It will be a couple months until I get the salary to buy the necessities for the build, but its never too early to start collecting inspiration. (Whitepony http://www.electric-skateboard.builders/users/whitepony/activity & barajabali http://www.electric-skateboard.builders/users/barajabali/activity AWESOME posts)
My first purchase was the nelson batray longboard which ran me about $125. I jumped onto craigslist for a $30 pair of trucks and grabbed 4 volez 83mm wheels to make my first ever skateboard. I took my first steps towards the electric circuit by purchasing the 6374 KV200 motor over at http://skywardhobbies.com/products/outrunner-brushless-motor-6374-kv200. My next purchase would most likely be a couple of RC Turnigy 5000mAh 5S 20C Lipo Packs. Unless I find a better alternative, i think I’m gonna run with the carbon fiber method, and drill some nice compartments into the board (but who knows what ill find within the next couple weeks).