That’s dirt, do you think the entry point was all arround or just the motors wires holes? I’ve used 3mm neoprene rubber and my electronics are as clean as the day I closed everything up, and that it ridding and doing burnouts on dirty trails lots of times
But then why is it so expensive?
All around and especially at the end caps, filled the phase wire holes only for safety. I have a special foam tape to solve this problem next time I open the enclosure.
But i have a problem with a drivetrain or motor, there is some resistance, damn… need to investigate after work.
This video was a nightmare to edit because of too much footage, didn’t finish just stopped it. Very nice fresh tarmac
One motor mount moved and the angle changed so I had to mount it straight again. This is my DIY “helping hand” to get the correct position (30mm distance). Changed the angle with a small stripe of duct tape again.
I thought it’s a good idea to have some light on the board and made a mount. Bent a plastic angle with heat gun and glued 1mm rubber before mounting to the baseplate
The light is secured with 3m dual lock which is heavy duty but on my first night ride it popped off several times because of cracks in tarmac. This vibrations must be ultra heavy because I can’t reproduce this behaviour at home shaking and beating it.
Also I realized that when the light is that close to the ground it’s more for other people seeing me. When I hold the same light in my hand I see much more.
That’s heaven to ride, nice carving and hugging the wall Tokyo Drift style
This light has a internal battery?
It’s a COB led for bicycle with integrated lipo, ordered cheap from china
Already dismounted the light because it’s much better wearing them as a ring
I am planning to add underbody lights (white at front and red at back) instead of normal lights to be visible if needed. I have bright 1W LED’s so just need 1 white and 1 red connected to 5V of vesc with on/off switch, only thing I have to figure out is which resistors I need.
Yesterday evening I used a “finger light” but that was a bad idea, not bright enough, had a painful crash!
It started so nice visiting a skate park with small pools/ wavy concrete paths for the first time. I had so much fun and also made many scratches on the Trampa tray but no problem at all.
When it got dark the scooter and skateboard kidz left the park so I thought it would be funny to make some last higher speed rounds, what a stupid idea. What I totally forgot was the rail for sliding in the beginning of the concrete place. I was going full throttle for 1-2 seconds and then I hit the rail and the board sent me flying. There was nothing I could do, was landing with elbow, shoulder and back with overturning.
Destroyed the front truck and have graze on the back and graze and a nice wound on my arm near the elbow. My arm and shoulder hurt but I think (hope) it’s not broken. What a nightmare.
Too familiar with the “oh shit” moment
Hope you recover well and make some videos there
Sad to hear. Get well soon man!
Hope you are okay dude. I think of you as a pioneer with these type of boards. You think outside of the box and you are not afraid to just go and try shit out. Best part is that you keep the rest of us (like me) informed along your journey. Hope you mend well so that you can continue with your updates.
Ouch. That must have hurt. I hope it heals quickly.
Thanks for your replies
Now after one week I feel better and can move my arm again (like 50%), it’s not good but nothing broken. So I wanted to order a new front truck to be able to ride again in 1-2 weeks. I did some further inspections and discovered that I broke the un-breakable deck WTF! I thought my depression is over but it starts again
I thought on the decks are a @trampa unbreakable guarantee no?
Yeah I wrote Ted an e-mail today and waiting for reply but I’m not sure if the lifetime guarantee is on manufacture faults only or also for cases like mine. I hope so because ordering front truck plus deck is a lot of money
Good luck! Would be a nice thing from Ted to help you come back on the road again
Well, they do advertise it to be un breakable and it is not like you ran your car over it to test this statement out, you were riding it.
Hi @rich , running a 10Kg board at speed into an obstacle is hardly a case of warranty. We warrant that under normal use conditions the deck will not brake. E-Boards have plenty of mass, and hitting a rail, bringing the heavy board to a full stop within a fraction of a second, will ultimately cause damages. Im pretty sure that any other deck would have been in two parts. That’s a proper crash you had! The amount of energy involved is very high. Drive your car against a wall at 20Km/h… It would be a lot shorter.
However, we don’t want our customers to stand in the rain, so please contact Ted to find a solution for you. I hope you will feel better very soon! Take your time to cure the wounds. Heads up!
Meanwhile I got a really nice reply from Ted. I know that this was a hard impact and also he told me that he has never seen something like this before but he is willing to send me a new deck for free to get me back on the road I really appreciate it! So I’m ordering a new truck and some spare parts right now. Lucky me!
Is it possible to drill new hole closer on the broken board and put skate trucks under it? Maybe the shape is not ideal for that though.
Dude, that should have been a no brainer. You were one of the people that led me to purchase a Trampa board and I am sure that I am not alone - the amount of sales they would have generated because of people like you would easily carry the cost of a replacement deck. The work you have done, particularly in this thread should be fully supported by people like @trampa. I’m glad they have acknowledged this by providing a replacement for you.
Haha @Tamatoa I also thought about that but it would need cut outs against wheel bites. Maybe one day…
Thanks bro, what a funny neverending chain. People and threads in this forum made me buying 2 Trampa boards and a DD (E-Toxx spur gears).
I found some pics of the evil rail I knocked
I have some video footage of testing my 18W light in darkness, gonna upload it within the next days. Also I should use it next time in skatepark