This will be my first build of the two in the upcoming months. The first one will be to get my feet wet in the hobby and provide some wheels for the misses. As I’m building this one on a budget, the goal is build a decent board for under $400. The following are the expected items, however I’m always up for recommendations and/or other retailers. My effort was to limit retailers to save on shipping costs.
Deck: SkateShred Olive-wood : I choose this board as it provides a large build area. The drop down style leads me to believe it will easier to skate on as beginner. I’m roughly 260lbs, so I was looking for a budget deck that would support me and this is rated for 376lbs. Most of the other budget decks I have found list 220-260lbs max weight.
Wheels: 90mm Flywheel Clones : I don’t want to spend the money on authentic ones but from the reviews I’ve read on the board these are the better quality clones.
Bearings: Cheap ABEC7s : Similar to the wheels, as my first build I just wanted something usable.
Mount: @dickyho Mount : I would select the Caliber option when it becomes in stock.
Option 2 Trucks: Budget Clones : Realizing the HK mounts only touch 3 sides on the caliber mounts, this would be an inexpensive option for round trucks.
Mount: Hobby King Mount : Inexpensive and works with a variety of truck styles.
Speed Controller: Flipsky Mini VESC : Took advantage of the Facebook coupon for $20 off. Only wanted a single motor for first build. As it will be my wife’s in the end I wanted to braking benefits of the VESC and the ability to program limiters.
Remote Control: Hobby King GT2B : Ideally I will be sourcing a 3D printed mod and I’ve heard horror stories of cheap china ones loosing connectivity.
Motor: [Flipsky 6354 190kv] : I considered a 6374 but not sure if it’s needed as I’m not looking for top speed.
Anti-Spark Key: Who need a button when you have a key.
I’m sure there is more to come and decision to make, but if you have any input please share.