So I ordered a G-1 electric skateboard off of eBay last friday.
It just came in the mail and for the 10 minutes I rode it for (nearly dead batteries) it was a blast! It only goes like 10 mph but if you're not very experienced with these things it still feels a little fast!
Anyway, I ordered the thing because it was so cheap. I think I won it for like $36 (USD), but shipping nearly doubled that. My intention is to pimp it out. The batteries, 2 12V 4.5Ah AGMs (I think they're AGMs), will be replaced with a custom battery pack made of however many NiMH D cells I can fit into the compartment. The motor will likely be overvolted to 36V. As it stands, it has a small controller built into it. The controller is kind of odd. To make it go forward, you step on the rubber button on the back, and it slowly accelerates to top speed. There really is no in between. According to the manual, the controller can be fitted to use a wireless gun throttle. In any case, it's going to be replaced by a bigger controller already equipped with a gun. The wheels are solid polyurethane (I think) and will probably be replaced with pnuematic. It' rides a little rough as it is. Lastly, the charger sucks. It takes five to six hours to charge. The charger will be replaced along with the batteries.
Here's a generic pic; I don't have a digital camera :(.
This is gonna be fun...