E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

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E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by Dark Knight » Jul 04 2014 11:32am

Was just wandering down East Perth at around lunch time today and saw a dude spinning down hay street on a powered skateboard..if you're on the forums, just wanted to say it looked cool dude. Think it was being driven by a wii nunchuck...but can't be sure.
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Post by Rodney64 » Jul 04 2014 3:11pm

Followed a similar one at Hilary's, actually have It on utube following him

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Re: E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by Gregory » Jul 04 2014 7:48pm

I saw a guy a few months ago on a Sunday in the overpass between Art Museum and the Perth train station. It looked home built longboard with Polyurethane wheels, was a little noisy like I'd expect it to be with an outrunner with chain.

He was a bit obnoxious actually , station overpass was pretty busy but he didn't get off, he just looked annoyed that crowd were forcing him to slow down.


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Re: E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by Dark Knight » Jul 04 2014 9:15pm

Yeah...never good if they're a bit obnoxious...doesn't help the EV cause...
The guy I saw was right to the side of the road so wasn't effecting traffic or pedestrians...might have had a car door opened on him though...but we all run that risk.
Made me think about building up a board at some time though...cool concept standing up with a wii controller in hand for the stop and goey!
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Post by Gregory » Jul 04 2014 9:35pm

Yeah I've been thinking about an e-skateboard recently too.


1) x5305 Hub Motor in a 24" Sun rim with 10G spokes, Kelly 72601 controller, 74V 10Ah Turnigy LiPo 20C Battery and CycleAnalyst
2) Mac 10T rear hub in a 700C "comfort bike" 15S 5Ah LiPo, stock 28A Xie Cheng controller
3) 38" Longboard, Turnigy 6374, CC Mamba XL2 ESC

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Re: E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by psychotiller » Jul 04 2014 9:54pm

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Re: E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by Rosco » Jul 12 2014 3:18am

Whoa. This isn't an Australian forum but there are that many of us in Perth?

I have been cruising around Perth, but that doesn't sound like me. I ride with red/white/blue LEDs on and mainly on the footpaths. It's so nice that I'm gonna go for a ride around the river this evening.

Anyone wanna join in?

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Re: E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by keeno » Jul 13 2014 7:05am

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I'm starting to skate into work @ QV1 via south perth foreshore

Here's a pick

I'd be keen for a cruz around the river.

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Re: E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by Rosco » Jul 18 2014 11:23pm

Alien setup on a Comet with (what are those? Aeras? Ronins?) Nice build mate!

That day I went skating, went from South Perth foreshore over the Causeway and round the belltower and back over the narrows to the foreshore..

Hmmm.. that only used like 2500mah.

Back over the causeway into the city, up to kings park, through kings park, down jacobs ladder around to Matilda Bay, around to Crawley Bay for Lunch, Back to Foreshore (only used about 15000mah)

When the weather clears up again, send me a PM and we'll exchange numbers and go for a ride

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Re: E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by keeno » Jul 27 2014 4:56am

Wow, 15000mAh, I think I have a 5000 6S battery so realistically I probably can get about 3500mAh but I haven't measured. Climbing up to kings park would absolutely chew batteries. I like the bike paths around the river because they are smooth and flat so you can get some good speed up.

Yep it's an alien setup, second hand out of gumtree, I swapped out the deck as I like the comet for the kick, the trucks are Rey trucks. The deck is a metric bomb designed by paul scmitt so it has old yard stick and rip saw graphics on it.

Just mounting a gopro at the moment for a bit of fun.

Weather is shit again, I'll PM you.

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Re: E-skateboard down hay street in East Perth

Post by jesset33 » Jul 31 2014 12:35am

There's also a guy in Applecross who has a fully carbon fibre brushless skateboard and he boots around doing 45+kph :D

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