I “finished” building my Hercaleez land cruiser last year (are they ever truly finished?) and it was a lot of fun, and it also made me realize I knew it wouldn’t be the last one I’d build. I saw a lot of short boards posted in the past and I kind of got the itch to build a smaller deck with a kick tail. Nothing ridiculous but something I could put a few miles on and just have fun with. Enter, OhMyKase.
Based on a Loaded Omakase deck I wanted something that was pretty straight forward but didn’t really want to skimp on quality. My original plan was to have my motors forward-mounted, which I may still try and do, but I’m not super hell-bent on it. Depends on enclosure clearance. This will be a thane board (obviously). Right now here are the parts I’ve got lined up:
I am planning on making and installing a loop key for this build which will be my first. Been researching a bit to find any interesting 3D-printable designs for it and found one setup on here I want to try and make work. I’ve printed and installed it and so far it looks like it should work well. I will probably pick up a BLE module as well for easier tuning.
I will be installing the enclosure and inserts into the deck myself, which is also a first for me. I got some M4x8mm soft wood inserts that I’ll use (first ones I ordered were too long) and will glue/epoxy them in.
I’m trying to decide between keeping it real simple and almost “stock” looking, or going the opposite and stripping off the grip tape and doing something like a hand-painted design or whatever. I have a hard time leaving shit alone as-is, but a stock Omakase has a nice look to it. Maybe just custom grip tape. Who knows.
I was able to source a lot of parts here from fellow forum members. You know who you are, and thank you!
I’m not sure how much you weigh, but I’m fat (98kg) and I’ve found 89A or 90A to be really good for these kinds of boards. (At 50/50 or 50/44 or 52/44 angles.) If I was lighter, probably even those would be too stiff for me.
Although this deck does have a longer wheelbase than I usually use, so maybe 93A would be good.
I saw this and I might print one and see how it is compared to mine. Kind of inspired mine. I can’t take credit for the riser; I found the file from someone on here. Will see how it works out! Everything’s epoxied into place on the inside on the riser and loop key
I love this build. My very first build was a double kick and I love kickball builds. Especially when the components are all solid like this one. Makes me want to do another short-ish longboard build like my LY Dinghy nickel but slightly bigger.
Also, Simon says he needs a bigger board. I don’t really need excuses to build, but I’ll accept them.
I totally forget to mention that this is one of the sickest implementations of a loop key I’ve seen yet. Would be something else if loop keys went more mainstream because of shit like this. I Feel like most builds are button start these days, but I want to see more of this.
that’s actually a great idea. with kegels. I need to find it. I think the enclosure is still good too. I have an old LHB dual 6355 9mm belt drive that would be fine for him too. I could have him on an original 2016 retromod.