After a long while of research and discussion with other builders here on the forum and some digging on the Sub reddit as well. I’ve finally committed to starting my first build! I’ve gone through different phases before arriving with this decision but I want to be determined to build a board that rides and performs just the way I like as while there are many great builds out there like Kaly and Lacroix, I can’t find the right features and performance that I feel are going to work for me the most.
I have no experience with building anything like this and don’t have any experience with soldering or any of that sort but I have friends and family who I can get help from for those. I’ll slowly be building the log over the course of the build and will keep it up to date as parts arrive and changes (which I think are expected) occur.You’re welcome to pitch in and critique on my parts list and vision for this build. Now, Onward to the actual build details!
What I’m hoping my Build to Achieve:
Versatility - I want to be able to swap out other components as needed but generally build around the motors or the deck depending on how well I like the feel for my deck of choice.
Good Carving Ability - I enjoy carving as much as you guys do!
Stability at speed - While I enjoy feeling that wind while cruising down a flatland I don’t really need to go very fast. If it can hit 28-31mph then that is already plenty fast for me. Given those speeds I want to be able to worry less about speed wobbles, I know technique plays a huge portion but if I can maximize the performance of hardware to reduce the speed wobbles then I’m all for it!
Dancing - Now I know that popping up a expensive and hard earned board is the last thing others would do I would agree. The most I’d like to do is dancing but I’m willing to dance on a shorter board as I know dancer boards usually go for 43"+ but I wouldn’t want a board with that kind of length.
Distance - Being able to hit 30km of range would be enough for me but if I can stretch it further then by all means lol.
Hill Climbing - There aren’t any steep rolling hills that I plan on using it on but if it can do 25% gradients then I believe those should meet my usage needs just fine.
Also want to add I’d prefer it stealthy that I can kick push as I wouldn’t want to attract attention when using it if possible. I’m planning for this to be my all in build as I don’t want to have to put together a build from the ground up again as this will likely burn a big hole in my wallet not to mention any parts that I’ll need to maintain it in the long run. Basically my all around, Go-to build for everyday use is what I’m after
Parts List Deck - Hummie Carbon and Wood deck [$150(Board $110 + $40 shipping estimate, difference may be sent back to me)]
Batteries - 12s4p Samsung 30Q [$160+$34 shipping]
Thanks to Brad and Tracey for the custom Tunnel risers and offering free shipment to any other purchases with them! total shipping for all Riptide stuff cost $14 so a pretty sweet deal I think Risers - Riptide custom esk8 tunnel risers x2 [$15 x 2] Bushings - Riptide Kranks 96a Magnum x1 Riptide Kranks 96a Cannon x2[$11.50 + $9x2] Pivot Cups - Riptide Caliber II WFB 96a pivot cups[$13.95]
Wheels - @kug3lis 3.75” wheel hubs and 6.5" Trampa tires and tubes.
Trucks - TB218 Trucks [$65]
Power Switch - TorqueBoards Power on/off anti-spark switch
Mounts, pulleys, drive train - @kugelis Fatboy Mini gear drive for TB218 on pneumatics 8mm shaft 3.75” Hub[$446 + $17 shipping]
Motors- Dual Maytech Sealed 6374 170kv Motors $277.73 [122x2 + $27 shipping+3% paypal handling fee]
Enclosure - Psychotiller Altar Wedge with wire channel or Hummie custom plastic + Fiberglass enclosure
Speed Controller-Flipsky FSESC 6.6 x2 [$100x2]
Remote - Remote + receiver casing + black and white color scheme [$120 remote&receiver + $10 receiver casing + $30 shippping]
BMS - Bestech 12s 80A BMS
Would love to hear what you guys think of my planned build so far! I’m hoping to get the parts together soon but as this will take huge effort to see through I’d like to know if I’m on the right track for as far as build objectives and parts go. Thankful to have the Forum around Cheers!