Eskate Roadtrip

I think it was Tucker Doss who rode a one wheel from Seattle into Canada, and another time from Paris to Switzerland. So longboard shouldn’t be a problem as long as there’s a McDonalds nearby :joy:

And artventure films, he did 1000km on a push board cross Europe in 2 week if you want to check it out.
And a 300km on an electric board afterwards i think.
Really wanna do something similar soon as well!

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Tucker Doss is sick, those are two of the videos that originally made me want to do this.

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Right! Hoping to do something like that this summer hopefully!

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I am interested if anyone is planning anything for 2024.

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Do a coast ride in California? Or a trip through europe?

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I prefer USA for now. Too much trouble to fly my board to ESK8CON. I cant imagine dealing with confiscation due to illegal riding in Deutschland, Netherlands, Spain, etc. Plus the cobblestone is not funny for urethane.

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Yea that’s true, gonna have to look into making a stealth board

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The fake brick sidewalks are already hell on thane so I can only imagine how much worse a cobblestone road would feel. Even worse if it is one with tiny rocks i think, or maybe the ones with big round topped rocks would be worse :thinking:

Or a trip on the coast of California, just go from the bottom to the top right by the ocean

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Count me in on this, Ive done SD to SF on a bike, But have been wanting to do SD to PNW on a board.

Logically if you treat it the same as a bike trip you can cover ground fairly quickly and have places to charge overnight at campsites. That being said, I have been thinking about jimmying a plug for EV chargers and see if I can hijack the high power off of those to charge the board which would allow for faster charging times/less reliability on campsites. Especially here in California they are everywhere.

I remember watching this and it sparked the thought:

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I have an EV to 220v adapter, but it only works at level 2 chargers. Level 3 chargers give HV DC, not AC, so they arent usable

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How does it do on charge time? I have been wanting to do it just haven’t had the excuse to spent the money on all the stuff for it.

And why would HV DC be out of the picture? Can’t you charge DC-DC with a charge controller? I was thinking it would be easier to do DC-DC and omit the inverter.

those chargers have a whole communication protocol, and you’re gonna have ot turn 300V into like 50 or whatever, which isnt ideal.

Charge time just depends on charger. I have a 10 amp charger for it.

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Interesting, I’m going to do some more research and see.

I know there’s a vid of a guy making one from foreveerrrr ago

Keen to know how often you use it, or if it’s just more hassle than anything

Just found this amazing item on AliExpress. Check it out!
$30.20 | 220V J1772 Type1 Socket To NEMA 5-15/5-20 EV Charger Adapter With 0.5M Cable for E-Bike/Scooter/One wheel
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mOzYvmO

This works for level 2 chargers in the US (J1772). JUST MAKE SURE YOYR CHARGER CAN HANDLE 240VAC

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Yoooo wtf this is sweet i’m just gonna order one of these and see how it works. For that price i’d be an idiot not to try it.

Now the real question is can I plug my welder into it and lay some beads :smirk::smirk:

mobile esk8 welding bouta take off

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Yeah these work nicely

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I think part of Hwy 1 south of SFO is still washed out. I recently drove the Northern part from SFO to Brookings - that section is definitely doable - not a lot of traffic out there.

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I sit here and still wonder how that guy from new york and his cross country esk8 tour went with the fastest riders in nyc went…

“WATCH YOUR FUCKING MOUTH!!!”

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https://a.aliexpress.com/_mPUPfPU

While this converter is awesome I’d rather a phone book of coffee stores n restaurants that will let me charge while I eat there. They have an extension cord or take it at the door.