I just wanted to get some input on what people think are the current best All-Terrain solutions for electric skateboards. I currently can’t really find any shops that are selling wheels or pulley’s for this kind of setup lately. A couple hops used to sell pneumatic wheels, but that don’t seem to be that common any more.
More importantly, I wanted to address the fact that our electric skateboards are not really meant for off-roading. The brushless motors and pulleys we typically use are very exposed, and are not very well protected from dust and debris at all.
So what I really want to know is, what do you think the best All-Terrain solution for both exposed drive-trains, and sealed drive-trains. I say both because there doesn’t seem to be many options for a sealed drive train at the moment, and having an exposed drivetrain might be the most practical.
My thinking is, hub motors are gonna be the way to go. As they are sealed off, and protect the motor from sand and debris. But other than enertion’s prototype all-terrain board, I haven’t really seen anybody else use the 8 inch hub motors. Anybody else have success with these?
And for those who have All-Terrain setups with exposed an drive train, what wheels and pulleys are you using?
Ans what do you think about these motor mounts that Trampa is offering. It claims to be the first comircially available, fully selaled off drive train. But they are pretty pricey at $300 each. That’s $600 a set.