(WIP, more to come)
This build is really a combination of various spare parts (expensive and nice spare parts) that I had laying around. Its really more of a science experiment then anything else. The build turned out to be imho quite an eye candy. The combination of the adjustable base plate + surfrodz and berg wheels is really aggressive and screams quality.
I started the build using a Trampa Carver deck after riding the build for a while I really didn’t like the aggressive camber. The full MTB deck was longer and the angles were not as steep made the camber more tolerable, the carver deck however had really aggressive camber, my foot wasn’t happy after each ride.
I was lucky enough to snag one of the last few remaining Pro 90 out there after @mbs kindly pointed me to it so the build is has now been reborned as the Cloud Walker.
I am still waiting on parts so I can top mount the super secret ESC and smaller drive gear so I can use the smaller mount plates from Janux as well as all sort of fine tuning (the belt is clearly out of alignment…) so stay tuned
Eye Candy first, first impression and thoughts on parts below.
First Impression + How it rides
The Good The Deck: The MBS pro 90 is really a Gem. The deck has a good amount of flex enough concave and a little bit of camber. Despite being designed to ridden with bindings I don’t think you actually need them with this deck. I had no issues with leverage and keeping my foot on the deck.
If you see one for sale snag it since they aren’t being made anymore.
The Trucks: SurfRodz are stable. People aren’t exaggrating. Wait for a sale, grab a pair, its worth it. I am able to really push the throttle with good confidence even on a new board.
The Tires: Bergmeister Tires are awesome. Great for carving, no wobbles, low drag. The combination of Tires, RKP with the bushings acting as shocks and a flexible deck made pretty much erased all the vibration. This setup surprising is more smoother then my full size tramp with 8 inchers, until I hit a real pothole.
The Bad The Clearance: The deck is clearly designed for larger wheels. The flex + Smaller wheels + bottom mounted ESC = Me bottoming out going over speedbumps and potholes.
Conclusion This is really fun board for short rides. The high reduction and small wheels means translate to plenty of torque even with the small motors. Surfrodz allows you to really jam that controller with very little wobble. Pro 90 is an awesome deck, its not huge but its super comfortable and holds your foot in place. I’ll be top mounting ESC once I get the “super secret” ESC which should take care of the clearance issue
Parts + Thoughts
Bergmeister Tires + Pulley with support bearings
https://haggyboard.com/collections/wheels-tires-tubes/products/bergmeister-all-terrain-complete-pneumatic-wheel-set-150mm-diameter https://haggyboard.com/collections/drive-gears/products/60t-bergmeister-all-terrain-drive-gear-belt-combo-kit @riverside.rider This hubs + tires are amazing. The finish is top notch. The wheel is well balanced and the tires have a good amount of free roll. These aren’t the tires you take to a drag race (sixshooters probably do a better job) but for carving its perfect. The pulley that @riverside.rider had designed for the wheels were very high quality and was stable + smooth. Adding bearings to the pulley had definitely made the build more complex but the end result is worth it.
SurfRodz RKP with 90 mm bolts + SurfRodz RKP Adjustable Baseplate
https://www.surf-rodz.com/ No introduction needed here. These guys are predictable and stable while still being very steerable. The adjustable baseplate isn’t completely snug when assembled and you get a bit of a rattling when the trucks are in the air but the moment you put some weight on the rattling is gone and you wont notice a thing.
Torqueboard 6355 190 KV
https:///products/electric-skateboard-motor-6355-190kv @torqueboards These motors won’t die. They been thought at least 4 builds now still rock solid. Due to the high reduction and small size of the wheel in this build, these are perfect. Light and still torquey
These are awesome. No longer in production so grab them if you see one.
They are less flexy than a trampa carver 14 ply but have a little bit of concave and a little bit of camber.
Compared to the carver deck, significantly more comfortable. Overall great deck, not to mention its pretty af