Hello guys, I know that a lot of you entered in the Electric Skateboard world because Boosted made that awesome (Not that Awesome, but beautiful) board. And I imagine that a lot of you want to make a boosted board too, so here is how to make one (In my opinion, please, help me veterans)!
First let’s see what BB uses on their boards:
The Board it Self
For the deck Boosted uses Loaded Vanguard with Paris Trucks (on the V2) and Calibers (on V1) combinated with the Orangatang InHeat (V1) and the 80A Kegels (V2)
Boosted uses LiFePo batteries, I’ve read that they uses 12s1p with A123 cells and it can be true, because at nominal voltage this batteries have 111Wh.
They use such small motors, I’ve read that they uses 4954 motors with 190Kv, that can be true, with 12s batteries that Kv is a bit high…
Sorry, but this is where the experts will help me, I could not find the gearing of it, but in my calculation, with a 80mm wheels you can use the 190kv motors with 40T/16T and will reach the same top speed, maybe more.
Other Stuff Boosted have their own stuff, like Esc and Motor Mount, but our community have the solution to this
So Now is the Part that you build your own Boosted Board
Let’s start with the Longboard, the shape you can buy a original Loaded or buy this deck and you’re done. Now let’s go to the wheels (I want to talk more about trucks after), you can’t run out of Orangatangs with you want a real look like BB, so buy that Kegels and be happy, seriously, I have them, they are just awesome. And the trucks? So look what I found on Ebay These are way too similar to the Boosted mounts and they can be used with Paris Trucks (Quality not guaranteed) or you can buy Calibers and use the mount of your choice. And that is just the First part.
Now let’s go to the Electronics (YEAAH), to fit two motors you will need XX55 motors, so 5055 and 6355 are the way to go, buy the right kv for your battery or you can fry your motor. I think the cheapest option are the SK3’s and here are the links:
but they just work with batteries until 8s, so you will need a lower kv to have more voltage (Remember, More Voltage= More Range and More Speed) so here are the other options (There are others than this two)
I think we are great in the motor part.
I don’t thing there is any other quality ESC than VESC, So I recommend Vesc. If you have more money buy FOCBOX or VESC6, they are just beasts, I saw some videos about the VESC6 on the SerpentBoard Instagram and DAMN, they are the heaven.
If you’re building a Boosted Clone I think you don’t have a small budget, so do not buy Lipos, seriously, they are cheap and have a great current, but they are really dangerous. LiFePo is the way, but they are pretty expensive. Li-ions are cheaper and are good, a 10s2p or 10s3p is enough. 12s is a bit harder because pass the ERPM Limit and you’ll need to limit it at the BLDC tool.Or you can go cheap with a 6s battery, you decide
Charge with a Bms, it’s easier, I don’t know other way to do this with 10s batteries, here are a lot of options
Pulley Kit and Belts
Buy a Kegel Pulley kit and you’re done
Thingsverse have Boosted Enclousures but I think Eboosted sells them… or you can buy the full battery at
And that is it, maybe no one will give attention, but I would love this thread when I was building my build, so maybe I’m helping someone, You’re welcome