Changing things up a bit now.
First of all, after shorting and replacing my charge port, i’ve upgraded from my 81a 90mm flywheels to some black superflys. For $114 these things were a steal compared to other offerings on the market. Link incase anyone was wondering… thanks to someone else who posted this link in the forums elsewhere. I almost ate shit during some high speed carving on the fresh shiny thane- these needed some hard breaking in before they got predictable… so I took them out for quite a bit of hard controlled carving, drifting and light sliding to get them worn in the second afternoon out on them.
Second change i’ve made was to get rid of all those soft risers. The front riser is printing right now as I type this, both in nylon. I drew this up to fit snug inside the drop-through cutout… these things are rock solid, hefty, and have a tiny bit of flex when tightened down to take on the curve of the deck just right. They have about 7mm of floor all the way around the cutout to rest the weight on the bottom of the deck evenly, instead of the small contact points of trucks alone or the old risers I had on that would flex into the cutouts. Tomorrow I plan on riding up to the fabric store up the street to grab a couple $$ worth of black dye, to dye these to match the rest of the board… deep black!
Next… this board is heavy as hell. I couldn’t stand carrying it by the trucks or nose, or fumbling around with it like a normal longboard. So I made some handles… also printed in nylon (sturdy as hell), and plan on dying these black with the other parts tomorrow. This thing works wonders… balanced just right:
Another minor improvement… I got my belts perfectly aligned thanks to some ABS spacers, that add 4mm of space between the flywheel hubs and the start of the wheel pulley. They are indented just right to cup the wheel pulley to center. You can see them a bit here in green:
Well… this one is coming along nicely, and it will probably continue to evolve more from here. Riptide 100a pivot cups are on their way, a needed pair with the nylon riser attempt to reduce all slop. Griptape needs replacing, it is some old viscous tape that’s literally double-sided-taped to the deck because it was coming loose. I decided to keep my 1.6:1 gearing (20/32) on the 107s, and now 45mph is easy. Here’s a quickie pass of a friend going full speed on his evolve: https://youtu.be/WgJXWn-yJLE?t=430