I bought one of those single motor, 2-speed, 7s2p longboards you see on Alibaba from a guy locally. It worked and did the job of opening my eyes. Two days later, I bought a Meepo 1.0 from another local rider.
I sold the original board to Maner, who uses it as his #1 ride in the low speed setting. (It’s in pieces in a box somewhere.)
True story, I have to carry this massive penis around somehow
My first was a diy 10s2p dual hub from shit cells, beaten hubs, a basic ESC, and hella duct tape. It had 6 deck swaps in the first 4 days. It’s currently in pieces on my desk because I just used it to power pneumatics with the hubs
First board was a 9s2p 5000mah Zippy batterys, single 6355 on a Custom Skateboards 38 - 40 inch deck
It is currently in pieces and everything is scattered around.
First esk8 was a riptide r1 my wife bought me.
Then this happened.
So it got tkp surfrodz, psychotiller mounts, bkb press fit pulleys, and black 97mm abec11s
Now its on e-cal trucks, re decked to a 30inch Skateshread deck. 97mm clones, enertion mounts and dickyho pulleys.
Almost running. Just waiting on a few parts.
I really like how that deck graphic plays with your eyes.
Oh such a thing of unrivalled beauty.
Mine was even older than that thing and here she still resides like a monument to bad decisions.
My first board was actually a Leafboard, used it heavily everyday to work and then it broke down after 9 months.
And then… LOL
Being the ringmaker that i am, i cut a piece off the deck and made a ring out of it.
Buy the new model, it’s so great. I had the older one before and the new one is so improved.
Its definitely a good beginner board so if i ever have a friend that wants to get into esk8 and or wants something portable, that board is a picker for sure. I already built a small commuter board that is of similar weight and has more range so i’m all good
I think you need to check Linny’s Builder Showcase. He has evolved considerably.
I like it for two reasons
- Has a kick tail
- Super portable
Had many push skates over the years but my first esk8 was this Frankenboard
I cannabalized it and it was sitting parted out in the shop for a few months before being reborn with hub motors. Frankenboard II
My first board is my current board. Been riding it for two years now.
Started off as a single drive 6374 with a 10s4p 30q and then one day I woke up to a dual diagonal board.
Deck is 36"and has a kick tail of course.
You asked for it.
DISCLAIMER I didn’t know esk8 was even a thing or that any of you existed when I started and finished this monster.
It had heavy ass sla batteries. I quickly upgraded to lithium ion. Shitty Chinese junk cells but still an improvement.
I wanted programmability or some sense of intelligence to be in this new project. After searching general terms, I discovered vesc was what I was looking for. Vesc led me to the old forum and there was no looking back.
It’s currently in my garage in shambles just to remind me that I can always do better.
I bought an Evolve Carbon GT when they were new because it seemed a lot easier than parking a car downtown and emits no air pollution. I still have it. The battery is absolute shit.
Where do you get your electricity from
I used to ride my ownboard w1s hub board as my first board, it was good but it’s just not great as a belt drive board…
I’ve always wanted a boosted but it’s just isn’t something that make sense to buy due to the price…
I ended up getting my own foosted with parts from different vendors and sold my w1s locally to another dude
My first (and only diy) Build is sitting in my garage waiting for the rest of the parts to come so I can upgrade it to a dual drive Evo 36…