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Several doubts on deck/ weight/ wheels


#1

hi, Im new to this and I have a few doubts regarding decks. I have a strong not flexible arbor deck which is meant to be for downhill, and I am worried that it is probably to heavy for an e board… I weigh about 60 kg and I really want this think to go fast. Maybe with a bigger motor or would you recommend two motors… or maybe buying a lighter deck… also, I have abec flashback wheels which (the side that goes in the truck) the rubber goes all the way to the truck leaving no plastic to drill… I hope you understand me, should I drill through the plastic? or should I buy new wheels, and if I do, should I buy only one or all 4 should be the same? thanks a lot @onloop

  • how much power, voltage…etc do you recomend?

#2

How fast do you want to go? The weight of the board is insignificant compared to the components you’ll be bolting to it, and the rider. I’m 68kg, I have 1 245kv motor on 6s, and I can hit about 33km/h with a 14/36 gear ratio and 90mm wheels. I’m planning to switch to a 17t motor pulley for higher top speed.


#3

Check out my Arbor build thread here:

Also, I don’t recommend d drilling the wheels, just get some flywheel clones from ebay for cheap, and then you can use an Enertion or Diyelectricskateboard pulley without any problems. And as @mattdig mentioned, don’t worry about the deck weight- it’s nothing compared to the rider standing on it!

But at your weight (around the same as me) I’d definitely go mono drive like the Arbor build I shared above.


#4

thanks a lot, really helpfull!