Hi all, I’m really keen on building an Electric board. I have watched countless videos and been reading through the forum posts but i can’t find the place to start.
I am struggling to decide between a road board and going the full mountain board route. Mountain board has the most appeal to me but I’m now wondering how i should start? Buy the deck or start getting components etc? Which deck should i buy and how to minimise my spend. Ive never ridden a mountain board before of any type but i used to love riding my skateboard when i was a kid (long time ago) and these look fun. here are the questions i have.
- Will an older mountain board be a good place to start? or should i buy new? whats the difference?
- What is the cheapest way to mount the motor to the truck? I have seen solutions ranging upto £400 and thats way more than i can afford for something i will probably break in a month.
- I will need a custom battery pack, from what i have seen the best are the 18650 type. does anyone sell these pre built? i don’t want to have to build it myself.
I looked at the Trampa options but they seemed like a lot of money for an unfinished board. They still need Batteries and radio etc. I know once I’m started i will be ok but I’m really struggling to pick a good used board on eBay because I’m basically buying blind.
Has anyone else felt like this? I just want a ready to go solution lol its the budget constraint thats holding me back.