Hey everyone! Noob here, looking to do my first build. I really like the Boosted aesthetic and I want dual belt drive because I live in a super hilly area and I want the torque.
I’m kind of a wimp in terms of speed. I’ve probably never gone faster than 18 mph on my current Chinaboard, and I was scared at that point. So this build really doesn’t need to go any faster than say…20 mph. What I do want though is tons of uphill torque, good range, and a comfy ride. I’m not a performance junkie, I just want a reliable, confidence inspiring board that I can commute with and occasionally take leisure rides around the beach. I weigh 185lbs.
Deck: Loaded Vanguard Flex 3 Trucks: Caliber II 50 Wheels: I’m torn between Orangutan Kegels in 80a and 90mm ABEC 11s in 73a. Thoughts? Mount: The old open source Enertion mount, which I’m going to machine myself. Pulleys: Thinking about machining the wheel sprocket myself to meet my needs. Otherwise, just going to use the the Torqueboards pulleys that correspond to my wheels.
Electronics: Motor and ESC: The Torqueboards Dual Motor kit, 6355 190KV motors and VESCs collections/electric-skateboard-power-kits/products/dual-motor-electric-skateboard-kit Battery: 10S3P pack of Samsung 30Qs, looking to get it built by Hyper Ion. Remote, and other miscellaneous small parts TBD
So that’s what I’m looking at right now. I’m a total noob, just been doing a lot of reading. And advice or critiques? Thanks!