I own and I built myself several longboards but never an electric one. So for my first electric I would start the easy way and upgrade eventually later. I want to start with a kit or something similar where all components fit together. Later I will upgrade it depending on my needs and depending on my future acquired knowledge about eskates (after using it and working with it).
I’ve read the article about “build or buy, false economy” and in order to reduce the risk on my first built esk8 I would either buy a kit (up to 250euro) or an already built small board for the same price (like Acton or Maxfind) and move the electric components on one of the large longboard decks I already own.
Which one solution is more cost effective? Buying an electric kit or buying an already made small and cheap board just for getting its components and to move them on a large deck that I already own?