I’m new here, well I have been lurking about for months since deciding I wanted an electric skateboard. I was so close to getting a Evolve Bamboo but then after reading post after post of people builds and then seeing the eMTB’s, I just had to get involved.
So why is this build called The Kakashi? Well if anyone here has ever watched Naruto you will know he is called the Copy Cat Ninja. This is pretty much what my build is, a plain and simple copy of other eMTB’s. Why? Because I’m a total virgin to electric skateboards (I do longboard and snowboard) and tried & tested is what I wanted for my first build.
So here is my build list - Trampa Holy Pro 15 Ply Deck, Vertico Trucks & Superstar Wheels E-Toxx Belt Drive system & carbon fibre mount for MAX6’s 2 x Turnigy SK3 6374 192Kv motors 4 x 4S Zippy 5000Mah 20C Lipo’s with 2 in series and then parallel to make 8S2P 2 x Hobbywing MAX6 ESC’s & 3in1 program box 1 x Nano Remote (Just picked one off @ajaynagra as he had a couple spare from his group buy)
That is just the stuff that’s going on the board. Man I have had to buy SOO many more bits. 5.5mm & 4mm Castle bullets, 10 AWG wire (pain to find at a decent price), Turnigyy TQ4 & PSU, balance charging boards, lipo charging bags, threadlock, heatshrink stuff, gloves, wrist guards, knee & elbow pads
But you know, I’m too excited to even worry about the dent in my bank account. OK its more than a dent and the GF is never allow to know the true cost or I’m a dead man.
So the only things I’m missing are little things like the wire, trampa board (ordering that after this post), motor mount (@Nowind shipped today) and a battery box. I know I have forgotten something but I’ll deal with that when it arrives.
Oh let me just say that Jen’s is the man! Helped me no end as we talked over options. I can’t be thankful enough for his help and motor mounts (Don’t they look sexy!)
I’ll update tomorrow with pictures of all the bits I have gathered so far and as soon as I start building I post as much as I can. Mainly so I can remember things but also hopefully it will help someone else with their build in the future. I also expect I’m going to need a little advice and help along the way, so if you can think of anything obvious, please reply