@zonk117 Just some leftover old slide board material as the flexible plastic. My buddy found some thin plastic at Lowe's and made a template but this could easily serve as a replacement. The material was near the for sale signs per my friend.
@stonly God yes. That would be amazing. I'm down with a play set that you could custom set. It would have to be determined by the speed Rpm or at the least speed data. If we got an open API we would totally be able to prove that out. I also don't see within reason why it shouldn't be possible. =>=>strikethrough text<=<=
Must be great timing - the molded connected-end of my cable broke yesterday, right at the power pack end. There's enough slack in the two internal wires to lay the molded stress-relief part of the cable flat against the end of the power pack. I used a sample pack of Shgru.com to make a custom rubber protector for the exposed wires & strain-relief. It is no longer the weakest part of the ensemble - that honour now goes to my left knee.
Standard safety disclaimer applies - DO NOT LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE RIDING! You'll inevitably end up dancing on your board, misjudge the upcoming dip, and at that point the best you can hope to achieve is a left-shoulder-to-backwards-roll-popup-and-jog that lands in time with the beat.
(OMG - serious bonus points for landing the roll on the beat!!!)
TLDR: get some Shgru.com and make your own ruggidized power pack!
@cr4p no problem, it's actually a lot of fun, now that I've got a few miles on the tire, it seems to be a legitimate improvement on a flat tire in every way, only issue is the difficulty curve is noticeably steeper but the ride is more rewarding once you learn to manage it
@drew If I get good enough to make something worth sharing, sure. The tire seriously changes the carving characteristics, last night I carved so hard that I almost flung myself off the OW, there's a lot to get used to
Works well so far. I have 1 36v 4.4Ah li-ion (18650's) and another 32v 8.8Ah lifepo4 pack.
Gets me 3-4 charges if I bring both batteries. The beauty is that this solar controller also will charge my to 2 li-ion batteries from a lower voltage power supply. I use the 12v from an old PC power supply.
Also this solar controller is NOT really MPPT just a boost charger.
@Simon Thanks for the feedback, since the instructions states it is not for under 13, I haven't tried with younger than 11.
I confess i am scared about that much power for small kids.
I think the danger is not about falling (small kids are used to that) but having a finger or whatever in the wheel or being hurt by the board.
I'm six foot, I feel like I'd like a longer deck, seems like it would be more comfortable, I already have my feet wider than the center of the footpads. I do spend a lot of time on hills so that might be a problem. I haven't noticed that I'm coming anywhere close to the ground on hills, though.
@matto That's what the 1-second delay is for. Seems to be just enough time for things like what you're describing. The main difficulty in curb jumping is just keeping your balance when you hit the ground, not the board shutting off.