It’s been reading through some of the topics and comments, I thought I could take advantage of everyones knowledge myself now.
I am looking to build a dual motor board. I live in the UK. I will use the board on roads, paths etc. These can be a little rough at times and aren’t perfectly smooth surfaces.Trying to keep my costs down as much as possible and will happily upgrade/update in the future when I can.
Deck: Still haven’t found what I am looking for. Some suggestions would be welcome and links to websites. Not looking for a big board.
Trucks: Flipsky - Double Kingpin Trucks (Includes motor mounts)
Thank you for your advice. I really appreciate it.
I have tried to spend the money on the core components and save money on things which will work but I can change later when I feel I want to. For example I knew the ESC was a cheap option and would in the longer term go for something else, same for the trucks and battery.
I live in the UK. Im looking for a good all rounder. Something comfortable to ride on UK roads and paths which aren’t the smoothest.
I won’t be going off-road. I live in an area with lots of paved cycle routes and canal routes, but the surfaces can change quite a bit. They all all paved by the surface can be concrete then tarmac and then into other types along the same route.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will be checking out these guys in more detail in the coming days. Unfortunately I don’t like the look of the Hummie deck. Looking for that more natural wood look. Something a bit more elegant.
For what it’s worth I used to commute on Caguamas while i lived in the UK, but I decided to move over to a pneumatic board once I moved to an area with that spiky sort of asphalt (Maybe some rubber airless wheels would also work well, especially if you get a deck that would be prone to wheelbite on pneumatics)
Maybe, but honestly on rough roads a more precise truck can be useful for staying alive Nexusboards sell Boardnamics RKP trucks, I’d recommend those.
Btw, what are your reasons for building a DIY board? Just want to, or is there something missing from prebuilt boards you’re looking for? If you really want DKP, maybe an exway atlas or Onsra board is the right call…
Find a deck + matching enclosure you like first, then you can start figuring out compatible drivetrains and stuff