[EU-SE] hey, want to build my first esk8 and would really want a tayto or jet spud deck. also been thinking of going with a loaded coyote or omakase since those are easier to get.
looking to buy:
jet spud deck
(loaded coyote deck)
(loaded omakase deck)
might also be interested if you have some other parts that would fit with those decks i have in mind. havent purchased any of the parts yet so also looking for esc, battery, wheels etc… trying to get a deck before i get everything else
I have a tayto in house, haven’t even skinned or fritted it yet. Also a loaded kut thaka, which is quite similar to the omakase and iirc is near identical to the coyote? that one is finished. Shipping from US though.
Kut thaka, bottoms raw still, actually finally getting around to skinning the bottom today.
Tayto is in a bag ATM but it’s pretty standard right now, grey paint. I can make it look however you want and frit it up, but it’d cost some lol
yea the tayto might be interesting. im not really looking for anything custom though. would you wana let it go like it is rn? without the “custom” pricetag ? and how much are you looking to get for it? since its my first board im trying to focus my money on functionality over looks so think ill have to pass on ur customizing service.
Yeah one less deck for me to have to finish is a plus xD shipping could be a bit expensive, lemme check a few things and I’ll message you in a couple hours, if I have an enclosure that fits or any other stuff you could use it’ll probably be worthwhile for ya, but without, maybe not so much.
Hey, I do have Jet Potato 33 (similar to Jet Spud 29, but a bit longer) for sale with ABS enclosure. I would include the rubber bumpers and antispark xt90 key. These are not recent photos (can take some photos later), but it’s in a good shape (battery in this board died quite soon after and then I got whole another board). Just griptape is a bit dirty and there may be some left over from double sided tape where battery was attached. Not sure what to ask for price, but let me know if you are interested. I’m located in europe.
i read ur reply and appreciate the recommendations for enclosures. i totally missed your questions at the end though. saw them now. my goals or my reason for wanting to build it is mainly to use as a board to get me to and from school or to get to and from the busstops. im not in need for alot of speed but i still want it to be able to go a bit faster than im comfortable with at the moment just for future-proofing (dont want to get bored of it because its slow / dont wana have to push it to its limits just for commuting). the more range the better ofcourse but atleast like 20km or something? im not sure whats reasonable for a board like this. i feel like range is not that important but still feel like i want to use all the space in the enclosure im getting which is still to be decided. and to start of i think im not even going to be able to ride at 40km/h at all so that might be a bit too much when it comes to speed. wont be riding it on long straight roads, will be more cityroads with turns and stuff.
Cool! A 12s3p with P42A or similar cells will 100% get you 20km of range, probably more like 30km.
Are you interested more in crazy torque to get you up hills, or a lightweight, reliable (less moving parts) board? Option 1 means belt drive or gear drive, option 2 means hub motors or direct drive. If you have good roads, hubs FTW.
If you’re on a tight budget, you might be stuck with single drive, in which case a belt drive or gear drive will be needed for good torque. That being said, I really like my single hub-motor board. Need to push with my feet to start / stop, but the cruising and freeroll are fantastic. I’ll post a build thread of it tomorrow, putting finishing touches on it this evening
Edit: done – Small board | Loaded Coyote | 12s1p | single hub
are there any good hub-motors out there? haha. from my research ive come to the conclusion that belt drive is the better way to go. but dont have any experience with either of them and you seem pretty satisfied with your hub motor build. im not in need for alot of torque either and my plan has been to go with a single belt drive motor, 6374 or something similar. dual 6355 could also be considered but feel like i would be more than happy with just a single 6367. but as i said i have no prior experience and am totally just going of what i have heard and read on the internet.
I opted for the expensive route and got a Loaded hub motor
(I wanted something I could put on any truck, and swap the urethane when it eventually wears down. So far looks good as new, and I definitely abuse it)
Single 6374 is definitely enough power for an average esk8. Never need to push, goes fast. Hub motors are very tame in comparison.
It depends on what you are after. I have a omakase with the unlimited kit for short trips. It’s a single hub with 10s1p. Works great for it’s porpouse and it’s like riding an analog board. Also Swede by the way.
i dont think the unlimited kit is anything for me since i enjoy building and upgrading my own stuff. i most often prefer to take the longer but more educational way to do stuff than to allways go for the easy route.
Ooh yea buying hub motors on their own would be nice. Hmm im trying to get as much value for my money as i can. Would you suggest single 6374 or single hub? I guess i could just buy a new hub in the future if i want more power aswell.