Apologies for the lack of picture or if this is in the wrong thread given I actually haven’t built anything, I cvan move this post if needed.
I started going down a rabbit hole about a couple of weeks ago after I stepped on an Evolved Bamboo One, I then started reading up on the issues they have battery wise, truck snapping and worst of all, remote connection reliabilty issues. Living in the UK I started looking at Slick revolution and came to the conclusion that while more reliable I wanted something with more range that I could upgrade. Then I found this forum, learned about batteries, ESC, VESC and much more. Now I don’t really have the time to do go and order each part separately and want to get the board built and riding soonish (I’m going to become a father in Feb).
To explain the name of the board, I surf and enjoy, loose fast surfboards (twin or quad fins) and all of my longboards have been similar, I’d like to recreate that feeling in a motorised version. I’m hoping that a top mounted on RKP trucks should do the trick, even if the board has no flex (85kg/190lbs).
To that extent I found two kits I would be interested in:
The PRO2 from collections/electric-skateboard-conversion-kit/products/pro2-electric-skateboard-conversion-kit
The eskating.eu assembled build from https://eskating.eu/product/electric-skateboard-7020-watts-conversion-kit-by-eskating-assembled/#
I feel those kits are a strong foundation to tinker with further down the line. These would be built on the earthwing belly racer that I have coming in a couple of days.
Finally onto my questions:
The eskating kit comes a little more expensive (taking the import tax from the US into account on regards to the TorqueBoard kit) with almost comparable parts, the battery has a little better range (12s5p esakting / 12s4p TB) but the biggest factor is the fct that eskating.eu has FOCBOXes. Does it make that much diffrence? I haven’t really found much in the way of the advantages of FOXBOX VESC over the Torque VESC?
I have read that TB has reliable parts and how helpful they are when choosing parts and building the eSk8, I have read that Alberto is easily reachable and arranging but I haven’t read much about the parts eskating.eu uses and how reliable they are. Can anyone having bought from Alberto comment on that?
At the end of the day it is a fair whack of money to spend on an eSk8 (and it will be worth it) but I’d like to make sure I buy things that are going to last longer than a year, looking at you Evolved.
Thanks in advance peeps!