Hey all, I’m a longtime ES/ESK8 lurker, DIY enthusiast, and filmmaker originally from NYC and now living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. About a year ago, I was introduced to the Yuneec EGO from a good friend. Paired with a gimbal, we used it as a camera dolly for super smooth tracking shots. I was into the Miniquad FPV scene for awhile too but got completely turned off by the competitive attitudes and detached sarcasm exhibited by lot of those guys. Anyway, the ESK8 community was like a breath of fresh air. This is how I took my first plunge into DIY eboards.
My basic goals were to create a stealthy board, with a slim enclosure, a single hub motor and a short deck. At 130 lbs soaking wet and a 2 1/2 mile commute door to door from my home to office, this seemed like a pretty feasible goal. Here’s the breakdown of my parts.
29" Jet Spud Nips Lip Deck Carvon V2 Single Hub Motor Enertion 10S Space Cell Ollin Board Co. VESC TorqueBoards 2.4ghz Mini Remote RunPlayBack Sulaco V1 Enclosure
In addition to all the suppliers I listed above I really want to thank Caden Matson and LongHairedBoy for the encouragement on Instagram. We all have our own preferences and needs when it comes to DIY but now I understand that the process and discovering your own way of building is what unites us. Really look forward to contributing to this community and look forward to all the wonderful innovations that are currently happening. Exciting times! I can only post one image since I’m a new user but If you want to read my full breakdown with more images check out my full article here.