Don and his brother built this hanger-adapter, and before any haters get salty, this mod is cool with Avenue.
Coincidentally, I checked on this topic with my guy at MoFo when I did the paperwork on Boardfeel.
Lawyer said a hanger is considered a vehicular ‘wear part’ (grinding) and hangers are sold independently of trucks (established market) - so making a hangar is no different than making your own axle for your car (voids manufacturer warranty).
Yet this further differentiates because it bolts to Chinese hub motors, turning what was a “skateboard hanger” (their quotes) into an “electrically motorized power-train adapter” (their quotes).
Avenue has a patent on the entire apparatus so I spent a little to ensure his IP is protected by our upcoming campus cruiser, which will source a similar (or the exact same) adapter. I hope we drive Avenue tons of customers.
We could invent around Avenue’s base like Acton laughably tried to, but there’s no need; Avenue is the real deal, they’re the Brembo brakes of baseplates, and I have them on both my analog boards.
With that out of the way, we have encouraged Don to consider running his first group buy here on our forum! If there’s serious interest, we can run a poll to see if Don (or another builder) can get a production run going.
Perhaps we can also get @Kug3lis to create a version of his sweet, sweet new Caliber-compatible hangers to fit in the Avenue RKP base (if you need one bro, I’ll send you a base FedEx today lol)
Awesome guys, super inspiring. Thanks for sharing the stoke!