Looking at the cost of building an esk8 vs buying a prebuilt.
DIY BUILD Battery: $300ish Hub motors: $400ish (hummies) Vesc or foxbox x2: $100ish each Mounting parts and any extra wiring: $50 Enclosures: $50 Total cost: $1000ish
ONAN X2 4WD Price: $684 Shipping: $200ish Extra swappable battery x2: $62 each Total cost: $1008
I am interested in commuting to work about 2 miles each way over mostly flat ground (though my closest friends live around hills so if I wanted to visit them some hill climbing would be helpful). My fiance works with me on the weekends sometimes and is interested in esk8 to work with me. Plus we’d be interested in rides just for fun. She learned to ride motorcycles from me and now we love riding together. I like that I can split my Onan x2 4wd to 2 boards for days she wants to join me and I can keep the torque of 4wd on days I’m riding alone.
Obviously I’m giving up the much better build quality of the DIY parts (hummies, Samsung 30q, vesc). Should I forget the cheap Chinese stuff and just build my own quality board? I can always build my lady her own down the road. Or is the Onan x2-4wd a pretty good modular deal that fits my needs? I’m leaning towards getting the Onan for now and if we both fall in love with esk8’s then i can build a second board that’s fully DIY.
All input is appreciated.
P.S. - the board is a bustin boards Shrike i got on their recent 50% off. My lady would be using my fallout pipboy longboard
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