💩 Shitty DIY and nothing else!


I keep coming back to this old board. It was my analog longboard for years, guess I have the muscle memory for it.

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Hasn’t done anything yet but that’s a housefire waiting to happen
Quality comments, too.



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Because we always get kids who insist on electrifying their Penny boards but refuse to listen to more experienced builders’ advice.

Then they end up butchering an off-brand Chinese eskate they got from Marketplace, drilling holes into their plastic decks and not having a rideable board. So, I tried building this as close as I can get to what those kids have as resources. Also, for the shiggles.

  • Lingyi ESC and remote
  • Generic hub drives
  • 90 mm wheels
  • old Riptide enclosure
  • 97 WH battery 6S3P (circa 2019)
  • Penny-sized and shaped deck. I couldn’t get a deck (or a used board) for dirt cheap so a wooden copy it is. This is the only thing I spent money on; everything else I put together. In a cave. With a box of scraps.

I haven’t had to properly test ride it yet because it’s raining but some observations:

  • It is sketchy as shit to ride this even in my living room.
  • I get wheel bite. On my heel.
  • I can easily grab this with my hand. I’ve had university textbooks that were heavier.

More notes:

  • I can probably get a 10S2P in there but I don’t want to go beyond the AU$25 I spent.
  • This thing is a toy; I wouldn’t ride it to the train station like I usually do with my other boards.
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Just found this in a battery building facebook group

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Idk if we can call this shitty until we read the datasheet and assess

Did a stormtrooper spot weld that?!

He came off lucky though