Help with new Board
Pool - Those skates seem like a LOT of work!!!! hahah - I think I am going to stick with my mountainboard... I am finally going to add the second foot strap (so it will be setup like a snowboard) - I really want to get to the point that I am strapped in and the board follows exactly where I want to carve. Right now - I carve great leaning forward into a curve - but leaning back is still a problem.
Plan - nice to hear you have worked out the battery issue... when does your controller come in? I am looking at upgrading more board (hearing everyone talk about it gets you excited about doing it as well) - but I may just settle for a new battery pack (mine is certainly aged)...
I agree with Ice, they do look like too much work (now if you could put a motor on them). The new pistol grip remote for the Elektroboard is suppose to be out in about a month. Can't wait, the oval remote is kind of scary. Push button for the brake, it's either on or off, you hit the button and it stops suddenly, I've locked up the drive wheel a few times. It's not bad on flat straight ground but if you have some speed going downhill or going through a turn it could pitch you right off. If I don't see any progress on the new ones soon I think I'll just order an extra oval remote from them and an extra pistol grip from Altered (Exkate) and make my own.
That is the first generation Exkate, you can tell by the way the motor is in the rear. They were pretty powerful boards but they were really heavy too. The only way they would go 27 miles per hour is off a cliff. Believe me, they are fast though. If you could get it for a decent price, I would buy it. Back then, they were the best of the best. I think $300.00 without batteries is a fair price, you won't go wrong.
You guys like your boards... Are you all combining them to make one super board - or are you keeping several around for others to you (kids, etc...)
As for my current project - I was able to completely redo the bindings on the board, adding the rear-leg binding as well. You definitely get WAY more control with two tight bindings. I found that my feet get tired after extended riding (about an hour). Also, my batteries are increasingly showing signs of age. I was thinking about upgrading to 36volts - but I think I am going to stick with 24volts and simply upgrade to a better battery technology. Do you guys have any experience with LiFeP04 batteries? I am looking for a 24volt 15amp pack - at the best price...
Let me know what you guys think
Yeah, unless he modified his board, there is no way it would go that fast. The first generation boards had a lot of reliabilty issues too. My buddies was in the shop all the time. If I were you, I would just upgrade the Rincon, a lot cheaper. Well, I should be getting my slick wheels for the Elektroskate in a few days and I should be getting the new Rokit Science board in about the same time. I'll keep you guys informed.
I wish it were 100 degrees here, of course without the humidity. It is in the 70's though, not too bad. Poolman, check out You Tube, there is a guy on there that has a 1500 watt skateboard, pretty crazy. All that I did was type in "1500 watt electric skateboard" and his video comes up. Someone else told me about it, suppose to go 45 miles an hour, has front disc brakes. Well, checked UPS tracking today and my Rokit Science board is suppose to be delivered on Friday. Probably test it Friday afternoon, I'll give a review later in the evening.
Where are you at. The wife must have you working your butt off. Been testing my new Rokit Science board the last couple of days. Nice board. About 5 inches longer than my other two boards but still weighs about 25 pounds. It's faster than my Exkate but not as fast as my Elektroskate. I think the Elektroskate is faster because of the brushless motor (not as much friction, I don't know). The more I ride the Rokit Science board the better it runs though. I'm not sure if that's because the brushes are starting to wear in. It is a really stable board. Great for crusing. Anyway, how are your projects going, haven't heard from you in a few days, hope everything is good.
The Rokit Science board you're checking out must have lead acid batteries, which means it couldn't weigh 25 pounds. That's what my Lithium powered Rokit Science board weighs. That's not a bad price though, their boards are really well made. Have you checked out their website?
Do you experience any balance issues with having a 3-wheel setup?
As for my project - here is a picture of the new bindings setup:
I am still contemplating the move to lithium... Planner - you said your board is lithium and not SLA - Did you upgrade to it?
I have three boards. Exkate X-24 (24 volt lead acid batteries) 50 lbs. Rokit Science (36 volt LifePO4 batteries) purchased with the Lithium, 25 lbs. and Elektroskate (36 volt LifePO4 batteries) purchased with the Lithium, 25 lbs. If I had the knowledge I would convert the Exkate to LifePO4 also. Unfortunately, if I tried to modify my own boards I would probably screw it up so bad that I would have more money into it than what a new board costs.
I know I need to set up my digital camera for a lower resolution to send pictures to this post, can I just drag them into this box? As you can tell, I'm not completly computer literate either.
Now ask me about beer, and there is nothing I can't tell you about that subject. :-)
I'll see about getting some pictures out this weekend. Well, took the Elektroskate out yesterday (just put their new slick wheels on it). They are a pretty soft compound. They don't have any radius's on the edges so they are wide and flat. Problem with that is that they don't roll over small obstacles real easy (so I found out the hard way). I was crusing around at about 20mph and saw a small obstacle in the road. Thought it would roll over it like my other boards do, well, it didn't, it stopped right in it's tracks. I didn't. Tried to run it out but I ended up doing a superman right onto the asphalt street. Scraped up my hands a little bit and scraped up one of my knees even better. I learned my lesson. Just got through ordering a set of slick wheels from the Rokit Science company. They fit the Elektroskate and have the rounded edges. Maybe I'll get a set of knee pads too, that hurt like hell. What hurts even more is the muscle I pulled from trying to run it out. I guess I'll (try) to be a little more careful of what I ride over. Are you taking your board(s) out this weekend?
This hurt to read... I always wonder what I am going to do when I bite it... So far, I have been able to run it out. Mind you, the UM70 maxes out at 12 mph - not quite fast enough to cause serious damage. Can't wait to see the pics.
The cool part about it is I just tell the girls it happened in a bar fight and I get all kinds of sympathy. Ok, I'm dreaming. I took my Rokit Science board out this afternoon, I couldn't believe how gun shy I was. And this board is not even close to as fast as the Elektroskate. I forgot to bring home my good digital camera from work, I guess I'll take some pictures with my phone and upload for you guys. Be patient, you might end up seeing pictures of my girlfriend. She's kind of fun to ride and really dangerous too. Let me know what you like more :-)
All you guys have a good fourth of July, stay safe (as you can).
I couldn't find the auction... Would have been nice to see how much it goes for. Oh well - I found the perfect place to ride an electric mountainboard - Frisbee golf course!!! Unbelievable how well suited the terrain is to the power board. Unfortunately, the amount of jarring had an unforeseen effect on the motor mounts... I loss one of the 5 bolts holding the motor + electric assembly in place. Since I have no idea what size it was (the single screw / bolt on the left side, so no hope for comparison) - I will have to take the whole part to home depot to figure it out :-(
I have been hoping to hold off on putting any money into the board. As a professional student on loans - I am rather short on expendable income (as in I have none) - But a new battery would really go a long way towards my overall enjoyment. Really, who can put a price on happiness?
Hope you all had a good 4th. It was hot and beautiful here, a lot of bikinis (and beer). Took the Exkate out for a little while, kind of crowded for the board though. Didn't crash and burn, still healing. It's amazing how I try to go around any little rock now, kind of gun shy. Still need to upload some pictures, sorry for the delay. Sounds like you guys are busy with the maintenance of your boards. Hope to get the new remote for the Elektroskate in a couple of weeks, that's going to be scary, that board flies. I guess I had better get a set on knee pads real soon. Catch you guys later. Stay safe!
Wow - hot deal on that UM70 - I would be all over it if I didn't have mine. It would be a shocking change coming from a 20 mph board - stock the UM70 goes 12 to 13 mph. Adding the ability to go in and out of the grass is nice though. The battery will probably need a bunch of conditioning too. I wonder how much it will go for - I know he probably wants a good amount of his 699 back - but it wont be happening. Someone is going to get a hot deal on that board.