Hi everyone. New to the forum, but I have been considering electric skate/longboards for quite some time. I am a larger rider (about 205 lbs and 6 ft tall) and want to get an electric longboard to commute to/from work, uphill 3 miles from my home. I skated from a young age and then didn’t skate at all for about 15 years and just picked it up again to chase my kids around town as they get better and better at riding their bikes. The idea of an electric anything right now really scratches an itch. I gather from reading this forum that I should invest in at least a dual belt motor setup. I am looking to spend around $700.
I know too little about electrical engineering to make my own DIY setup right now, and I would rather start out seeing what right looks like than experience trial & error over many months. My work takes me on a lot of trips throughout Europe, so it is ideal to have something functional with which to explore these cities.
The budget complete setups I found seem to be either composed of low quality components or more costly than I am willing to fork over for my first e skate/longboard. I would love to go ahead and buy a Boosted, Enertion or Evolve complete, but I am once again constrained by budget. I considered a Benchwheel dual or perhaps a Koowheel dual, but it seems to be a gamble on how long they will last; 15 minutes? A month? The “false economy” of buying some cheap Chinese boosted knockoff only to have it die is my nightmare scenario.
The plug and play options which aren’t plagued with nightmare reviews on this forum, amazon, YouTube etc, look terrific but are unavailable and too expensive for me (mellow) at this juncture.
The nice completes (Boosted, Enertion, Evolve) all also seem to be out of stock, with no definite stocking date. This is a big bummer, because I may totally splurge on a nice e skateboard, but it doesn’t even seem to be an option.
Please send me a message or post it in this thread if any of you have good suggestions or better yet, a custom complete you think would work for me which you are willing to part with. Thanks a lot and I look forward to any/all responses.