So I decided to buy a lectric longboard, mainly because I wanted the cheapest entry point into esk8 to make sure it is something that will actually be viable for what I want to use it for (getting to/from work). I also figured that if/when something breaks on it (motor, esc, battery?) then I can just replace it with a higher end part, while still keeping it in the nice enclosure that it comes with.
Does this sound like a completely idiotic idea? or only slightly idiotic?
From the math I did on part picking from enertion/diyelectricskateboard it didn’t seem possible to get all the parts I need to build one for under $400 with similar specs (20mph, 15-18 mile range), am I wrong on that?