Just started my 2nd. build… ‘Thor’s Hammer’ (which will pass my 1st. build before that one is finish). 'am all exited now. As many of you friends already know my technical abilities are very limited, have very little battery knowledge and few tools at hand. Like some did before me, I first came to this forum knowing zero about Esk8. Today I can say almost everything I know about the hobby I learned in this forum. I made very good friends like @marcmt88, @b264 or @Eboosted (and so many others) who supported me all the time.
This board was originally tasked as my LDP trainer to push around the Baby Area while I was building my Mauna Supercruiser 44". As it turned out I couldn’t resist the temptation and decided to motorized the Pintail as well, immersing myself in this DIY maelström which is like a drug
I will start by telling you that one of the first cosmetic accessories I thoroughly researched for this build was the so-called ‘X Things’. Instead going for a CNC custom print job I found a chinese provider for these X Things that I just love. They are about 3 mm thickness; thick enough to Torque them down but so thin as to sit very flat over the deck, strong enough to hold the truck’s base plate and all its bolts very tight without bending, plus the good look X’s gives. I don’t know if most of you agree with me or not but they definitely match the board vintage style since the start.
The deck is an original bamboo Goldcoast 44" shortened to 40" before I owned. It got this old racy look now which I like a lot. Bells and whistles from the beginning: redwood varnish below and spar urethane clear coat on both sides; TB 218 with 63 mm Reversed Mount; rubber risers; Tacon 160 Bigfoot 245 KV; 15T motor and 44T Acetal Delrin pulley (@marcmt88); MBS 100 mm and off course the beautiful black chinese X Things (new school & countersunk bolt heads) that everybody likes today.
Second build began last night…