So let’s just start off by saying that this is my first build, so far I have my board, which is a landyachtz switch 40, and I’m trying to outfit it with the esc and battery at the top back and the motors coming out the back like a mountain board. I don’t want to buy a super cheap esc and have it burn on me in the first 6 months of wear as I’m trying to replace my daily commute with an eboard. I have my motor mount, wheels trucks and pulleys, but no motor, battery or esc, and now I’m reading about bms and FOC and all kinds of things and it’s like swimming through seaweed trying to find out what I can spend my money on that I can afford that won’t break. My budget is around 600 (left) and I can’t afford the storm core, trampa has rediculous shipping rates and Canadian sellers for eboard parts are virtually non existent, and I am a bit choked because I’m already pretty invested in the build and spent a couple hundred already, and can’t seem to find reputable parts at a source that is readily available here in Canada.
This brings me to my main question, where do other Canadians get their parts? And preferably Canadian or American parts as I don’t want wait months for shipping or it kills the economics of why I am doing this in the first place (bus passes are costing me 100$ a month and another 80+ on Uber so I can break even if I switch for the summer) and can someone please break down a list of parts for a complete board available in Canada in the next month?
Also this is my first post here, a little background, I am a downhill free ride long boarder and I’ve been at it for 8 years on a longboard, I board daily and it is my main method of transportation.