As it says… the name of this project is
The Noob… First board… first build. I’m not a longboarder/skater… but I do snowboard quite a bit… Hopefully that experience will help with learning to ride
Mostly building this board as a commuter. I work in a downtown area and the parking rates are crazy. I figured that I could park at a bus station a few miles away from work and ride my board in.
I tend to go a little crazy with my hobbies and I fully expect I will want to build another board after this one. My plan is to build this one with parts that could possibly go on a shorter deck in the future… and upgrade this one with higher quality/more powerful parts.
|Deck||Subsonic Shadow 37||Ordered||151.80|
|Trucks||Caliber 2 44 Degree||Ordered||39.12|
|Wheels||Abec11 90mm Reflys||Ordered||81.95|
|Battery||Ownboard Samsung 10s2p x 2||Ordered||300.99|
|Charger||Ownwheel 42v/2a||Bundle with Battery||Ordered||–|
|ESC||Flipsky Dual 4.2||Ordered||372.60|
|Remote||Flipsky Nano Remote||Bundle with ESC||Ordered||–|
|Switch||Flipsky AntiSpark Pro||Bundle with ESC||Ordered||–|
|Motor||Flipsky 6354 190K||Bundle with ESC||Ordered||–|
|Bluetooth||Flipsky Bluetooth Module||Bundle with ESC||Ordered||–|
|Motor Mount||DickyHo Short Mount/Idler/Cover||Ordered||45.00|
|Motor Pulley||diyelectricskateboard 16t 12mm||Ordered||19.50|
|Wheel Pully||DickyHo 36t||Ordered both 15mm and 12mm||Ordered||35.00|
|Belt||DickyHo 290mm belt||Ordered||4.00|
|Bushings||Riptide - FatCone, Chubb, Cannon 93a||Ordered||39.20|
Deck - I’m not sure what to pick for a deck. I’m 210ish pounds and will have another 10 pounds in gear when I ride back and forth to work. When i snowboard I’m a big fan of laying out big, high-g, carves… my guess is I’ll also enjoy that style of riding on a esk8.
- Will need a stiffer deck for my weight
- Will want a longish deck for stability
- Will want something that my feet can really grind into
Wheels - Everyone recommends the Abec Flywheels… now I’m just worried about size. I’m leaning towards a 83 or 90mm wheel… top speed isn’t a real priority… I think I’d prefer torque.
Motor Pulley - 15t or 16t?
- Am I missing anything major from my list of parts?
- Any parts that are NOGO?
- Any Suggestions?
- Deck recommendations?
- Wheel Thoughts?
Thanks for reading my wall of text!