A few months back I was watching a YouTube video by a guy named Casey Neistat. In his daily vlogs he rides a Boosted Board around New York City and it looked like a ton of fun so I decided to see how much they cost. $1500 seemed a bit steep, so I decided to look around to see if anyone had tried to make one. I found Endless-sphere and consequently eSk8 !
So here it goes!
[URL=http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/Mike_Gatlin/media/eecd9e4f-5f47-42c4-8e42-9a52881d2823_zpsbpsboizb.jpg.html][/URL] First shipment included my board from Amazon, some bearings and risers and the beautiful mount from Electricskateboard.com (@torqueboards)
[URL=http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/Mike_Gatlin/media/04f86895-49d3-4ad3-a4bc-92177316e889_zpsbw2zv61k.jpg.html][/URL] I ended up getting these awesome blue Caliber clone trucks from him as well! paired with 90mm Abec flywheel clones!
[URL=http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/Mike_Gatlin/media/20150905_144827_zpsf3vad8jf.jpg.html][/URL] Here I have my original completed setup…This lasted an entire 24 hours before I blew up both the motor (Turnigy SK3 213kv) and ESC (FVT 120a). I tried going up a massive hill…bad idea
A month later I bought another motor (same one) and decided to grab an ESC from a local hobby shop. It was a Mamba Max Pro which I later find out is a 1/10 scale ESC. Regardless this setup lasted me about another 24 hours. My huge lipo battery fell off the board at speed and ruined it
Fast forward to today!
[URL=http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/Mike_Gatlin/media/post_image2_zps1hrnqlzk.jpg.html][/URL] @cmatson sent me his used Mamba Monster 2 ESC which has proven to be leagues better than what I was using. Also I purchased a ABS enclosure from @psychotiller and the result is amazing! Take a look!
I hesitated taking a Dremel to that enclosure but needed to let some air for the ESC to breathe. I also lengthened the holes to allow some wiggle room since my board has some flex. Overall I am super happy with my build, There was much trial and error but like another post said “It takes a village to build an e-board” So thanks guys for all the help!!!