Hi There! Been roaming the forums for a while gathering as much information as I can for my first build. Which will hopefully result in less beginner mistakes which I will still surely make. But where’s the fun in not learning as you go?
Been driving an Evolve Bamboo Street for about a year and loving the whole electric boarding experience. So when my mate decided to buy the new GT I obviously had to buy a new one too… NOPE! I want to build mine!
Currently slowly gathering the different parts:
Board: Bustin EQ River: this board has a really nice concave to it with little microdrops that really lock in your feet. It is a topmount, however the truck-mounting area is relatively short and. As I quickly discovered this means adding big fat risers (+/- 0.50") to avoid wheelbite with Caliber II Fifty trucks and 83mm wheels.
Trucks: Caliber II Fifty , in RED, obviously. As I learned from you guys… for extra performance.
Wheels: Divince Crucible 73mm: I wanted to dish the fat risers, and don’t want to have a bolt on gear. So, a enertion/evolve style flywheel pulley… but couldn’t really find a nice flywheel clone that was small enough and had colours I wanted. I knew evolve had some alternatives for kegels ( can’t find those in the right size and color combination either). Luckily they also have the bustin swift star style wheel pulley. After looking at almost every wheel available on the dutch market I finally found one that would (sort of) fit this pulley and still had a nice color scheme. A litte bit of red for performance and very skatan compatible judging from their name!
Mount: @psychotiller 60 : Really love the way it looks. So when he had them on ebay sale the other month I knew I had to grab one.
Motor: No idea! Since I’m quite happy with my single drive bamboo I don’t really feel I need to have two motors in my first build. I do want to get as much performance from a single motor as possible so I’ll probably go for a nice juicy 6372/6374. I like the offer enertion has (the quality is obviously there) but it is blue and more importantly Jason currently only has a 190KV version. After doing some initial calculations I’d probably want to have a motor with a KV above 200 (more on that later)
Battery: I’ll probably start out with 2 zippy packs. Thinking of getting seperate 4s packs so I can initially create an 8s and if more speed is needed I can easily upgrade to 12s. Or might just go right in the middle with 10s (2x 5s?) and be done with it.
Remote: Doubting between Enertion STEEZ, or one of those tiny remotes Torqueboards/DIY and Esk8.de sell. Anyone knows how these remotes compare to the one I am currently used to (evolve pre-gt remote)?
Bms : Would be awesome If I could use one of my evolve fast charges to save some quids. Or I can just get a balanced charger to start out with (have one somehwere from my Traxxas RC car, but probably doesn’t deal nicely with 8s+
AND! It matches the table on my balkony!