First off, don’t want to be giving the impression that I’m going to start producing trucks or something. I’m just goofing off with junk in my shop, so take this as largely hypothetical/theoretical.
Given that, what I’ve got is an idea of a truck that more or less has leaf springs, and I think might be able to pull off a suspension travel of… Optimistically 3/4 of an inch. Not a Baja Board, but better than Avenue Trucks, and certainly better than Ronins or MBS Channel Trucks.
My main question would be, if I had to either optimize for hub motors or a pully system and it was going to be fairly mutually exclusive, which of those options would be most suitable for it?
Are current hub motors options good enough that getting rid of the harsh ride with suspension makes them a winner in this scenario?
If you had a chance to make a custom truck for your Eskate, what would you be looking for thats different from your run of the mill caliber?
For the trucks itself, I’m afraid there’s not much to share ATM. I’ll have a video I’m sure if I get something made ( and working ) Its looking like it could be a fairly compact design with lots of room for stuff. Potentially really low loss of turning to slop. And maybe I might be able to pull off Other Planet-esque raising center of gravity to make them really stable.
One cool idea I have for it is I could use tube stock steel for the hanger construction and if you’re using generic hub motors like this:
You just feed the wires down the tube out the center of the hanger, and the motor mounts slide in the tube and fix with some loktite and a couple of bolts, and you’re set.
Tubing is really nice because its strong and lightweight. Not so good if you’re planning to grind at the skate park, but I think its got an application here.