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Part discussed - forum name - date - description including problems and any useful information also include parts which it was used in conjunction with. Links are fine but please don’t upload pictures as they start making it look messy. Either link pictures or show them in the replies below - (optional) rating and country you are based in.

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Landyachtz earthwing supermodel: @Halbj613: 30th November 2019:
Great deck love the length and width has very little concave which I would like a bit more but works fine. Using @BigBen enclosure which I added some gasket to and have fitted a double stack battery in it. Used on a street build with urethane wheels.

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Abec 97mm flywheels: @Halbj613: 30th November 2019:
Like the wheels just I have used them on not the best gravel roads and they kill your feet. Also used in London where rains a lot and the wheels get very slippery and almost unusable. Not a massive fan overall. Used with a belt drive setup.

Abec 97mm Re fly: @Skunk : 30th November 2019:
I live in the PNW. Lots of rain and rough roads.
I have two sets of these wheels for good reason.
Short of huge urethane (100boa/107abec/111abec/110tb)
These are some of my favorite wheels when you don’t have clearance for huge urethane or Nummies and they feel much better than any 90mm wheels I’ve tried.
I can charge over root broken asphalt and railroad tracks without fear. Have well over 500 miles on one set.

Abec 107mm superfly : @Skunk : 30th November 2019:
absolutely love these wheels. Much bigger contact patch than their 97 mm counterpart. They do weigh a ton and need decks with appropriate clearance but when they fit they feel great. When properly maintained I’ve known a few people get well over a thousand miles on a set with little to no chunking.

ABEC 11 97mm Flywheels 75a: @Saturn_Corp: A soft upgrade from China 'thane flywheel clones. After 1500 miles I only had a small chunk from the sidewall and the powered wheels had some wear from the torque. These wheels will easily last many more miles and feel good doing it. They are a bit narrow for my taste, I found with the wider contact patch the 85mm Caguamas have, felt more smooth and vibration dampening albeit with the smaller diameter did not roll over big bumps as smoothly.

Orangotang Caguama 77a: @Saturn_Corp: Wider than the classic flywheels and feel softer too. Wide contact patch reduced road β€œnoise” and vibrations. The relatively small diameter did not cause issues for me at high speed when hitting bumps and cracks.

Trampa Superstar 8" Primo: @Saturn_Corp: I like the tires, they have a grippy tread pattern offroad and have fairly good rolling resistance on tarmac. The compound seems to last a long time unless you’re constantly doing burnouts. The hubs themselves are nice quality too but are a pain in the butt to unscrew and change tubes/tires. The plastic rim is easy to scratch when removing the wheel from the axle. Mine wobbled slightly as completes from Trampa but soon wore in to little to no wobble.
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HUB MOTORS:

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MOTOR MOUNTS:
Janux caliber mounts: @halbj613: 30th November 2019:
Liked the mounts but didn’t know how big they really were. The mounts where strong and worked fine but the clamps came loose after a bit and shake around during use. Overall a bit annoying but ok.

Overion Chain kit: @Saturn_Corp: Love it, beefy and simple but have not had issues despite the abuse I put them through. Will move slightly on the hanger if you do not have the set screws tight. The sprocket spacers are 20mm, but I found 25mm and removing wheel nuts gives a more secure mounting solution.

Boardnamics Long: @Saturn_Corp: nice press fit mounts but requires annoying tool manuevers when mounting or adjusting orientation. May have clearance issues between motor phase wires and some nuts on the mount. depending on setup.

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MOTORS:

Flipsky 6355 190kv 2500w: @halbj613: 30th November 2019:
Love the motors really good for their price used with urethane wheel so on a belt drive setup. They give good torque while still giving a good speed. Never had problems at low speeds or anything. Had a problem with hall sensors being pulled out of their jst connector but I just resoldered And finished.

Carvon v4 110kv: @Saturn_Corp: Fast, runs hot, 90+mm wheels or clearance will be an issue. Fairly easy to repair and maintain but there is no support from Jerry the Carvon owner so if you’re looking for DD, @torqueboards is your best bet.

Hobbyking SK8: @Saturn_Corp: Cheap little sealed motors, tiny phase wires. Have not had issues yet.

Maytech 6880: @Saturn_Corp: Ran it into a curb and it is all fine and dandy. Pretty much bulletproof

Flipsky 6354: @Saturn_Corp: Currently testing, will know more soon.
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TRUCKS:

MBS Matrix 2: @Saturn_Corp: Wide ass channel trucks with 12mm hollow axles. Seem to be pretty sturdy with the metal base plate but the nylon ones have broken on people. I have not tried many spring trucks but the urethane shock block dampers offer a nice predictable compression and return when leaning.

Surf Rodz 200mm RKP: @Saturn_Corp: Beautiful and many colors, a good all around budget precision truck that is readily available in esk8. Options for rake and negative rake (I think negative, not no rake) but the common 10mm axles can have issues with dodgey 10mm bearings. Many traditional longboarders have issues with the bushing seat but I don’t see a problem with it. That said I don’t know the ins and outs of truck geometry. Does not match caliber geometry.

Surf Rodz TKP: @Saturn_Corp: Currently testing, will have thoughts soon.
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Trampa vesc 6+: @halbj613: 30th November 2019:
Amazing vesc6 had no problems at all after heavy use except that the canbus decided to stop working properly use split ppm and 100% worth the money even at that price.

FocBox: @Saturn_Corp: Stable at 12s for over 2000 miles. Did blow up one at 6s 60 amps when cogging at a stop. Don’t abuse and it will last you

FlipSky 4.20 dual: @Saturn_Corp: Testing, will know more. Did not explode when powered on with shorted phase wires.

Maytech 100a: @Saturn_Corp: Big footprint, but solid esc. Comes with a nice switch to turn on and off that didn’t fail on me.
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Lacroix Nazare, 12s6p complete board: @Arzamenable: 27 November 2019. Bought semi used here on forum. All round impressive and high quality. Handling on channel trucks is superior. Stable at speed. As quick as any DIY not purpose built for speed/racing. I don’t have a good estimate for range on the 4.2 ah 6p sanyos. It is heavy but planted. Doesn’t fit well in small cars.

Bajaboard g4x Gen 3, 4wd, big battery option: @Arzamenable: July 2017. I got 32 mi out of it once. Suspension is highly adjustable, can easily roll over baseball sized gravel. Potentially stable at top speed. I maxed it at 37mph. Very heavy, only fits in Uber XLs. Many mechanical parts, makes rattling noises that were irritating to me. Aluminum parts prone to wear, largely improved in subsequent models. Lots of tech tricks accessible from remote. Rideable on the beach, but steel parts will need care afterward. great lighting set up with actual break lights.

Trampa 2wd belt drive, 22ah HRB lipo: @Arzamenable pending (don’t know which model it was)

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Thank you and I hope you find this useful

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It’s November

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:grimacing: oops

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Please notify us when you add a review to the thread

Hope you find this useful

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Ill add some things. I think it would be good for reviews of electronics to have some info about their running xharacteristics and time. Ie: motor has been running at 60/60 for 6 months, temps if you know them, etc etc

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Please go ahead and add I will look at the temps and things of mine on metr app later today.

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I would much rather keep this as a parts wiki (which i thought we already had) instead of opinions. I know for a fact people will disagree with the β€œreviews,” unless they’re from someone people trust.

For example, I 100% disagree with everything you said about the abec97mm wheels. They are super grippy and very comfortable

Also for example I’d be willing to bet that the issues with the janux mounts that you had could have been due to poor installation

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Yeah urethane is not made for gravel roads. Idk any urethane wheel that’s gonna feel great on there.

All urethane gets slippy when wet.
There’s aren’t really fair points.

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Exactly lol

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But the rider can compensate that. at least a bit.:innocent:

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Wait compensate what lol

Driving on wet roads with thane.
Like not too hard on the throttle.lol

Lol true I was mostly trying to point out that it’s not really the right use case, like skunk said. Why have a review if it’s… Well

Misleading? Wrong? Idk someone shoot me down if I’m out of line here but most of the time I have a good idea of what I’m talking about

We both have our points lol

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You’re not wrong he ends the review

Because the wheel didn’t perform well in conditions it wasn’t intended to be used on.

Please someone show me a urethane wheel that doesn’t hurt your feet on gravel roads…

While you’re at it find me one that ALSO doesn’t get slippery in the rain.

That’s like me reviewing a car and saying it doesn’t handle great in the lake.

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That’s specifically the reason I mentioned that o was talking about London roads where it is wet and gravelly

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I think generally it would be quite useful to gather people uses on different esk8 parts which they could scroll through to see what people think of them

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You don’t really get what we’re trying to tell you huh

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THen what do you think this should be set out like

If you would like to correct my post or add your own review please go for it

U honestly mentioned what it felt like to have abec97 on London roads