pounds. Here’s what I’m looking at:
DECK - not sure yet, looking at something in a longboard style (39" +) that I can run up to 107’s on or possibly the Ollin deck but not sure and it’s kind of steep. I really like the look of the RedEmber decks but it’s going to come down to cost of main components before a really nice deck for now.
TRUCKS - Caliber IIs
MOTOR MOUNTS(s) - Dickyho
VESC - looking at the Ollin after reading a few reviews on here but am open to suggestions. Not against anything except junk that won’t last!! I have looked at Focbox and the dual from flipsky that’s on sale right now but the negative reviews scare me a bit. I don’t mind starting with a single and adding a second for quality if need be.
BATTERY - 10s3p or??? @psychotiller lives just over the hill from me so maybe I will talk to him and figure something out. I’m looking for something with decent speed when I’m out just riding around but good range so I won’t have to worry about charging it every day. As long as it’s faster than my painfully slow Segway I will be happy (10.9 mph)
MOTOR(s) - looking at TB 6374 190kv or 6380 170kv or quality equivalents due to my weight and single motor use at first.
DRIVE - Im torn between belt and chain, I like the longevity of chain but haven’t found a lot of people on the forums running it. The noise doesn’t bother me nor does the upkeep. Being a High school Mountain bike coach with 2 kids that race I’m always in the garage messing with things so keeping the sk8 up isn’t an issue.
WHEELS - Probably Abec flywheel’s between 90 &107mm not clones. Or Ollin Popoca’s for their stealthiness.
REMOTE - not sure on this, it seems most of them have their issues. I thought about the Hoyt puck but I’m just not sure …
BLUETOOTH - read the write up on the Metr-pro this morning and it sounds Awesome. With all the features it has I think it would work great for monitoring everything from my phone andake it easy to adjust if need be without opening up the board.
This board will be used as my primary transportation during the week between the bus, train and work/home. That’s why I like the dual diagonal set up for Ballance while carrying it. Im not ultra worried about weight, my Segway is 26# now. Please throw any ideas at me that you may have. I have started purchasing the basics like trucks and mounts but that is as far as I have gotten.