Well guys, my first dive inside the hobby! I jumped into a shark infested tank with one hand tied to my back, but…what the heck!!
Dream: all I know is that I wanted a big longboard with lots of real state and ample room to move my feet. Also needed space to fit all the batteries and electronics below deck, thats why I chose a stiff board (Alani Lani - Mauna 44") with slightly 10 mm of flex -if I step over with all my weight at the very center- (which in practice rarely happen). Hope this slack will not affect the overall position of the battery.
Platform: the Mauna 44" is a spectacular board. Shaped cores laid up with 22 Carbon reinforcements + epoxy resin around a Baltic birch wooden deck; It is super light (1,6 Kgs), long, sleek, and strong as a rifle barrel.
Trucks: because I wanted wider and sleeker trucks I chose the Evolves 12" trucks. Now my pockets are suffering the burden but 'am just barely starting with the shopping list.
Skills: I don’t have engineer knowledge, I’m not CAD savvy, know nothing of 3D printing, but 'am just learning a lot from everybody here at the forum. I only have the sheer will and a strong desire to build the esk8 of my dreams.
Wish: hopefully I will meet people at the forum willing to help me out with the things I ignore and to get that ideal eboard that all of us desire.
Next items in the list: to find a motor mount that will fit the rear Evolve truck; suitable motors for those mounts (because the original Evolve motors are a pain and suck); and to find out if wheather or not the Evolves will accept those dreamed MBS 100 mm all-terrain wheels without major mechanical changes to the trucks axles.
Tell me what are you thinking? Any suggestions?