last time I did this was close to 2 years ago day for day on a now defunct builders forum hosted by a company that no longer exists so this is making me realize that lots of things have happened since then in the commercial space, but the hardcore riders making awesome stuff are still alive and well. You just all came here
In that time, we built a board on which some dude did 83 miles on a single charge, my brother left the company, we designed our own trucks, we shipped to 16 countries and I’m no longer a lawyer (alle - fuckin’-lujah!) but our spirit has remained the same; we are always thinking about how we can push the limits of electric boarding.
So I’m really happy to make this announcement official; Jeff Friesen (@deodand) and Charles Allix (@blasto) have joined us in order to build groundbreaking stuff, i.e. really cool shit. Charles and Jeff are amongst the best engineers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing so we are really excited to have them on board.
Their first brainchild (designed, coded and built from the ground up, I don’t wanna see any more Judges!) is our new line of ESCs, named the Stormcore, available under 3 declinations; 100D, 100S and 60D (i.e. 100V dual, 100V single and 60V dual).
We will have a few declinations of this and will sell it OEM to start since we know the environments in which they are built and can troubleshoot much more easily if something happens. However, we want to be able to test them on different setups. So we want to put some in your builds (100D only with 4mm phase connectors and a hidden XT90 on board battery connector). The 100D has a footprint of 126X70X24mm.
We will have a limited number of 100D to start. We are keeping the number low so we can offer great Customer Service. We’ve made a Gsheet where you can sign up, but most importantly detail the build in which you will be putting it in (ideally above 13S but no more than 20S) and the timeline where your build will be ready to go. This is important because we need feedback quickly so if you plan on doing something in 2 months, it’s no bueno. We need boards that are almost ready to go or builders that are ready to commit to building quickly (i.e. in days or weeks, not months). The result of this testing will determine our path forward with selling retail. Price for the 100Ds would likely be around 449USD(+S&H) retail. For you guys, we would do them at 285USD(+S&H) for this test batch. Once the Gsheet is filled out by all interested, we’ll contact you directly and then we’ll post a link on our website to purchase.
Also, we are launching our new iOS app and need beta testers. EDIT; we will soon release a fw update for it to work with other ESCs. Hang tight, shouldn’t bee too long. In the meantime, here’s a [link] to down load it; (https://testflight.apple.com/join/Gt8afQRO). It is iOS only for now.
IMPORTANT; if you download the app, please provide feedback. To do so, simply screenshot and a menu in the app will popup to send feedback on your screenshot. Any bugs, ideas, anything. Please tell us. Note this iOS app is for the average rider. You might want a lot more details and that will be available in the “Expert Mode” switch in settings. More detail will be added as the beta progresses.