Kushboard HAYA | 10s?p P42A? Haya 83 Custom Skin | 3 Link DH trucks | Loaded Hubs | Unity

Greetings skater folks, I am back for another build. Two months ago I broke my collarbone because (i think) i braked on my remote on accident and i flew and ran 4 steps before landing on my shoulder at 25km/h.

I am alive thankfully but it gave me time to think about life, maybe quitting my 1.7k/month job, visiting all my craftsmen/workshop friends I had no time to visit, and of course, gathering parts for a new build.

Months before I brokey myself, I was able to snag a Haya 83, the shortboard version FYI from @abusfullofnuns, and I started to gather parts for my next stealth build.

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Following a similar build to my Kushboard Chonkas, a DIY stealth board I built in 2020, I am going for a slightly lighter weight this time, as back then I did a 10s3p and it ended up being very heavy for stealth, and I did not require that much range, that board was very efficient, using only 18% juice after a 15km ride. So I am possibly thinking of a 10s2p P42A.

As for my drivetrain, I was lucky to acquire a set of Loaded Hubs with orange sleeves with Caguamas for the front from @Venom121212, and will be using that.

For the trucks, i’ve pondered for a looooooong while, since the hubs fit on any 8mm axle, I have unlimited options for which trucks to use. I could try fancy TKPs and RKPs, expensive DH trucks etc, hell even the Rojas trucks came to mind, but I did not have a couple thousand on hand to spend on trucks. However, @Ac53n had a pair of Stooge’s 3 link DH trucks for sale, so it is on the way to me now.


Powering the board will be a spare Unity I have lying around, since this will be relatively low powered, I do not see the need for anything too crazy.

I have seen the small but possible issue with delamination of the Haya deck, so I am planning to sand it clean, and skin the bottom of the deck with some decorative carbon fiber. It has already arrived but I am going to need a few weeks till I am back at the shop to actually work on it.

This is the one i got, i might paint a transparent green over it after the skin, or with an undercoat of green pigmented epoxy, we will see.
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That is all I got for now, what do you think? I aim to get the board’s weight to be around 7 kilos or so, but it might be closer to 8, hopefully it won’t feel too heavy.

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wake up guys, new linny build thread dropped :clap:

can’t wait to see this progress, love your boards

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Make sure you go up and into the recess for the baseplate as well!

Keen to see the progress!

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Got it, i’ve re-read the older threads from you and a few others. For skinning for strength, should I apply it in this order?
Base gel coat (cure fully/tacky touch)?
Decorative CF
Clear epoxy?

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Yep laying the cloth onto a tacky layer will help get it to conform to sharp corners and stay there.

Let that cure and then add clear layer/s

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Joking but not joking. They’re so dreamy

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Hmm, everything is kinda here so here’s a mock-up of the build. Wow the proportions look good actually



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Dude that looks so good. You never cease to come up with clean, awesome looking builds.

Thank you! It is all an accidental success to be honest. I never really know because it’s all in my head till i put them together.

Hmm… Paint the trucks or sand the deck tomorrow, to prep for carbon fiber skin?

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I’m going to vote for “whichever you can get done in one session” because that always gives me the biggest motivation boost to finish a concrete step in the build, and because I’m projecting my need for motivation onto you :joy:

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Deburred, sanded and rounded every edge of the truck, as well as scotch brited every surface to prep for paint.




Then goes on the metal epoxy primer. Paint goes on tomorrow

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I am so excited to see how that comes out, looks great so far!

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Gonna be the best looking set of 3-links around!

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Does look pretty sexy

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:green_heart::deciduous_tree::evergreen_tree:

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Glad those 3 links are gonna finally be getting some use! Have you tried riding them yet?

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Not yet, I disassembled and painted it the moment i got it haha.

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Machining bearing spacers to perfectly space the wheel out so i use the full axle. This is more of a wheel bite thing since this hangar is about 145mm long.


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Bold move haha. Hopefully the links don’t need any adjusting and mess up your paint job.