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i have been researching what to all day and i have come up with 3 options, which one would be the best in your opinion and i will be going to two diagonal motors later on…

Option 1
battery - $480
Pulley kit - $58
Motor Mount - $83
motor - diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/electric-skateboard-motor-6374/ $168
Controller - diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/torqueboards-2-4ghz-nano-remote-controller/ $84
esc - diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/torqueboards-12s-120a-car-esc-opto-hv/?attribute_type=Single+12S+120A+Unsensored+ESC $203
programming card - diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/torqueboards-esc-programming-card/ $21
Ubec - diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/12s-ubec/ $27
wheels - diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/83mm-longboard-e-power-flywheels/?attribute_color=Yellow $70
trucks - $68

Total = $1262 nzd

option 2
batteries 2x $131
balance charger - $41
wheels motor etc diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/semi-complete-2650w-single-motor-electric-skateboard-kit/ $760
extra for cords and shipping - $68
total $1000 nzd

option 3
evolve bamboo $1045 nzd (have alot of mates in aus that would bring one back for me)

Any advice would be great! it would be my first build

What do you reckon @Luke

Instead of the car esc, get a VESC either from @Chaka ( or @onloop (

@torqueboards is selling them for $99 on sale rn while they’re preorder

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Those wheels you are looking at look really marked up for ABEC clones.

I was wondering about that but his esc looks so easy to programme (first board) can you use the same programme card to change all the settings on a vesc?? @ra.rend

They are more expensive but because he has free shipping the ones on ebay turn out to be more with shipping to NZ

You change settings on the vesc with a computer. Too many options for a programming card.

All you really need to do with the vesc is to do a motor detection (he has a tutorial for motor detection then change some settings. Since you’re using a space cell, @onloop recommends you use these settings VESC FAQ | Optimized S.P.A.C.E Cell Settings. Btw I’m new to esk8 building as well, and have never done this since my vesc has’n arrived yet (I ordered mine last month).