I started esk8’ing on a Black Hawk Electric Street Series v3 - a very cheaply built, low performance, unreliable hub board. Completely unknown hub motors, epoxy-potted car ESC, and a 7s2p battery with some kind of LG cells. To be frank, it wasn’t very good, but it was still good fun considering I haven’t ridden anything better yet.
Unfortunately, back in May, I crashed it into a car. Running late to a lecture, I dumped the throttle down a small hill leading to a pedestrian crossing, forgot to brake, and T-boned a car at 30kph, with no safety equipment. After a fractured eye socket (and a titanium plate now holding it together), a fractured knuckle, a mild concussion, and some rough facial lacerations, I’m back at it.
However, an actually good board is still out of my reach - I’ve been planning a proper full-DIY build for a long time, and I have a post about it which is mostly out-of-date now, but until I switch to full-time work, I’m not able to get working on it. The solution, of course, is to get my old parts running again. The deck was completely trashed - the front truck was completely wrenched out of the deck, taking some big chunks of wood with it. Surprisingly though, all the hardware is still fine.
Buying a new longboard deck just for some terrible parts is a bit boring though, and still kinda costly. Most importantly, it’s not funny. Therefore, I’ve created this monstrosity.
This is a $30 Kmart children’s skateboard, with the parts from my longboard shoddily bolted to it. This board is 70% car accident. It wobbles like hell, the case isn’t flat against the deck, the remote still had blood on it, and it’s already drawn fresh blood from me.
Also, the holes were drilled with absolutely zero precision. Trust me, I’ll put a lot more work into my actual build. Somehow, riding this thing is still fun - at least when it isn’t trying to kick me off. It corners pretty damn well, and I get a laugh out of the fact that it even exists. Is this a contender for the worst build on here?