Behold the last fucking third party deck I ever build on because I hate glassing custom boxes! If you’re going to do a last something with a board, make it a James Kelly pro model 2016. I mean, damn. You know? This deck was in such demand that I couldn’t fucking buy one when the time came. I had to buy a complete on Paris trucks with sugar wheels. I’ll probably sell those here later, they’re pretty sweet.
Made some adjustments to my channel pattern and instructed my robot minion to carve them
Then I tapped in some bullets. I do this thing now where I tap them in from the pretty side so that the wood doesn’t chip anywhere visible.
Then I sort of stopped in the middle of that and shaped a form and glassed a box directly on the board like a peasant. I hate this part. It smells. But I discovered that hot glue makes an excellent filler for between the form and the deck in the places that it doesn’t touch because of the concave. Stuff the gap with paper towels and fill it over with hot glue, follow that with a razor and you have a clean edge all thruway to the deck. Then I covered it all with blue tape.
later I had a rough box that needed a lot of touching up. It broke my cutting wheel, and it had gaps and defects that needed filling in and sanding down, but eventually I got it usable.
Then I finished it up with a glossy spray gradient on texture to match the color of the trucks and mounts and motors. Black fading into blue.
Chopped some trucks, and also chopped the pulleys. Took about 4mm off the pulleys with a chop saw and then chopped 2cm of aluminum from each side of the truck with a dremel. I don’t know why evolve loves to consume so much fucking axle space with those pulleys. Their flywheel pulleys are just as bad. They need to take a cue from enertion’s pulleys. 8mm for Enertion pulleys, 20 fucking mm for evolve pulleys. Isn’t evolve in Australia? Can’t they just walk over there to Jason’s house and be like hey bro how do you pulley so good bro or something, shit.
So I’m still waiting on VESCs from Ollin but I’m going to go ahead and build it out with some from my personal stash because this dude needs his ride by a certain date. I haven’t stuffed the box full of watt hours yet but it’s going to have a 12S4P with my favorite Samsung INR18650-25Rs and a 60amp BMS and 4amp charger. in the mean time, this is basically how it looks with an empty box.
I’ll update more once I finish it up some more. But now I’m going to bed because bed.