Esk8 confessional

Tell us more so we don’t make the same mistakes!
Just too slow?

5 Likes

If they would build a faster boards then lets say 30kmh they expect millions of dead ppl in the streets like after dropping an a bomb. They really care for us and i feel so super safe here.

2 Likes

I rode my ride1up drop thru in rain, daily, and at night without lighting. It promptly died after my accidental riding of it through a puddle deeper than the board is high. Whoops.

5 Likes

Germoney the banana republic in the EU.

The place where criminals get set free because they can’t identify themselves but WHATCHOUT HE IS RIDING AN ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD. GET THIS CRIMINAL SCUM AND LET HIM PAY FOR IS CRIMES because…electric is bad…right?

6 Likes

15 posts were split to a new topic: The Importance of Customer Service in Esk8

54 posts were merged into an existing topic: Welcome to Derail Jail

Ive considered this too many times. If only the rails all had electricity tapped into them.

5 Likes

I took an EUC to the balls last night and got some mad bruising :joy: the whole front of my sack is black.

Don’t ride EUCs kids.

16 Likes

my confession : I bought the worst wheels ever from a China portal website. it was cheap and tempting at $11 USD, and stated 75A on the Duro, plus they looked like some PU rubber. Tried them on a push board - could hardly roll. I’m not sure if they were too soft, but it felt like having flat tyres all the time, while only minimally cushioning from the tile gaps and rough pavements. Absolute garbage on push boards.

The worst part was that the wheel threads all pointed in the same direction - meaning no chance of equalizing the direction of the thread on left and right axles. Reminds me of the TeamGee rubber wheels (strong doubts about their effectiveness and probably much reduced range).

crapwheels

4 Likes

don’t tell anyone, but i tried measuring voltage through the barrel charge port. unsurprisingly touched the edge and it shorted - melted the voltmeter probe and molten metal landed on my leg, got burnt. now charge port needs to be drilled out since it’s jb-welded into the deck.

why do you do this.

11 Likes

Welcome to the club. Did the same thing.

6 Likes

ha! i feel so much better about my collection of melted volt meter probes now.

8 Likes

Don’t. He’s got one, you’ve got a collection.

3 Likes

Yeah but i’ve been really busy melting them on things like other people’s terrible fucking battery builds i’ve been asked to look over. for years

every time i survive a spark up i earn a trophy.

6 Likes

This is true, I mean I’ve survived splitting into live power leads, my stanley knife blade not so much.

3 Likes

My new truck angle setup is really nice, so yesterday I was carving hard, and today my glutei maximi hurts.

1 Like

i touched the red part with the outside circle in green. instant fireworks. not even sure why i was trying to get voltage from that, the lid was open and battery exposed.

8 Likes

I did this once - now I make a male connection for all my charge ports just for this :wink:

2 Likes

I called an insurance company a couple years ago asking about buying esk8 liability-only insurance at the state minimum level as a car operator would be required to have.

They acted like I had 4 heads and was an alien from another galaxy.

14 Likes

My EUC slid out smacked my shin and gave me a goose egg. Then started bitching about having full battery and I had to power cycle it like 25 times.

Thank God I got home in 5 min and right to an ice pack it was growing fast.

You can’t see any swelling but it was the size of my thumb sticking out.

8 Likes