Hey guys, I built a longboard a couple of years ago on a Arbor Genesis 44 inch drop through with custom plasma cut mount, welded on to some trucks that were turned on a lathe etc. etc. I used the ESC from , and it runs 8s with a 270kv motor from the same place.
Things seem to have come A LONG way since I built that. I Love that board, but I am now ready to take it to the next level with a mountain board. I am starting to get some analysis paralysis here with all the options available now. Its a great problem to have, but it is making the decision difficult and a bit confusing for me.
I have not purchased anything yet (although I have a lot of 3s and 4s lipos from my other board and from an RC truck). I am holding off on purchasing stuff till I can make sure I get stuff that is all compatible. I don’t want to buy multiples of the same thing.
Here is what i’m thinking so far: Board - MBS Comp 95 (complete) Trucks - Matrix 2 trucks with the complete Wheels - Rockstar II wheels (8 inch) with the complete Motors - Not sure, but I want dual motors ESC - Not sure yet, but like I said, i’ve used the ESC from DIY skate and its its ok, but a little pricy. I have looked at the vesc, which looks very nice but unless i’m missing something it is 400 bucks by the time I get it here in the US. I would need 2 of those i think for dual motor. That is TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS, i’m sorry… I would buy a baja board before dropping nearly a grand on 2 vesc’s (sorry for the rant). Anyway, I have seen some other similar things mentioned in other threads, can someone recommend a good (less expensive) alternative to the vesc? Mount - I would prefer not to mess with welding and fabrication on this go around with the mount. It was a lot of work, and left very little room for error. My concern with some of the bolt ons is that things might get loose, or slide around and have play. Do people have issues like that? What recommendations do you all have for a good mount? Pully - I have got as far as finding a pully on evolve, but that is only half the solution. It fits the rockstar 2 hubs which is good, but i’m not married to this. Ive done a lot of reading on chain vs belt, and honestly i’m still on the fence and could go either way. i I will say i would prefer torque (power) over speed. I crashed going 25 MPH on my longboard, and i’ll never get going that fast again
This site is a goldmine of great info, and great people from what I can tell so far. I’m very grateful to have found it, and looking forward to this build and hopefully some suggestions to get me going. Thanks!