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Hey Team, I’m Adrien life long tinkerer, living in Jersey City and pay the bills running innovation for a consulting shop. Been lurking here for about 2 month. Got into esk8 for commuting reasons, now just go out for fun.

For my first actual build - I want to build a shorter board, with a kick tail (to hop small side walks) for commuting. I plan to ride this thing in sunshine, rain and snow.

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mes parent sont francais. mon pere d’Orleans et ma mere est Parisienne.

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Check out all of @b264’s build threads. All weather proofed short boards with a kick tail. He’s a bit anal but he gets the job done.

Take that as you will :wink:

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That’s exactly the amount of French I am still able to understand 6 years after finishing high school :joy:

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Oi bois. I’m rob. 15. I built my board about 8 months ago, and am looking to build it up during this holiday season to rip around in spring, I need ‘veterans’ opinions considering trucks, voltage, deck size and material, and wheel size in my effort to renovate and upgrade my build, all while on a budget. I just need to learn to open a thread real quick, but idk how to cause I just made an account and I’m on my phone.

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Hey Rob-

I bumped you up a level so you can post now. You’ll get the most help by posting your questions in the noob thread, however.

Happy holidays and welcome!

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Right in my tender heart.

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Hello. My name is Robbie. I am a machinist by trade, tinkerer by hobby, amateur engineer and in my opinion a professional solderer. You know what they say about opinions though! Lol. I 3d print as well, I water cooled my printer to enable high temp printing (Ultem 1000, and PC). I also have an adrenaline addiction and a love of all board sports, so with that I built a E-mountainboard that could get thrashed on. Everything on my board is meant to be easily replaced and quickly in the event of failure, from esc’s to mechanical parts its about a 5 minute fix for everything that can fail, if I have that part on hand. I made my motor mounts and designed everything on my board so far. I have built two boards so far, as well as helped my brother make an electric longboard that rips. My brother and I grew up skateboarding so we are a bit rough on boards, in fact that is why I made my own motor mounts. I bend any aluminium mount plate that I have tried, so I switched over to a 17-4 S.S. plate and truck clamp. Its a bit heavy, but hefty, and oh so rigid like a proper motor mount should be. I have jumped my board off an about chest high drop on cement, and gotten about 10ft high jumps on a grass field with no issues so far. I have not seen anyone get too rowdy as far as jumps go, so I have been compiling video to show people what they can really do with a rigid motor setup. Footy will be coming soon! I’m looking forward to learning with you guys, as well as contribute where I can, though I’m not too into posting on social media.

Edited For the peeps who get their ego involved. Lol. looking forward to meeting some of ya in person.

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Hey guys! I just found this forum after following a bunch of Facebook groups. I’m excited to put together my first DIY board after owning a boosted v2. Awesome community. You guys can really build!!!

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Welcome! I bumped your account so you’re not limited on messaging. Hit me up in a private message if you have any questions.

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Thanks Bill!

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welcome. where you located?
thoughts on first DIY build?

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Located in San Antonio, Texas. I got an switchblade deck and enclosure combo and it looks like I’m going to do a dual 6374 setup. Looking at gear drives rn.
3d Servisas seems to be the best reviewed:)

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They’re very nice, but also check out @moon drives and the herringbone from @avX

Great time to be interested in gear drives.

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Awesome :+1: will do

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:thinking:

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Hey, another new guy here. Looking to learn more about electric skateboards and eventually build one. Right now I have a Revel Kit on a Loaded Bhangra. I added the Waterborne surf adapter and 107 mm Abec wheels. The board is really a lot of fun. Just looking to Carve my local streets with it so speed isn’t an important aspect. The Surf adapter allows fantastic turnability. As a beat up old surfer that is really what I’m shooting for.
I’m planning on probably two more boards since my son and his friends enjoy the board and I would like a board capable of some urban off road riding.
I’m looking at one of the Trampa electric carve boards as one possibility. As a newbie I like their site. I’ve learned a few things from it. I like having the ability to see the different components available for a build. This looks like a great place to learn and I’m looking forward to learning and hopefully contributing.
Paul

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Hi Paul-

Good to have you. I bumped your account so you won’t be limited in messaging. Frank from Trampa comes in to share knowledge and engage in sprited discussions here if you have a question or two for him.

Let me know in a personal message if you have any questions, and welcome!

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