So I have put well over 1000km on E-boards so far. Even my latest board the raptor has over 600km on it. So since I come from a freeride/downhill background having your palm on the ground in turns at higher speeds feels natural to me. So I am asking you guys if anyone had the same problem and if anyone came up with a solution. So far all my ideas arent working.
Ps: I am a cautious man and only drive like this when the situation allows it.
I don’t slide, but have found slide gloves work better for me than wrist guards. On the luckily few occasions that i’ve went down skating, i pretty consistently first impact the heel of my palm and then roll. Wrist guards do the best job for me to absorb that impact, but they are a pain to wear - can’t wear a watch under them, and cover a lot of the forearm so are hot/sweaty. (getting to my point slowly - sorry). So gloves are more likely to be worn even if slightly less protection than the wrist guards.
I got a set of holesom cords gloves and am able to place the slide pucks a little low on the heel of my palm allowing me to grip my remote easily at the same time. I’m not sure if the placement would work for your use, actually sliding on them at the same time?
I might also look at @FLATLINEcustoms “mad munkey” GT2b enclosure - as it has a nice flat surface on the side of the Tx that could attach a slide puck to? Even drilling out some holes to access the controls i think would work.
One tip though,., Move your puck down. It should be centered on the base of your wrist, such that it’s inline with your forearm when your glove is on the ground. This promotes even wear… and as a side benefit, it will make it easier to hold your remote
Not sure if this is possible, and maybe not worth pursuing, but if someone was quite serious about this, they can make a gt2b mod that fits around a slide puck, slips onto the hand like yours, and made from thick enough plastic that a few scrapes from the ground won’t hurt
The vibration will kill the gt2b too fast if the puck is attached directly to it. Im planning a rectangle puck velcro strapped tp the wrist that extends to cover the remote in my palm, but not longer than my knuckles so that i can reach past the puck for a board grab still holding the remote. Soft foam as a palm rest too. If i ever get time.
Reviving this old thread since I hijacked another thread with slide puck talk. I’m awaiting getting a Raptor 2, but really want to have the option to use a slide puck on my remote hand. Looks like there are a few options here and then someone pointed out one on the Carvon website:
I’m still not sold on this answer. Ideally, I’d like to take a standard remote and put a screw input (like on the bottom of a camera) on the bottom of it. Then use a slide puck mounted on a screw to attach to the bottom of it. I’d have to change my slide technique to be the bottom of my fist rather than the palm of my hand, but it seems like the best combination of maintaining remote function and usability of the slide puck.
Someone mentioned that the vibration of the puck will create issues when connected directly to the remote. Anyone have more details on this? Also interested in other solutions out there.
I bought some half-finger tactical/moto gloves, and made just one of the them into a slide glove. I ride regular, so my left hand has the slide puck, and then I can do a 1-handed heelside pendulum slide (aka Coleman slide) if needed. I hold the remote in my right hand (no puck)
No loss of mobility. I can take my entire drivetrain apart without taking off the gloves (even with the puck)