I’m “New” here. From Argentina! I’ve been reading this forum for about 2 years…
I built some months ago an electric Mountain Board. Used the SK3 149kv, a hobbyking 200A trackstar Car ESC, GTB2, etc.
The problem is that the board, trucks, wheels and bearings are crap. It turns like dog poop.
So, i’ve been having this idea to transfer the electronics to my longboard which rides better.
The longboard deck is 62 inches (132cm), cruiser style, so it’s pretty long. The trucks are some paris style trucks (“Camino” brand, whatever). Wheels are 72mm.
The problem is that where i live, streets are pretty rough, bumps, cracks, etc.
With the longboard and current wheels i will be facing the ground within the first 100 meters of riding.
So i have some questions.
- My options would be to buy a shorter board with a kicktail so if i’m aproaching an obstacle i can lift the nose, using my current trucks with 83mm wheels or bigger. Which deck do you guys recommend(Cheaper=better)? The 2nd option would be to build it using plywood (I saw many guys using this method) but i do not know how would i manage to build the kicktail. Any thoughts on this?
2)I’m not looking for crazy top speeds (30-35kmh), i think it is doable. For range i don’t care that much, i have a couple of 6s 5000mah batteries laying around. The problem is that i do not know what gear ratio to use. Can anyone help me on this? I weigh 175 pounds (80kgs), so not a light dude, but not that heavy.
I do not like how my current longboard turns (wide turns), i don’t know if it is the lenght of it, the trucks, or that it flexs a little bit too much.
Thanks guys! Really appreciate the help!