If you like hardwork and hate lazy fuckers, lol you’re going to hate me.
So the tale of this build is going to be a bit different than most. It’s both a semi-DIY build and an experiment.
The experiment: How long can I stay a lazy motherfucker. You’ll see what I mean by the end of the Build Log. I’m nowhere near having this build completed, but I’m hoping that posting early, you guys can help and recommend better parts and stuff
Build List and pricing are at the bottom.
Deck Wise I’m running with the Laying it Down Low (LIDL) deck from CustomSkateboards.com. I’ve ordered 2 decks LIDL decks from them (one coated and one uncoated) with the uncoated deck being sent to @treenutter for it to be painted in Blackout Black. That should take two months min with manufacturing, shipping, and paint time. Thank you again @treenutter! The Flex on this board is real!
Drive Wise I’m going to be running Hummies V4 which come with a Paris V2 195mm 50° Longboard Skateboard Truck with custom 12mm axels, two tires and, two ABEC 11 Centrax Wheels. Since I’m trying to achieve a Gold-Black-White Anubis Theme, I’ll be substituting the ABEC wheels for Build Kit Board’s 78a Premium Build Wheels 97mm Black Wheels. I’m in desperate need of good quality & preforming Black-Gold Bearings so if you have any suggestions or solutions, please share! I’m also thinking of swapping out the Paris V2 195mm for Paris V2 180mm Matte Black & Gold. Any differences between the 190mm and the 180mm?
VESC, Battery, & Enclosure Wise
I’m running Dual FocBoxes bought from @JdogAwesome, the same one used in the Enertion FOCBOX Teardown & Internals so it has MG Chemicals Acrylic Conformal Coating. They originally had 3.5mm bullet connectors with 4mm Bullet Adaptors attached, but I opted out and commissioned @longhairedboy to swap out the 3.5mm connectors for 5.5mm Bullet Connectors. This is great since I can request @Hummie to do 10awg with 5.5 Bullet Plugs for motor wires. I also commissioned @longhairedboy to directly solder on CANBUS cables to the FOCBOXES for maximum security. No wires coming off today. Hopefully. I’m going to be running 18650 10S4P Samsung 30Q 18650 3000mAh 15A Battery Cells. The Pack will be custom made by @psychotiller. The FOCBOXES, along with any associated cables & accessories, will be housed by @Eboosted’s Custom Vanguard Fiberglass Enclosures. In addition to the battery pack, the Battery Enclosure will be outfitted with an LCD, BMS. Antispark Switch and USB port. The VESC Enclosure will be outfitted with Grommet Holes based on @Deckoz’s VESC Enclosure (I think it’s the best for modularity purposes) for Motor wires/Cable Riser wires, all by @psychotiller who’s also agreed to do wire routing.
Telemetry Wise I’m using @rpasichnyk’s METR HM-10 Bluetooth Module since it basically gives me access to all telemetry-display apps available. I was going to originally use @GrecoMan’s modules, but I’ve decided to save them for potential later builds.
Remote Wise I’m having a Red and Black (since that was originally the Color theme of the board, too late to change colors now) Arduino Firefly Remote. I’ve commissioned @SeeTheBridges to assemble the remote and components. Right now he’s in the midst of finding a way to make the Arduino receiver plug and play (I bug him about it cause I’m a lazy bastard), as well as being able to update the Arduino via the USB port for future updates.
Additional Shit Wise Additionally, I’m going to be using UNIK Switchblade E-Cable Risers with 30cm Cable Wires (Yes I know, I could’ve 3D Printed it, soldered the cable wires on, and saved a hell of a lot of money, but I’m a very lazy bastard). The cable wires should help make the board look clean and sleekier.
I’m thinking of adding a Tile Pad or equivalent in the VESC enclosure just for added security measure. Won’t do much, but nice to have.
- Laying It Down Low Blank Uncoated Deck + @treenutter Paintjob : $160
- Hummies V4 + Trucks & Paris V2 195mm 50° Longboard Skateboard Truck + ABEC 11 Centrax Wheels: $460
- Dual Enertion FocBoxes + @longhairedboy Upgrade $316.91 *Ardunio Firefly Remote $100
- Ollin CANBUS cable $9.95
- eBoosted Vanguard Enclosure + Hardware Bolt Kit + Enclosure Rubber Gaskets $196.70
- 10S5P Samsung 30Q Battery Pack + LCD, BMS. Antispark a Switch, Charger, and USB port + Enclosure Outfitting + routing + Assembly (all by @psychotiller cause he’s a champ) $650-$700
- METR HM-10 Bluetooth Module $33.95
- 2 @GrecoMan Bluetooth Module $34.29
- UNiK Switchblade E-Cable Riser $72.39 (This one made me cry the most)
- Build Kit Board’s 78a Premium Build Wheels 97mm Black Wheels $53.94
- Paris V2 180mm Matte Black & Gold $24.95
- Clear Red 83mm Metro board Wheels (Cause fuck me) $97
- Tile Bluetooth Tracker $30.14
- The Blackest Grip Tape Possible
Cost so far: $2,290.22
Fuck.Me. I’ve been avoiding the numbers since I bought the Hummies. For that price, I could’ve ordered the Deck and commissioned LongHairedBoy to build something. Or even get a Custom Kaly-board but I’m in too deep now! A Good $500 comes from my laziness and spending mistakes (about $50 is not being counted). I intend to sell the Paris V2 195mm 50° Longboard Skateboard Truck, ABEC 11 Centrax Wheels, 83mm Red Clear Wheels (if not refund it), and even the Bluetooth Modules if anyone wants. Hit me up if interested. This build is a nice experiment to see how much it would cost to commission the “DIY” part with the additional insight with what products we’re lacking over here in the states.
Let me know your thoughts (please be gentle) and I’ll keep you guys updated on this outrageously priced build!