lone_deranger wrote:I haven't ridden no-sno, but it seems wobbly to me. When you get a chance, try the MBS matrix trucks. The springs/eggshocks combination are awesome for this kind of riding.
NoSno are the undisputed kings of the World Downhill Championships. These boards are raced at 50mph under gravity so my e-board should be well within the design constraints.
MBS Matrix and the like have a geometry better suited to technical and freestyle disciplines. I guess it's much like reverse kingpin and traditional kingpin in the longboard world - although some do bomb hills on tkp setups, it is dominated by RKP due to their inherent stability. Another reason for my design choice was to keep the motors and electrics inboard and as close to my feet as possible for the most ground clearance while still achieving a low centre of gravity. As I live in the UK and it is not unheard of to be moist from time to time I thought it practical to weatherproof all electricals as much as possible.
In case you're wondering about the name - iNsele is honey badger in isiZulu.
I was born and grew up in the heart of Zululand, South Africa. My childhood was dominated by the apartheid struggle. The Ratel (Afrikaans for honey badger) was a preeminant symbol of military power at the time. Now I live next to an MOD (army) training ground, with a military off-road high speed test track
and countless tracks and trails!