Hey everyone. Want to get some feedback and suggestions on an e-sk8 i’m giving to one of my best friends.
I have a old school 33x10 kick tail deck i will be using for his build:
I got him skateboarding/longboarding a few years ago when he moved to Oceanside from Seattle. He’s been skating when his daughters ride their bikes around his neighborhood.
I want to get him setup w/ a decent starter board. I have the following components to use:
ESC - XERUN, Mamba XL2, or VESC 4.7.
Motor - Tacon 160, SK3 192, or SK3 149.
Wheels - Abec 76, 83, or 90. Some clones, some not. (figure this will depend more on what fits deck)
Mount - Psychotiller only one i have right now.
Batteries - 6 or 8s depending on ESC. And what fits. i have a variety to pick from.
+misc pulleys/belts/risers etc.
I’m curious on ESC and motor mainly, since i have the deck - a large part will depend what fits.
I have a spare VESC i initially thought to use, but then remembered i have an XERUN (150 i believe) and Mamba XL2. I’m sure the VESC (4.7hw 1.13fw iirc) will work fine on 6/8s, but also know it can be easy to kill the DRV with some inadvertent misuse. So thought the XERUN or Mamba might be good alternatives. I’d need to check what config you all use since i never got either one setup correctly when testing… after i got my first VESC they’ve sat in a box.
How would you set this up for your buddy? If you suggest the XERUN (similar to FVT and EZRUN) or Mamba - do you have any configuration settings to suggest?
I get down to see him and his family usually 1-2x a year. When he first moved to Oceanside, his college roommate (how i met him) and i got him his first surfboard. I then went down and did a surf camp w/ him (Surf Divas in La Jolla - it was hilarious and awesome being only 2 guys there). I surf infrequently/poorly (from Santa Cruz as kid) and learned/relearned a lot, and best thing ever to do with a bud - laugh at yourself and learn w/ cute girl instructors! So we got him his first and a spare board for guests (Degree 33 - 9’6" and 10’ boards).
So now if i can get him hooked on e-sk8 i know we can get at least 2 e-boards for riding when visiting too!