Quick little build thread because I’d finally consider this thing ‘done’.
This is my first build, I built it ~4 months ago. I’ve put 500 miles on it and killed 2 vescs since.
This was also my first esk8. I wanted to build something that felt like a loose snowboard on the street, so I closely based my design around the boosted v2.
This all started with a used boosted board v1 deck.
I went with a Meepo 40T battery because the 40T cells sag very little and the form factor is perfect for my board. I get about 9 miles before I start sagging bad. I was able to shoehorn this into a backfire enclosure (tight fit).
I started with a Flipsky dual 4.2 vesc. That imploded for no reason after 20 miles so I borrowed a friend’s dual 6.6 Flipsky. I killed that one by accident with water damage (whoops) so after that, I went for a Unity.
Motors are TorqueBoards 6355 x2. Held up by BKB mounts.
Here’s the complete parts list:
-Loaded Vanguard flex 3
-Blue caguamas dyed black
-Bones reds bearings
-Caliber 2 50deg trucks
-Meepo ER battery
-Flipsky antispark switch (redundant ATM with the unity’s)
-Backfire battery enclosure
-Eboosted fiberglass ESC case
-Dual TorqueBoards 6355
-36T wheel pulley, 18T motor pulley, 260x12 htd5 belts
-And of course, the “Tesla” griptape. This was a figment of my imagination, “If Tesla built a board”. Had it custom printed.
I’ve had so much fun riding this thing. It feels like a snowboard on the street; the flexy deck and the playful trucks make it amazing.
I’ve GPS tracked it to 31mph in FOC but it ran a couple of MPH faster in BLDC. I’m stuck with FOC as long as I have this unity :(.
-I’m building a super fast board on a Hummie deck so I’ll be donating the unity from this build towards that. I’ll probably get dual 4.12 vescs so I can run BLDC again.
-Gonna gear this down to ~26MPH max and get softer bushings, run the trucks looser, etc. I’ll be able to have a “fast board” and a “fun board”.