In the name of finding balance.
This build was originally named The Silver Surfer. As it turns out, fate had other plans. This project turned out to be a whirlwind for me. Between the deck snapping, a myriad of design obstacles, followed by financial distress. I had almost given up entirely on esk8. Eventually things got better, my luck turned and I’m back to building. But this time I will strive for balance.
The original design was cumbersome and prone to issues. I really didn’t like the electronics being external so I had to reevaluate my approach. I had to find a balance between expectations, reality, portability and finally reliability. I feel I have achieved this goal and in doing so I realized the perfect name for this board would be Equilibrium.
Here’s a little back story for those of you that like to read.
The original concept was derived from The Fantastic 4. As a kid I wanted nothing more than to ride the board the Silver Surfer rode on in that movie. It was insane, it blew my mind.
Many years later I discovered esk8 while looking for a means of miniature transportation that could fit my lifestyle of living on a 45foot sailboat. Many options were off the table due to size limitations. In my search I stumbled onto a YT video by SoCal Legend reviewing an evolve gtx and thought to myself, This is it! A week later I bought a Bamboo GTX and my adventure into the wonderful world of esk8 had begun. It was an amazing beginner board despite its flaws but I quickly outgrew it and started looking for the next best thing.
Que the forum that shall not be named.
I’ve always been into the diy mind frame so I decided what the heck, lets try building one. I found the forum that shall not be named and read hundreds of hours of posts before I felt comfortable enough to take the challenge. Despite the drama I’ll always be grateful for the wealth of information I learned using that forum.
Any ways enough of the back story, lets get to the part you all came here to see!
Tb6 esc x2
12s4p 21700 efest purple 14.8ah and custom designed battery tray (easy swap)
Maytech v2 waterproof remote
Maytech 6374 170kv x2
Fatboy mini gd 2.4 ratio
Hammock adjustable base plates with 240mm fatboy hangers
Haya hb92 batch 2, custom carbon laminated
3mm neoprene rubber sheet for waterproofing and extra interior headroom between deck and top cover
Pictures of the original design
Pictures of the final design (More as I get closer to completion)