I know that this is an “Electric Skate Builders Forum,” but has anyone built gas? It seems to me a gas board would have several advantages, but even better than gas…
I am also wondering about gas-electric boards. It would be awesome to run a generator to charge the battery, which would be small, and then, when in the city proper, or on pedestrain ways, ect. kill the generator and just run on electricity. I know it would be inefficient, but for an esk8 the total amount of power is so small, I don’t think it would be too big of a deal, and it could potentially give the board huge range. Plus, the gas motor could be much smaller than if the gas motor was direct to the wheels, because the batter would handle peak shaving, when you accelerated, ect.
Thinking about doing something along these lines, and wondering if someone else already has.
Also, I know gas boards are what got powered skate banned in some parts of Canada, so I am also wondering what your thoughts are from that perspective.