Excellent points as always.
I have a feeling with dual 6374, they’re limiting top speed in the ESC - and that’s not a bad thing on DKP per se.
The challenge I see is diminishing returns for the $2500 price.
MetroBoard appears to have built the nicest Evolve Carbon GT, ever, for $2500.
Is the nicest Evolve worth $2500? Maybe. The Carbon GT costs almost that much - yet that’s a prosumer board and this looks true DIY. By that comparison I think it makes some sense.
MetroBoard can focus their marketing and ambassadors (if they have any) on Evolve conversions and back-to-back there should be no competition.
If I buy one, the review will be both comprehensive and merciless for a $2500 sled - yet if I own it, genuine CNC Trampa MegaStars will be installed before it’s powered on for the first time and the ESC will be flashed or replaced.
I am most curious about the CNC DKPs, and dialing them in to do a safe, repeatable 35 MPH.
They use such ghetto parts that it would take $700 to rebuild it with a Hoyt remote, real Trampa SuperStars, Unity, etc.
At $3200 finished, for an improved Evolve… idk. We have so many superior options that are truly superior at $3k…
Who would want this metroboard more than a Bioboards with gearboxes? Hard to say.
On their site and yes - ABEC11 reds are very good.
Metroboards biggest selling point is their reliability and robustness, they have never been the sleekest, fastest and fanciest.
Bioboards on the other hand, reliability is a big unknown I would not go 40mi/h with the Nano X controller, I am not certain which Vesc is used in the Metroboard but the Unity used in the Bioboards is still in its infancy (I use one) and has to proof itself a bit longer.
Thanks my friend. I selected bioboards as one example of dozens; I am very certain all of us can find a better board for $2500 in every category - just maybe not a better Evolve GT.
Fake Trampa wheels and AA remotes do not speak to me of robustness, personally, yet I am willing to buy one and show precisely what it can and cannot do. I’ve been known to make a mistake, here and there.
I totally agree with @topcloud, there’s not enough bang for the buck. Although I do like the mini remote, on a 2500$ board you should have a remote such as Hoyt puck, or make a custom remote. Also fake superstars just dissapoints me. The only thing I see that I personally like is the new truck design and the beautiful deck. Although metroboard is very reliable, and I respect ilan, anyone can build a board that goes 30mph + for less that has better performance. This is just another case of not enough bang for the buck. As DIY builders, we have high expectations and love speed and torque. Metroboard provides the torque but not enough speed. I hope Ilan can sell a few of these, but we have much better options.
For 2500, get kaly 2.0. Much better lol
Seen a case where rider kept blaming Metroboard for a couple of crashes when really all there was was too much torque at low speed.
Ralphhhh, this ones for yaaah!!
I happen to love the Mini Remote
Myyyy …mini remote!! Actually, I hated dat Mdafckr. Glad you took it out of my hands.
I’m pretty sure it’s a custom ESC designed by and made by Metroboard, with custom firmware, based on the VESC project. If you’ve already purchased and received one of these, you could request a schematic and source code, but not designs or PCB files. If you haven’t purchased one, then they aren’t obligated by law to assist you.
Ilan will be putting these vescs into my dual drive. Should be a good way to compare new vs old.
That implies it’s two single ESCs instead of one dual ESC, which, to me, sounds like a higher-quality design
Damn you sound might salty there. I guess being a trampa Ambassador does that to you because I see you keep focusing on that they are using fake Trampa hubs when they are actually the same hub Trampa uses . And you keep comparing a board that not build for hardcore DIY guys like the people in here since most of us can build a board with much better spec i know that for a fact. Metro board does not cater to the DIY community but to the average sk8 rider that does not have the time or the skill to build a board. And metro board is a very reliable board with great customer service And the spec and speed is more then enough for the average rider.
So don’t let your bias cloud your judgment I understanding all the point you made and you are right.
I had one too, check my post history if bored - yet the only bias here is stating that a new complete made up of entirely unknown components - including fake SuperStars - is as reliable as you state MetroBoards are, today.
Edited to soften my tone; my sincere apologies. Please note I’m not here to discredit MB in any way - if @b264 says it’s good, I’ll buy it as I’ve convinced myself now that I “need” that CNC drivetrain (which I cannot find in Shenzhen, anywhere).
What I will not do is buy their board, take it to China and have fakes made.
did you find the deck maker yet??
Any seller using any stolen parts is a disgrace, end of discussion lol
Soooo expansive…i think save your money and do a diy DD build.
I don’t know anyone at MetroBoard, however, I would offer if they did a legit deal with Haggy, I do think the end result would be legitimately worth $2500 retail.
Love you guys. I’ll order one as soon as I’m back from Tokyo.