What’s up these eskaters, it’s Neil with
Big Kids and on this channel we talk about DIY tips, vendors, and the electric
skateboard community! If you’re new here please consider subscribing to see more
videos just like this one. And don’t forget to check the show notes below for
any links or notes I leave in the description. In this video we’re gonna be
doing a tutorial on how to build a DIY electric skateboard. This is going to be
part 1 of a two-part series. In this video I’m gonna be building the
longboard deck and the drivetrain. Also I’m gonna be doing a raffle will giveaway
for this 1/5th scale hoverboard from the movie Back to the Future. To win this
click the link below for more details. But let’s go get the parts and get
building! So one thing I love doing is putting
together an electric skateboard and my buddy John had asked me to put one
together for him on a budget. So we’re gonna try doing that today and I’m
heading over to his house to go get those parts. Let’s see what he has. So
this John. Hey what’s up can you tell the people why you want a DIY board. Oh it’s
like I’ve always thought about getting one. It’s just like really fun and I
did like a lot of research and I looked up you know all the different boards
like Boosted and all those and it was just like hella expensive. So saw this
dude riding around neighborhood one day and asked him, hey man tell me about the
board. And it was right in the price range! So I was like can we build one and
yeah let’s do it! Looks like you got all the parts check it out oh yeah all right
bro I’ll check you later all right so let’s start off by putting together
the deck and the trucks I have a 41 inch deck here and the reason I chose this is
because it’s really that’s what she said my friend that’s gonna be using this
just kind of likes to cruise and the longer deck that you have with a longer
wheelbase the wheelbase is the space between the two trucks so the longer the
spaces between the two trucks the more stability you’ll have and then also to
consider the type of deck material this is a maple deck so it’s gonna be easier
to handle at higher speeds if you want something that will kind of muffle a
little bit of the vibration from the ground you might want to consider
something softer like bamboo what I ended up doing is getting these riser
pads that are made out of rubber to kind of just absorb a little bit of that
vibration so this is what I ended up getting I ended up getting caliber two
trucks you get any trucks that you want but these minimize the amount of
customization that you need to do because a lot of the motor mounts that
are out fit these type of trucks they’re 10 inches wide which will make space for
some big wheels and also they have this flat spot
if you actually look right here which actually helps when you put the motor
mount on so if you see the motor mount also has a flat spot and real just will
help out with any movement put the riser pad on first and then make sure that the
truck is pointing out this is called the kingpin and you want these are reverse
kingpin trucks you want these to be pointing out so what I did is I made sure that the
hardware was on first it just looks like four screws that you’re gonna want to
put through the top of the deck and then put make sure that the the riser pad is
on that way it makes it a lot bit easier to put your truck one screw on each nut
make sure those are nice and snug now it’s time to put on the bearings and the
wheels on to your trucks didn’t want to talk real quickly about the type of
wheel that you want to choose there are a couple different styles out there one
is being the flywheel clone which is very popular and then also is the
orangutan kegels both of those types of wheels are supported by a lot of the
Eastgate vendors and they do make wheel police that are a nice fit for these
type of wheels right in the middle is a hub actually fits real nicely with the
wheel pulley so that’s why for this build I just recommend flywheel clones
the flywheel clones also are huge as you can see here it’s
a big advantage to this is a higher top speed
you have a nice potential for top speed and at the same time when you’re going
over rough patches you’ll just kind of run over small gravel and things like
that without any hesitation something that I do recommend before choosing your
wheel is going to an East Gate calculator there are a bunch of them
online I’ll leave a link below where you can plug in your voltage your wheel a
pulley ratio and your wheel size to get your hypothetical high speed and that
will give you an idea of the parts that you want to buy these are your bearings
and then they come with two of them and then they also come with what’s called a
spacer the best way I find to put these onto your wheel is to put your bearing
onto the truck and then pop that wheel right onto your truck and then once you
kind of hear it click then you know it’s in place next you’re gonna want to put
your other side of the bearing on and then put your spacer on it’s a lot
easier that way pop adding it again if it doesn’t pop in correctly just use
your thumbs and there you go so here we have all the parts for the wheel pulley
and the wheel you’re going to get six bolts the 36 toothed pulley and this
plate for the outside of the wheel and then you have the wheel if you look here
the wheel actually has these little gaps and then it also has these posts the
post you’re gonna want to align between this little space between the two holes
these holes are where you’re gonna screw in the the bolts and then you’re gonna
want it to go in between each post that she said like that I do recommend that
you find a drill bit that has possibly the same size as this so that you can
make kind of like a pilot hole for this to kind of go through you could see the
gap I’m gonna drill very close to the post because that’s where the bolts are
gonna go the bolts are now in place I’m want to make sure that they’re straight
as possible and I’m gonna manually put these in just so that there are no
mistakes putting them through what you’ll find is once they kind of come
out the other side you’re gonna want to take your wheel pulley and match it up
to the holes that are coming through I do find this part of the project to be
pretty challenging because you could get it screwed in but you want to make sure
that this wheel pulley is as flush and balanced that’s possible to the wheel
because you don’t want like a lopsided pulley kind of turning like this you
want it to really turn nice and even the whole way through so this is the motor
it’s a 63 74 motor at 198 kv k v is rpms per volt so the rotations per bolts
applied is 190 revolutions the higher the kv the higher top speed that you’re
going to have but then you sacrifice torque and then the lower the kv the
more torque you’re gonna have but then the more you sacrifice on the speed this
is a 63 74th motor so what that’s talking about is the size of the motor
it’s 63 millimeters in diameter and 74 millimeters
like it’s a big big motor definitely something that will get you up hills
with no problem if you do have some concerns about going
up hills and not ruining your motor you can always do a dual motor setup which
won’t necessarily make you go faster but it’s gonna help you get up those hills
more efficiently so this is the motor mount here’s what you get this is the D
clamp which attaches directly to the truck this is the motor plate which
attaches to the motor with these metrics screws so the reason I like this mount
is because it’s all aluminum which makes it an effective heat sink for the motor
every motor is a bit different so let’s start by putting the motor to the motor
plate so what I’m doing here is a preliminary dry fit of the bolts the
reason that you want to do that is so that you can make sure the belts have
the right clearance and the right tension after that you’re gonna want to
go and add some threadlocker to the bolts that are connected to the motor
and the pulley because the thread lockers super key to making sure the
bolts don’t loosen with the vibration of the motor so let’s go ahead and just
kind of loosely put these bolts on so that we could get an idea this right here is the 16 to 3 it
attaches to the shaft of the motor and what keeps this in place and not spin on
its own is this little metal piece that fits into the keyway so you’re gonna
want to put that in there if you see right here that should fit directly onto
here so I have the little metal piece in the keyway and then let’s slip this
motor pulley on and it’s done and what you’re going to want to do is make sure
to tighten these as tight as you can also add some threadlocker
after you’ve done your dry fit all motor moments are different but have kind of
the same concept with this specific motor mount I’m gonna put the D clamp on
and tighten it pretty tight and then I’ll add the motor plate onto the D
clamp right after I tighten everything the reason I do that is because if you
fasten the motor mount to the D clamp first and then put the D clamp on it
won’t fully tighten so you know you skate is not a perfect system like I’ve
mentioned and there are little quirks to different pieces and that’s kind of the
quirk about this motor mount after tinkering around for a little bit
and making sure my belt tension was right and everything was in place I’m
gonna start adding some threadlocker this is the thread blocker
blue and I’m gonna be the what I what I end up doing it to be honest with you
thread Locker is kind of like a glue slash like hardener that you add to the
threads just a little bit goes a long way
I’d add it to kind of just the bottom part you don’t need that much because it
really sticks and then go ahead and screw that in the way you want I hope that part one of my DIY electric
skateboard series was helpful to you guys together we built the longboard
the motor and the pulleys in my next video we’ll be putting together the
electronics and the electronic speed control if you guys built your electric
skateboard already what was most challenging to you guys leave a comment
below for other Eastgate builders to check out and learn from the Eastgate
community you guys and don’t forget to share it and smash that like button if
you like this video thanks again and see you in the next one yo what’s up these skaters Neil with big
kids are you looking – what’s up e skaters Neil with big kids are you
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  • November 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm
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    hey I just liked and subscribed to your channel!!!! I just watched this video and noticed that you have almost a 10% like rating to views for this video and that is awesome!!!! to anybody reading make sure and click the like even if you don't normally because it only takes a second and the video and the good electric skateboard videos are not in as abundant levels as they should be!!!! again great video and hope to see more builds!!!!

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  • August 17, 2018 at 8:01 pm
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    Your a cool guy & this video was very good!

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  • August 17, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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    This was helpful! You just earned a sub homie

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  • August 22, 2018 at 10:40 pm
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    Omg just watched this video and cant wait to build my own! Anybody know where i could get all the parts?

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  • August 23, 2018 at 1:30 am
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    What kind of trucks do you use?

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  • August 25, 2018 at 2:09 am
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    Okay but how much did this project cost ?!

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  • August 27, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    Do you have a link for the pulleys?

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  • August 29, 2018 at 6:58 am
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    Can you do an all terrain build video? 😃

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  • August 30, 2018 at 8:47 am
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    I like the skateboarding. It is so cool. I really like the excitement of electric skateboards. I always go skateboarding with my friends on weekend. I learned about electric skateboards through BOOSTED,and because BOOSTED, fell in love with electric skateboards. But its electric skateboards are too expensive. I am a college student and don't have enough money to buy BOOSTED skateboards. Later I saw a store Maxfind that also sells electric skateboards, and the price is very good and also affordable. Then I bought it. Words cannot describe the freedom I feel or how much I missed that feeling. Now it is my transport tool.
    If you also like electric skateboard, but cannot afford expensive electric skateboard, I can recommend the link to you : https://www.maxfindboards.com Or learn more in AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1947786?spm

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  • August 30, 2018 at 5:12 pm
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    I like the memes in between clips

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  • August 31, 2018 at 6:12 am
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    How much is that in parts?

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  • September 5, 2018 at 2:48 am
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    Unrelated – the blonde mustache guy on the wish advertisement is creepy af

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  • September 13, 2018 at 11:18 am
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    Hi
    I am wanting to build something similar do you know where I can get the same parts in Australia thanks if not I am happy to pay postage from another place

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  • September 19, 2018 at 2:45 am
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    Can u tell me the no load current of BRUSHLESS MOTOR

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  • September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am
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    Hey Neil! I'm working on my first build and was wondering if you could give me some advice? I bought a 6374 190KV motor from torque boards which has a

    Max Power: 3150 Watts
    Max Amps: 80 Amps
    Max Volts: 12S

    How do I know what battery will work best? Would I need 12 cells? I'm eager to finish my build up but have hit this road block. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!

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  • September 26, 2018 at 3:17 pm
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    You look like a Filipino

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  • September 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm
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    Question since when is there an DIY electric skateboard community ? I aproched the subject about 2 years ago with info scarce and hard to find and now i find that theres whole companies around the subject. like when? how? what?

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  • September 28, 2018 at 1:38 am
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    How much did it cost total to build this ?

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  • September 28, 2018 at 9:58 pm
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    lu orang indonesia yah?

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  • September 29, 2018 at 6:04 am
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    Dope video. How much did this build cost?

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  • October 1, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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    Aluminum does not conduct heat well

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  • October 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm
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    Could you leave a link to where I can get all the electronics and everything to make an electric skateboard like that one

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  • October 12, 2018 at 7:16 am
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    Hey your a local from LV me too!

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  • October 17, 2018 at 5:24 am
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    What’s up with these people and there eyes!! Lol

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  • October 19, 2018 at 3:08 am
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    My spacers keep rattling, do you know how to fix that?

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  • October 19, 2018 at 3:11 am
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    Gotta parts list?

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  • October 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm
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    How do I get the parts…..

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  • October 23, 2018 at 7:58 am
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    Doesn't need much thread lock

    Uses sooo much thread lock

    😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  • October 23, 2018 at 11:54 pm
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    could you show me all the link to all the stuff you use in this video

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  • October 26, 2018 at 9:13 pm
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    what's up with the Raffle Giveaway Info: GIVEAWAY CLOSED 1/11/2018, it's 10/26/2018, so i made it just in time. out here in Vegas, and could use this board(my first e-board)

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  • October 29, 2018 at 11:56 pm
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    I emailed you did you get it

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  • November 3, 2018 at 8:37 pm
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    Way better than wasting money on a cheap chinese board that will die in a few months . Great video !

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  • November 7, 2018 at 2:44 am
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    Can connect a 4 pin charger port to a esc , would it still charge a lipo/li-on battery ?
    Pic- https://goo.gl/images/ZSa9DZ

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  • November 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm
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    good video and like the fun cuts too. what is a good source for parts . Any better than enertion? What good equipment but want to save $$ too.

    all the best NEAL port charlotte Fla

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  • November 15, 2018 at 10:55 pm
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    What if I have a 41” board

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  • November 29, 2018 at 3:05 am
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    Your video really helps me a lot. Can you provide the link for testing motor and batteries for me? The east gate calculator displays in your video.

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  • December 2, 2018 at 1:36 am
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    Where did you get the wheel pulley. Does that wheel pulley fit with Caliber 2 trucks?? Can you send me a link?

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  • December 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm
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    Chicago woot woot! What suburb are you from?

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  • December 4, 2018 at 7:01 pm
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    I am thinking to get a wide board and add 4 motors(1 for each wheel) for more torque, and 3d print rubber tires to put on the wheel so that it is more comfortable, ofcourse I am putting in 4 times the normal might be expensive but I feel like it is worth it

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  • December 11, 2018 at 11:43 am
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    This Vegas?

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  • December 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    Can apart the belt from wheel when run out off the battery power for getting easier feed work? As my know, it is very heavy work on my feed if the belt keep on the wheel. Am I right?

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  • December 15, 2018 at 10:59 am
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    Can you also teach us how to make an electric scooter?

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  • December 23, 2018 at 8:04 am
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    Do you have list of all components to make this?

    Cloud you please give a link all of them.

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  • December 24, 2018 at 5:12 pm
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    1:21 maul grab

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  • December 25, 2018 at 6:49 am
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    So, if anyone wants to do this I'd recommend thicker riser pads. Also, what's not shown in this tutorial is a lot of sanding to get the motor pulley to not rub against the caliber trucks. DO NOT get the cheap ebay ESC, get a VESC…thank me later.

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  • January 2, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    Hi, could I get a list of the parts you used and where you got it from? Thanks.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Should've posted part list

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  • January 13, 2019 at 6:01 am
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    Hey can i get the link for all those stuff u hav used , i will send a mail

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  • January 20, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    You may not get to this but I have multiple questions…Can you send me liks to all of the parts?, Did the bolts and nuts come with the parts? And does it matter what deck you use?

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  • January 25, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    i liked and subscribed!! id really like to see a video of how to make an electric bike

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  • February 1, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    rear wheel drive or front wheel drive? and why?

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  • February 2, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    How much did that cost?

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  • February 8, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    what were the musics? I liked them! can you send me the names of them?

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  • February 11, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    This video is a perfect mix of entertainment and getting to the point of the video! Dope man!

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  • February 15, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    Wassup it’s me flyrice!

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  • February 19, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    If I have 10s 3.7 8ah in series how many amp hours total do I have?

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  • February 28, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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    is that a technics sl 1200 turntable behind you i see

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  • March 7, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    Hi Kid, I have been thinking for a long time what will be better?

    – ready to ride Wowgo 2s (2 hub motors)

    – or one big 6374 190kv motor (single belt drive sys.) with 12s LiIon

    batteries and single enertion vesc

    The most important for me is:

    – acceleration, hill climbs, torque

    What do you think ? The one big 6374 motor with good equipment can beat the 2 hubs motors of wowgo

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  • March 7, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    I love my new electric skateboard  runs really good and have good power https://amzn.to/2VOA6kh

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  • March 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    Nice & Thanks 🙂

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  • March 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    Instalike because of the Tribe instrumental.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 8:08 am
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    Would everything fit perfectly if I put this type of system on a cruiser deck?

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  • April 2, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    How fast will it go?

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  • April 3, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    Quick question could you countersink the truck bolts lower for a cleaner finish

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  • April 8, 2019 at 7:38 pm
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    How much it costs tho?

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  • April 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    Thanks for your content. I'm gonna be building one for video work.

    Seems like the best solution for longer rolling shots.

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  • April 15, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    I currently have a Verreal V1S and a Blitzart Hurracane dual motor.Both decent budget boards that have served me well but I would like to convert one of them to belt drive because I would like to run the rough stuff wheels.
    What kit could I buy that would work with one of those boards batteries and esc?
    Thanks

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  • April 21, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    How fast does this one go?

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  • April 21, 2019 at 2:39 am
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    yo man you're old why are you riding a skateboard are you just doing that to get near kids?

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  • April 21, 2019 at 8:38 am
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    Wow dude you look so young, what do you use for your skin?

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  • April 22, 2019 at 8:14 am
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    HAHAHA JOKES ON YOU HERE IN HOLLAND THERE’S NO NEED TO GO UPHILL PFFF, but all jokes aside I’m a 13yo with some technical background. Do you think I could be able to make it? I’m ahead in school so I do have some teachers willing to help me achieve it, love the vid btw it was really clear and made it all in all look wayyy easier than I thought!

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  • April 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    Good video, but could help but laugh at the loot crate giveaway

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  • April 30, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering how can I add a third motor to a dual motor skateboard of mine that can run separately. thanks!!!

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  • May 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Hello,

    You'r videos are still great !

    I've a question about wheel do you have any recommandation for terrain wheel ?

    Here's the thing I have 83mm wheels (Abec 7) but the thing is I feel all the imperfection of teh road (little holes, or stones) and i would like something less hard but more smooth (if I'm clear)

    Best Regards

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  • May 4, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Hey man ! Great video !! I just sent you an email requesting for the parts list. Thanks for the videos !!

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  • May 13, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    I own, use and build E boards and this is one of the best and most detailed build videos I have ever seen and this is by far my favorite one and thank you so much for getting the concept of motor kv correct. It’s sad how many people are taught that kv is kilovolt or something else incorrect. Thank you so much for video man

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  • May 20, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    cool bro! nice build! check our page we have lot of stuff here in Brasil www.bravelo.com.br
    https://www.instagram.com/bravelo_elongboard/

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  • June 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm
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    Hey friend, I had watch your video and to tell you the truth I have no intensions to watch but it's very interesting and i watch it all through and now I want to built one for me. I'll watch all your videos about it. Thanks friend.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    Great shirt! Great video

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  • June 2, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    Watzup!!!
    You live in Chicago or the suburbs???

    This video is awesome!!!

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  • June 8, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    I have send you mail send me list of parts 😁

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:15 am
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    Why does the wheel look like he popped it out if his speaker in the background?

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  • June 11, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    not very better than boosted it as only one motor

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  • June 12, 2019 at 12:46 pm
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    How much did it cost in total? And I sent you an email, looking forward to a reply!

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  • June 13, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    How fast can it go?

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  • June 15, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    is there a parts lists.
    (where did you get the deck)

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  • June 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    He's from Chicago!…Isn't he one of the guys that beat up Jussie Small-Lette??

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  • June 22, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    How much did everything costs??

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  • June 22, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    How much did everything costs??

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  • July 9, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    That wheel is huge

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  • July 10, 2019 at 9:59 am
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    Great video ! Watch this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JBYOEkDlhag

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  • July 14, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    Is using a bamboo board fine? When u screw in the container for batteries and vesc, will it mess up the board?

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  • July 26, 2019 at 4:44 am
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    What's the parts list for this build and total price? I have been wanting one for myself and when I go fly my racing /freestyle drones I build but they are wayy too expensive.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    Can I get a complete parts list please?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    Why do u not have websites of materials

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  • August 8, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I need a link to a list of the parts

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  • August 14, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    Only truck that I find in my country is 8 inch can I use 8 inch truck without cut ing up the longboard height

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  • August 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm
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    Im building this for my personal project ( a project for ib schools required in 10th grade)

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  • August 24, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    Where did you buy this electric skate kit

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  • August 28, 2019 at 12:44 am
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    Just Subbed, You Filipino Bro? I know peeps with same last name! great vlogs!

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