I’ll be the first to board the truth train and admit, this build is B-A-S-I-C. There’s so much talent and ingenuity on this forum that I doubt this will register on anyone’s Richter scale. Cue “Nothing Special” by Local H.
However, my goal wasn’t to obtain “builder of the year.” I set out to test my overall ability. I wanted a board that was safe, reliable, and of course fun. In doing so, I was able to fine tune previous skills while simultaneously collecting new ones.
A year ago I knew absolutely nothing about esk8. My idea of skating included a casual cruise/carve session from time-to-time. Yet, due to a recent foot injury, I could no longer kick/push my board. As a result, I had to either stop skating or find an alternative method. Researching Onewheel lead me to this community. Speaking of the community, thank you to all who have shared their trials and tribulations as well as their failures and successes. Without the shared knowledge, there’s no way I would have been able to start my build, let alone, complete it.
This DIY build, is geared towards the beginner - like me. Yes, it can be done. Should it be done? That’s a question that only you can answer. In addition to the massive amount of time and money involved, you absolutely have to have patience. It was my main ingredient. Here’s the rest of the recipe:
Bustin Sportster 35” (E)Core (ordered w/out griptape directly from Bustin Boards Co.)
Eboosted Sportster 35” MKII Enclosure w/ Gasket
E-Z LOK M4 Inserts w/ JB Weld Epoxy (EZ-400-M4-CR)
M4 Countersunk Washers
Muirskate Beasto Hardware
Paris V3 500 Jet Black Baseplates
Boardnamics 184mm Precision Hangers
Riptide Backing Frames
Riptide Krank 93A Bushings (Canon/Cone)
Riptide WFB – 96A Pivot Cups
Boardnamics Caliber II Motor Mounts w/Idler Tensioner
Boardnamics Precision Clamps
Boardnamics Kegel Press Fit Wheel Pulley w/ Dragon Endure Bearings (40T)
Boardnamics HTD5M Steel Motor Pulley (14T)
Boardnamics/Flipsky 6354/190KV Motors
D&D HTD5M 325 Belts
Torqueboards 100mm 74A Urethane Wheels
Dragon Built Bearings
10S4P Molicel P26A 18650*
Duck Battery Systems 0.2mm Pure Nickel 4P 18650 P-Group Tabs*
*Spot welded with K-Weld powered by one, Turnigy Graphene 5.0
Daly 10S 42V BMS (charge only)
Hoyt St. Receiver (3D printed receiver case from Lacroix Boards)
Hoyt St. Nylon Puck
So far the board has been a lot of fun. I’m really happy how it turned out. I’m a larger rider at 215lbs and the board moves me without any issues. I don’t have any recorded stats, but it moves plenty fast for me. I’m looking forward to riding for many, many more miles as I hone my ability. Have a great summer everyone!