I wanted to see if I could do this so here we go. All my boards sort of in order.
Been skating all my life but in the past few years trips to the park became more and more more sparse. Now I’m back to skating everyday.
The Metroboard Stealth edition was the first esk8 I rode. It was my neighbors. He let me go up and down my street and I was in love. Sometime in early 2016. I wanted to buy one so bad but could not get my mind and budget around the price.
So a few months later I bought an Action Blink . It was on sale online at Walmart for 399… Got it Sept 2016.
Blink was fun but could not really handle my weight of 240 at the time.
So I decided to buy a real board. I wanted a boosted but they were not really available.
I went with the cheapest Metroboard. The Metroboard Micro Slim. 1099. Got it October 2016.
It originally came with 83s but I switched to 97s for higher speed.
It was a thousand times better than the Blink.
Not as good as my neighbors with the bigger battery. Fun little deck though.
But topped off at 18 and did like 7 miles…
So I decided to drop the big bucks…
Evolve Bamboo Gt baby. Yeah. Ordered January 4th 2017. 1600 Bucks. Adding the abec 11 97s.
Got it second week of February the same week my boy was born.
Wholly shit man. Now shit was really cooking. Compared to the Metroboard the Evolve was so fucking good.
24mph and like 9 miles…
Did my First deck swap with the Metroboard using a Rayne brighside deck.
January 2018 I sent the Evolve to Long-haired Boy for the battery upgrade.
So now I was really cooking. First experience with really good eskate performance.
25mph. 14 mile range.
Next big thing was getting 107s.
First time hitting 29 mph.
Killed the range on the Evolve until I got the larger pulleys
So I got the itch again and went Chinese. Wowgo 2s. Sanyo battery. 600 bucks. Got it on may 25 2018.
So I was really impressed. For less than half the price this thing was faster and went further than the Evolve. I also liked the low rolling resistance of the hubs.
Added Paris trucks which made a big difference.
So I had a solid 3 board collection.
So because of the internet’s I got interested in the Diyeboards kit. The 10s5p dual belt kit.
500 bucks. Got it late August 2018.
It worked out of the box.
I used Janux mounts and caliber trucks.
The Diyeboards kit was a fucking rocket and went 30mph. For 4 miles… Then horrible battery sag.
This was the deck that made me decide to wear a helmet.
Did a deck swap with the wowgo.
Loaded Tan Tien. B grade… Still could not believe I was paying so fucking much for a deck…
Did a deck swap on the Diyeboards kit with a cheap skateshred blank that was Similar to the Tan Tien.
So I liked the speed and the sense of accomplishment building the kit.
But really it was kind of horrible so I start looking for more parts.
This is when I get a hold of Dave Dirickson at Psychotiller and from here on it really got out of hand.
Going to save here and continue later with my Renaissance period of diy post psychotiller.