I’m building it. I’ve been talking about it for a year in certain circles, but i’ve finally almost got it going.
The idea is that you walk through a wizard in which you choose a deck, choose your wheels and bearings, choose your primary and accent colors, type up a breif description of aesthetics, possibly upload some napkin art to better explain what you want, pick your weel pulleys/ratio, and pick your battery pack.
The first phase won’t be very graphically intense but will be very usable and pretty. My ultimate goal is to have 3D models or at least well calculated photographs that can update with your selections for a visual preview of sorts.
The first phase is almost ready for showtime. I expect to have something to show people within a couple of months. IT will likely be on my current domain but i’ve registered the esk8.build domain for it so i have the option of it being a standalone site at some point.
So far i’ve moved my shop and blog to Shopify where they have crazy APIs that let you do things in a pretty awesome environment that makes wordpress and woocommerce look lame af.
Now i’ve got some code going that will eventually allow you to build your custom esk8 the same way you build a Dell computer or Bustin pusher. Obviously The Conversation will still be a huge part of it but over time i hope this will eliminate a huge amount of back and forth as well as be able to tie into a ticketing system that will allow me to build more boards in a more organized fashion and do it faster.
Pardon me while i attempt to turn this esk8 industry on its head.