Hi my name is Lloyd and I want a good electric skateboard for a great price.
I have researched a little bit right now. Started with looking at the Boosted Board then Evolve and finally to Enertion. Unfortunatelly the Enertion board is too expensive and only buying parts from Australia isn’t in my budget because of taxes. I started looking for european options and came by Alien Drive Systems in the UK (so no taxes to The Netherlands) and the reviews weren’t great but also not bad. So I wanted to buy some parts from Alien Drive Systems and some parts from Enertion because I like how Jason runs his company and want to support him but I just can’t buy everything. I only know the basis, so that’s why I started this topic, to ask your opinions and maybe answer some questions.
I want to use my board for just cruising around, no big hills here but I like to go fast. I am a big guy, around 230lbs, so it needs to have some power and I want to get atleast 12 miles or 20km on one single charge. I was thinking about €800 for everything.
I hope you guys can give me some advice and give me tips about compatibility.
The Parts: Board (€74.98) https://www.sickboards.nl/nl/all-deck-only-s/3586-deville-super-sport-deck-only.html Is this a good board or maybe to much flex?
Vesc (€88.15) http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/vesc-standard/ The vesc from enertion, I hope it will skip through dutch customs but is it compatible with the motor from Alien? I heard great things about it and they say its better than the one from alien. Or shall i buy the one from esk8.de ? it’s almost twice as expensive so i don’t think it is worth it.
Battery (€311.25) http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/space-cell-pro3-electric-skateboard-battery/ Again Enertion. Why this battery? because it is nice packed and I heard good things about it. It is compatible with the motors right?
Drive System (€116.19) I saw this and I think its a good deal. I’m not sure if the motor pulley and belt are included but is sent them an email.
Motor (€76.76) I don’t know what motor I need. There is so much choose and I don’t know what to choose for me. It’s 63mm and I think it has enough KV(170) and 3200Watt but I seriously don’t know. Maybe you guys know a great alternative what suits me the best. Enertions motor I like but soooo expensive and tax
Wheels (4x €10.63) http://alienpowersystem.com/shop/cnc-kit/alien-power-wheel-83mm-78a/?attribute_colours=Orange Standard cheap, but good enough wheels for me (I guess?)
Trucks (2x €23.50) Standard, cheap and knowing that it will work with the kit
Bearings (€11.69) again, cheap and will fit
Remote (€53.14) I saw this one and it isn’t ugly and it looks pretty solid but I couldn’t find any reviews about it. What do you guys think? Worth it? Or maybe you have one yourself and what is your experience with it.
I think it’s a great start but there are probably a lot of rookie mistakes. I hope you guys can give me some feedback.