I’ve been thinking of getting or building an electric skateboard for a few months, but money has held me back. Someone in a nearby city is offering their DIY board for sale, but I don’t know if its a good buy and will perform well, or if I’m better off saving my money and doing my own build from scratch. I don’t need a powerhouse right now since I’m just starting off, but I’d like to be able to upgrade it later. My main requirement would be that it not struggle up hills too much.
He is asking $375, and says that it cost him about $700 to build. Here’s the full part list he has given:
1 TorqueBoards 6355 190KV Motor (https:///products/electric-skateboard-motor-6355-190kv)
1 Torqueboards motor mount (https:///products/single-bolt-on-motor-mount-set-only-black)
1 Torque ESC BLDC (https:///products/torque-esc-bldc-electronic-speed-controller)
Torqueboards 218mm trucks (https:///products/torqueboards-218mm-trucks)
2 turnigy 5000mAh 6s 60c li-po batteries (https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-battery-heavy-duty-5000mah-6s-60c-lipo-pack-xt-90.html?countrycode=US&gclid=CjwKCAjwkenqBRBgEiwA-bZVtoMljexVeUSM1Zke06iP-9hPq8vl5YAUygaYxBF0hFlGoIEhMGPUBxoCBiYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds)
Torque boards nano controller (https:///products/torqueboards-2-4ghz-nano-remote-controller)
What do you all think? Is this a good deal for getting into eskate and having a decent platform for upgrades?