I’ve stayed out of it this long. and probably should stay out of it. But you have to understand that John and Jerry come from different angles.
John wants to build cool shit that he wants to ride (not necessarily what others want, i.e. why there’s no other wheel sizes yet or sensors), and sells it to the community so they can enjoy it and test it also.
Jerry see’s eskate as a business and is always looking to make a quick buck. If he can take something from china, modifying it, and sell it for a profit, he’s happy. Jerry understands that to make it as a business though, he needs good designs. But I don’t think he see’s the value in building his own motors instead of using off the self china motors.
These guys have completely different approaches to solving the same problem.
@LEVer I don’t mean any disrespect to you. I still consider you a friend in the eskate world. Both you and John are innovators. But these ideas did all start from the same thread in ES. From that, you’ve solved a lot of the problems that came up with that design, i.e. innovating, a better direct drive design. John tried this original design, and ultimately, decided to do a hub motor after Jacobs vaporware hub motor failed to deliver.
DD’s probably wouldn’t be that well known if it wasn’t for you Jerry. You took an idea and a design, and worked the hell out of it to make a new drive system better (you worked out the flaws). I respect you for your work in this.
John, because of his personal situation, doesn’t have a family to feed, or kids to dress, or xyz. He can live in his own world, developing cool shit and having fun. You both come from different places. But here’s another idea… Take all of this passion, and turn it into great products for the community.
With sensors going in hummie hubs this weekend, and Jerry bringing more DD’s out, and @torqueboards new DD and The raptor 2 hubs, and more, 2019 will be another great year of innovation.
Do you want to see how your products fair against the competition? Then make sure they are at the Barrett Junction, January 19, 2019…