So its about my third year of uni commuting with my E-board, every day. Since I changed to different rooms and places, I no longer had a way a storing my esk8 while at uni. Carrying around a full sized 13kg heavy longboard wasn’t working anymore dutue different sitting arrangements and rooms. Taking the public transport was not an option dutue cost and it takes 30 minutes instead of 15 with my esk8 (and I do not ride bycycles no more, ever).
So super short on time because of work, family stuff a baby dog and studies I wanted to throw together a build as fast as possible with parts I had lying around. + parts from eskating.eu (it is pricy and there are cheaper ways to get stuff, but from the day of ordering it toock less than 72 hours for everything to arrive at my doorstep, so the board was “built” within 4 days of ordering parts.)
- Partlist: 1.) Deck BC Barracuda (won giftcards) 2.) mount ( used my old mount from the Raptor 1 ) 3.) motor 6355 from the Raptor as well later swaped it out with a 6374 this one. 4.) Vesc 4.1 an old one from a early build. 5.) Battery + enclosure 6.) Wheels (some abec 83mm clones I had around 7.) Nano v2 remote 8.) pulleys and belts also from the OG Raptor. (later swapped to 15mm + mount from a forum member)
All in all I spent about 400-450 .- on it. Which is ok given the fact that 1 year public transport would cost me 880.- for a 30 min ride… daily (switzerland is expensive as fuuuuu). Since I am also alot faster during lunch I can eat at home which is so much life quality. Otherwise I would haveto go to our mensa which tries to kill you or go anywhere else and be instantly broke. So yeyy…
So choosing to go this route of lets call it semi DIY, it is definetly more expensive, but I simply didn’t have the time and needed a way to commute to uni and back home twice per day.
So here it is in the first version with the 6355 and enertion pulleys:
And in the later version with 6374 and 15 mm belt + new mount and pulleys.
IT is absolutely perfect for my needs. It is super light, portable, it even fits in my backpack if its really packed at uni. The battery is enough to get me to uni and home (serious inclines) I am actually surprised how well it handles hills over all. It is a nice and smooth ride, even so that I toock it out on short group rides or bar cruises instead of bigger builds.