I grew up as a grungy street skater. Much later in life I found FPV quadcopters, and I’ve been building and flying those things for the last three or four years. One day I saw Nurk build an esk8; worlds collide. I am definitely building one of these things; I already know, like, everything (right?).
I did some research and quickly ended up here. Asked for some advice and here’s what I ended up with for a first build. There are some things I wish I had done differently as I have learned of the breadth of options available, but I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out nonetheless. Thanks to all who helped me out directly! (@Sn4Pz @Venom121212 @rusins @b264) and thanks to all of the rest of you from whom I have learned so much by osmosis in the last several weeks here.
Deck & Enclosure - Torqueboards TB40 w/ V3P enclosure for now, plan to replace with the fiberglass version when it’s available
Drivetrain - TB 6380s on 15/40 pulleys (@boardnamics press fit kegels)
Wheels - TB 110s (if Dex will ever fukn ship them to me)
Bag’o’lectrons - 12s4p Molicell P42A pack w/ LTT BMS care of @thisguyhere
Brains - Unity from the house of ill repute (I’ll answer to God if he’s real)
Strings - Hoyt St plastic puck
- Get wheels & install w/ 40t pulleys
- Get custom grip and apply so “No Face” makes sense
- Wish I had looked into @eBoosted offerings when I first started to plan my build (looking at you Evo 40 SS combo)
- Wish I had looked into the whole NESE scene before I bought a fixed config pack
- Wish I had some Raptor 2 hubs I could run w/o temp limits to Valhalla
Porn (to be updated as the build progresses)
Yeah nah, unless you like face-skating on bitumen.
Other than that, great first build!
Those wheel pulleys sure look good
I was stunned when you shipped them next day. Wish everyone slinging esk8 gear responded as promptly!
TB40 looks good waiting on mine cough cough Dex.
Orders 20840 and 21311.
Looks like a very sleek build with some serious planning. That’s a great part list and I’m sure you’ll be feasting with Odin soon.
Why did you choose to mount the motor mounts so close to the center? Why not flip the motor pulleys, and move the more to the side? Less stress on the motor axle then.
Edit: because of the crossbar, doh!
Can you please take a picture from the side of the board, so I could see how the enclosure pops out ?
Asking that because it seems like it’s poping out quite a lot only to be able to fit a 12s4p.
Yeah - that was a disappointment. Think I’m going to make a replacement crossbar to minimize the cantilever distance on the motor shaft. Pain in my fucking ass. C’est la vie
Scale is FUB. Giraffe’s name is Jefferson. I found him in a river.
Damn, looks like my enclosure, but managed to put 12s8p of 50e under the bonnet
Yeah, wish I had gone with one of Ben’s enclosures. I do think I’ll end up with more ground clearance than your build has, but is that worth settling for less than half the range? It’ll get me to work in any case.
Drop through RKP looks mint.
My setup is gonna be pretty similar.
Nice build mine is going to look similar just a little less power lol what trucks did use? Looks like cnc TBs
First ride went well! Need grip
Wow, that is such a nice skate
That is beautiful… Pretty much a dream you got there! Reeeally good stuff!! How does it all ride?! need deets
If I were to dream a little harder, I would want this exact build, but then put a (matching top speed) TBDD on the front to get the look of a 2wd (motors out the back) being a stealth (as can be) 4wd.
Thanks! It’s my first build, so it rides like it rides I guess. I don’t have any basis for comparison. I was going for something with a modest top speed (~30 mph / 48 kph), but with a responsive, authoritative feel with plenty of torque. I feel like that’s exactly what I ended up with.
For my first ride, I charged the pack to 4.15 volts per cell and rode for about 11 km. Not sure what my speed was, but cars were not passing me even though I was hugging the curbs. Got home with 3.98 volts per cell left on the pack. Unity app said ~8-9 Wh/km.
Also, pro tip; avoid riding near lakes where geese hang out. Goose shit coating your legs and board is a bad look.