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Welcome to the electric skateboard community!

This subreddit is a place to discuss anything and everything related to electric-powered skateboarding. If technology replaces wheels with wind or anti-gravity magnets, you can still probably find it here.


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/r/ElectricSkateboarding

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Anyone ever used Niterider lights on their boards?

Gonna try out night riding since it’s getting warmer here. Never tried it, but before I start spending money on ShredLights and mounts, I wanted to know if anyone has tried mounting Niterider lights or if it’s even possible.

I already have 6 NR lights for my bikes and only 2 of them are under 1000 lumens. They are solidly built with heat sinks and all. I have the lumina series, and I haven’t found any mounts that are specifically for longboards let alone eboards. They make sticky mounts, but I believe those were designed for helmets and not sure they would survive the vibrations of a deck. Suppose it’s worth a shot though.

6 Comments
2024/06/13
06:05 UTC

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Motor is stuttering

6 Comments
2024/06/13
00:43 UTC

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graphic griptape reccomendations?

I'm in dire need of some griptape, and I'm looking for griptape with graphics on it. my griptape is peeling alllll over the place and it's not really course anymore.

8 Comments
2024/06/12
23:52 UTC

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At2+ odometer

Recently I received the at2+ from wowgo and the board arrived with 15 miles already on the odometer. The board rides well no issues so far 65 miles in but I still wanted to see if this was normal or if anyone has experienced the same thing.

2 Comments
2024/06/12
22:35 UTC

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Zealot s2 esc burnouts!

So is there a defect in the zealot s2 esc? Mine just went out after riding for about a month on it. And as mine broke I'm starting to see a pattern of posts on Facebook about the zealot s2 esc doing the same

24 Comments
2024/06/12
22:07 UTC

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Board-Mounted Bags?

Looking for recommendations on bags that I could mount to my board. I'm running a Possway T3. The deck is pretty long, so I've got some space to work with. I really just want something I can put a spare battery and some tools in as an alternative to a backpack, which hurts my shoulders after a 10 mile commute. Any suggestions?

7 Comments
2024/06/12
20:48 UTC

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Random Cyclists keep Flipping me off?

General information: I live in Chicago and my board is the Acedeck Nyx Z3 1554wh variant. I use the lakeshore bike path to go downtown and work, do AVP for hotels blah blah blah.

On the bike path I get the angriest mild age white folks biking, either yelling at me saying what I'm doing is illegal riding my board on here, flipped off, or this one time some dude on a divvy bike try crossing into my lane and playing chicken.

I use the bike path year-round and only have this problem in the spring/summer when more people are out. I ride very safely because I don't have any safety gear (trying to save up to get some) and no feet straps. I also maintain the living shit out of this board. I pass people when no one's on the other side and know when to slow down if I'm getting close to an entrance point where a lot of foot traffic happens.

The only things I can think off for the reason I'm getting hate would be that... 1.The board is loud/scary 2.Maybe these people have had negative interactions with other PEV users 3.Im a Ginger and have eternally transparent skin.

I would like to understand their perspective so I can see if possible, I can do things to make them feel comfortable with me riding. If not then fuck em, I kill them with kindness and enjoy the fact that my existence pisses them off.

If you have any similar experiences, I'd love to hear about them! Also why do you think people have problems with E-skaters?

50 Comments
2024/06/12
14:05 UTC

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Pivot GT belt

Hello, which belt should i use for 32T pulley on the pivot gt? Is it okay to use the 265mm belts? I'm asking bcs the price of the belts is only $5 per one so i would like to buy some but I'm not sure of the length.

1 Comment
2024/06/12
13:50 UTC

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Slides, Donut, a Rollback, and of course a couple bails. Enjoy 🤙🏽

I've been on this new build for like 2 days and I'm already getting super comfy with it. The combination of a DKP on the front for sharper turning and a RKP in the rear has this thing just begging to be sent sideways, the fact that it's front steering makes it kind of handle like a car too, weight transfer to start the slide and throttle to bring it around👌🏽

Pictures of the Frankenstein build I'm doing this on will be in my next post;

7 Comments
2024/06/12
10:56 UTC

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Out for a cruise on the new board today!

2 Comments
2024/06/12
03:36 UTC

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Ermmm help?

I just bought eletric skateboard that I’ve been hyped to arrive after buying second hand and the Skateboard will turn on and work perfectly when plugged in but unplugged won’t turn on at all I want to see if I can change the battery or something but it doesn’t seem like it comes off at all? If anyone’s wondering I use a isinwheel v6 idk if that’s good or bad but yeahhhhh

6 Comments
2024/06/12
02:29 UTC

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Mellow skate on the WowGo AT2+

2 Comments
2024/06/12
00:38 UTC

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sk8er skeletal

1 Comment
2024/06/11
21:50 UTC

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Opinion on the L-faster 2x 1650W pulley motor/axis kit

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32798097923.html

case it gets depleted hers a pic: https://imgur.com/a/NT3jbxf

Im talking about this kit, I want to pick it up as my new hobby project and don't want to spend too much on an expensive option before figuring out if i vibe with it, im trying it keep it under 800$ for the entire build.

I am aware that this kit has been around for half a decade+ with small variations throughout it but I've read not many reviews or opinions on it, so i'd like some of your opinions.

I've read it uses aluminum a lot and the listing shows they use sensor-less 1650w motors, which are kinda underpowered by modern standards but still much stronger than cheap rtr stuff.

I also think the fact it has spring suspensions is a big positive, thought the axis is kinda thin and basic looking.
The esc they optionally bundle along seems to be a generic wireless one, I don't know if its regenerative or not but it seems to not be able to power the motors anywhere near their max spec.

I'm assuming its impossible to get an aftermarket dual esc that is not near the price of this kit, but if you know of any please let me know.

Anyway the kit as you see it is 350$ plus 80$ shipping, i plan to bundle it with a 150-200$ deck and then ill build my own battery back on Panasonics high discharge 18650s I know i can source for under 2$ each for a rough total for two batteries at 150$, I kinda have all the tools needed, spot welders etc, I have decent chargers i use on my rc cars too, so ill spend the rest of the cash on spare belts and misc stuff.

What do you guys think?

0 Comments
2024/06/10
19:27 UTC

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Acedeck Ares X1 discontinued :'(

12 Comments
2024/06/11
17:01 UTC

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Don't mind me, just in the kichen cookin'...

13 Comments
2024/06/11
16:53 UTC

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Is there a good knock off cloud wheel?

I was looking at them but they are hella expensive, and I don't wanna spend that much on a set of wheels. I would be happy with other wheel recommendations that are above 100 mm preferably "all terrain"(like cloudwheels). It's for an exway flex.
Edit: any cheap and good enough wheel above 100mm

5 Comments
2024/06/11
16:43 UTC

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Backfire S2 threw me today

Went on my morning commute on my S2. Started at around 70% charge. Suddenly, the board stops and throws me. It suddenly reported a critically low battery level. Goes back to normal when i reboot the board.

Luckily, I was wearing protection so my knees are a bit scuffed up and that’s it. Not planning on using it until I can diagnose/fix it.

Has anyone had this issue before?

Thanks!

Update: can confirm backfire support is great. They’re sending a new battery

8 Comments
2024/06/11
16:22 UTC

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How accurate is the motor wattage?

When comparing two boards of the same manifacturer I guess it would be quite accurate(Fi: Backfire Zealot and Zealot V), but is there a notisable difference? I'm guessing with different manifacturers there is no way to tell just from the product page, but is there some truth to it?

3 Comments
2024/06/11
13:49 UTC

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If you were ever curious about eskate backpacking & doing long distance rides, I made a gear list video going over my board & backpacking gear

0 Comments
2024/06/11
12:47 UTC

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If I order an older board do I get an old battery or do they make new?

For example I wanna order a Backfire zealot but not sure if it's a good idea because of that. Or maybe if it's bad warranty will cover it. That's why I don't wanna buy a used one.

11 Comments
2024/06/11
06:44 UTC

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I can't decide between Backfire G2 Black, WowGo 2S MAX, and Tynee Ultra

Hi, I'm looking for a longboard mainly for school and occasionally off campus for work and medical things. These three boards are within my budget and meets my expectations. What are the pros and cons of each? If anyone has used them before, please tell me your experience with them and which one you'd suggest I buy.

(I plan on getting cloudwheels cuz the roads at my school aren't very smooth. It has to be using hub motors, and I chose longboard cuz it's more stable)

10 Comments
2024/06/11
06:16 UTC

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Cruising

21 Comments
2024/06/11
03:51 UTC

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What do you prefer going fast or off roading?

So I was just ripping around on my board for reference I started 2 months ago. I finally hit 30mph and it was a rush going 25mph feels normal now but 30mph was an amazing feeling. I'm also big on riding off road too especially really tricky trails that have steep up and down hill grades with rough terrain and places to power slide. I'm still relatively new but these last 2 months riding has been amazing I love how I can take my board (in my car or ride to the spot ) & get to do some amazing trails and off road or go very fast on a flat and straight street. Just want to hear other people's opinion on the mater. What do you prefer?

60 Comments
2024/06/11
03:46 UTC

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Propel Pivot GT Questions

Hey! I just purchased a Propel Pivot GT 2 in 1, and I was wondering how long it generally takes to arrive? I paid for air shipping from china bc none in US warehouses. I live in MI so if anyone has ordered from them in MI, how long did yours take to arrive?

Also, is there anything I should to do to it once it arrives to make sure it’s a perfect set up? I can’t find a ton of video reviews on it, but what I have seen people seem to love this board. So, I’m very excited. Thank you!

11 Comments
2024/06/11
01:38 UTC

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