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by whilechukwuzout
Nov 04 2016 11:02am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: New player in the e-skateboard space? Genesis
Replies: 1
Views: 468

New player in the e-skateboard space? Genesis

Hey all, Been out of the scene for a little bit. Was checking out Casey Niestat's video of the Boosted 2.0 and a commercial for Genesis boards played on Youtube. Was the first I had heard about them. They look amazing on paper. 17 lbs, 20mi range, 20 mph, hub motors, LFP batteries, $549... Im just w...
by whilechukwuzout
Jul 22 2015 2:06pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Stary Board on KS
Replies: 76
Views: 9409

Re: Stary Board on KS

The planetary gearset has a lot of promise. Particularly in that you could theoretically swap gear sets to optimize your experience (acceleration, range, top seed, etc)
by whilechukwuzout
Mar 08 2015 3:30pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: The Monolith: World's First Skateboard with In-wheel Motors
Replies: 60
Views: 9505

Re: The Monolith: World's First Skateboard with In-wheel Mot

one must also consider drive train losses in a belt driven system.
by whilechukwuzout
Mar 06 2015 1:59am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: The Monolith: World's First Skateboard with In-wheel Motors
Replies: 60
Views: 9505

Re: The Monolith: World's First Skateboard with In-wheel Mot

Ugh, you need to move 3 joints to control throttle with your thumb. Thats three separate variables. Your trigger finger requires one. Its simple math, modulating throttle with your thumb introduces more variables, making it much more difficult. I hope they re-think their controller, who's design the...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 06 2015 7:45pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: ZBoard 2
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: ZBoard 2

Ive been MIA for a little bit but I saw this board on engadget today and figured I would swing by to see what ppl had to say about it. Some interesting notes are that they are still using what looks like a nearly 3/4" thick deck, they have moved from Socal to Norcal (smart for startups), and they on...
by whilechukwuzout
Jul 20 2014 4:44pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Anybody own an Evolve Board?
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Anybody own an Evolve Board?

I had one. Great board. Easy to ride and the carving is fun with the dual action trucks. The controller is more compact than it looks on the website, and pairing and all is no fuss whatsoever. Only comments are that it's a little loud rattle-wise, and keep an eye on your hardware. My truck bolts bec...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 16 2014 4:08pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Completed Build and Homemade Motor Bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 3912

Re: Completed Build and Homemade Motor Bracket

Very nice bracket for being done by hand! I like the use of enclosures too. Nicely done!
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 13 2014 2:58am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Evolve Skateboards Bamboo Pintail Review
Replies: 5
Views: 5314

Re: Evolve Skateboards Bamboo Pintail Review

why is that not surprising... :roll: trucks are rip off of the gullwing sidewinder http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/gullwing-sidewinder-longboard-skateboard-trucks Gotcha. Do you have experience working with evolve? What shocks me is in one of the video reviews I watched one of the first things the ...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 12 2014 10:54pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Evolve Skateboards Bamboo Pintail Review
Replies: 5
Views: 5314

Re: Evolve Skateboards Bamboo Pintail Review

Yeah I saw the carbon series. It looks very nice but its a bit pricy at $1500 and you cant take it on airplanes. Im not too phased by the weight of the pintail. Granted, it is heavier than some, but at around 20 lbs I dont think thats too bad. I am not familiar with the double pivot trucks used on t...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 10 2014 7:53pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Evolve Skateboards Bamboo Pintail Review
Replies: 5
Views: 5314

Evolve Skateboards Bamboo Pintail Review

Hey all. So as I mentioned in the Yuneec thread, I recently decided to buy an electric pintail from Evolve. Ive looked around and I haven't seen any reviews of this board on here, so I figured I would share my experience with everyone. So when I decided I wanted to buy a complete board, I had the fo...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 08 2014 11:02am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl

Murfix wrote:Are they Lipo or LiFePo?
Good question. Due to liability I have to believe they are LFP. The amount of money you have to spend to make regular lico (li-ion) batteries safe from failure modes is substantial.
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 08 2014 11:01am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl

I ordered an evolve pintail for $1099. The carbon one looked nice but the battery is too big (capacity-wise) to take onto an airplane. Something I had to keep in mind because part of why I want one of these is to have something to ride around when I travel to China. Its funny, Yuneec's headquarters ...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 07 2014 11:13am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl

Damn, sold out on day one. Looks like 4-6 weeks for shipping. Im wondering if I made a mistake ordering an evolve. At 699, they have definitely nailed a very attractive price point. I may buy one just for kicks once they become more readily available. Still wish they hit closer to 15mph. It looks gr...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 06 2014 12:12pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl

Pretty excited! looks a little slow though.
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 02 2014 6:52pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: Yuneec E-Go board launch looks imminent!

http://www.foundingpower.com/en/Products/Smart_BMS/2012081492.html heres a link to the BMS page btw. Its a monster. This can handle balancing 24 cells and supposedly has unlimited discharge capability. It has a port for an LCD readout screen, and it can be programmed / monitored on a computer. It a...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 02 2014 6:07pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: Yuneec E-Go board launch looks imminent!

Nikimce, going with a 6s setup will give you the best combination of voltage and charging options. If you are looking for on-board charging, there is a chinese company called Founding Power that makes a BMS capable of handling 100+Amps. Its a little pricey, but it seems to be the way to go if you wa...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 02 2014 1:48pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: Yuneec E-Go board launch looks imminent!

The yuneec promo video shows some riders going up what seem to be fairly moderate hills. The only board that really claims to be able to handle any hill you throw at it is the z-board San Francisco special, and possibly boosted as well, as all of its testing is done in SF. Boosted frustrates me. I w...
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 01 2014 10:34pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: Yuneec E-Go board launch looks imminent!

Yeah Im trying to decide if I want to order an evolve or a yuneec
by whilechukwuzout
Jan 01 2014 2:15pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Yuneec E-Go board launch looks imminent!

So of all the combinations of control, range, speed, and overall design, I have been most hopeful about the Yuneec longboard since stumbling upon the original thread last year. For those not in the know the general specs are something like this (and correct me if Im wrong) -20-25 Mile Range -2000mAh...
by whilechukwuzout
Nov 22 2013 12:27pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Safety issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1872

Re: Safety issue

From what I read previously for California. Anything with over 200 watts is considered illegal and would need a motorcycle license. However, riding in San Francisco they are pretty lenient. I have not been stopped and see quite a few cops during the day when riding. I do a lot of riding on the stre...
by whilechukwuzout
Oct 20 2013 1:00pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Brushless dual 6kw ALIEN Power system - electric longboard
Replies: 1144
Views: 175046

Re: Brushless dual 6kw ALIEN Power system - electric longboa

I agree on the brakes as well. Perhaps a "gas" pad in the front and a "brake" pad in the rear might not be a bad idea. One concern I could see being valid is the slippage in a friction based system, and the consequences of using the motor for braking. In most friction based systems, the braking is a...
by whilechukwuzout
Oct 16 2013 12:04am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl
Replies: 284
Views: 63016

Re: E-GO by Yuneec Internationl

I have to be honest, I feel a little bad about my last post. I did an unofficial speed test on my board and 13 MPH is a pretty decent cruising speed. Particularly after my accident anything more seems unnecessary (for me, at least). Im still curious about the range claims, but if they are even close...
by whilechukwuzout
Sep 29 2013 11:44am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Drevious' E-Longboard
Replies: 62
Views: 8193

Re: Drevious' E-Longboard

Nice bracket dude! Im curious how the 3d printed part will hold up over time. Is it PLA or ABS? If PLA stay away from water for sure!

I wonder if the 3D printed bracket could be a permenant solution
by whilechukwuzout
Sep 14 2013 9:08pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: [rant] If A123 cells are so great....
Replies: 136
Views: 10331

Re: [rant] If A123 cells are so great....

Wow, this thread kinda exploded while I wasnt paying attention.

soooo can we buy A123s yet?