So I was discussing acceleration on another thread with @rusins and I think this would be a cool way to compare how powerful your board really is once you are actually on it.
The easiest way to calculate your acceleration is to first use @Kug3lis’s calculator and enter your values to get your max wheel torque in Nm. (this feature may be added in later. Here’s the link https://calc.3dservisas.eu)
Once you have your rotational torque you can translate it into forward force by dividing by the radius of your wheel. In my case 0.0485, I have 97mm wheels. All measurements should be in meters or the same units.
This gives me 16.5Nm / 0.0485 = 340Nm of force
Finally we can use the formula acceleration = force / mass. A = 340/60 (I weight 60kg…Yes, I am a midget)
Therefore acceleration = 5.7m/s/s or 5.7m/s^2. This means for every second I travel I will gain 5.7m/s of speed. So theoretically it will take me about 3-4 seconds to reach top speed.
What’s your max acceleration? Would you beat me? Smoke me? Or get smoked by me?