While there are a number of people offering quality enclosures in the esk8 world, perhaps no one delivers on the aesthetic front as impressively as Alan Chau. His work is not only meticulous, but incorporates design elements that are surprising and original. He took time out of his busy schedule to share some details on […]
With all the excitement over sweet AWD pneumie builds, tempting direct drive motors, and awesome esk8 events being pulled off all around the world, something pretty amazing is getting lost in the mix: Hummie Hubs are being offered again. For those well-versed in the esk8 DIY world, these hubs need no introduction. All over the […]
Exway’s Riot is in the house, and it’s every bit as good as promised. I’ll report back with more soon, but here are the first impressions: *Totally different character from hubs (was worried they might be too similar) *Quicker off the line than the hub set *Stronger brakes *Installation is stupid easy Look for the […]
The DIY community has a reputation for making what we think is cool, as well as making what we need in areas where pre-built gear just isn’t cutting it. Hey – that’s why so many people build their own esk8s in the first place, right? It is only fitting then that when our safety comes […]
It seems there are some issues with the newest VESC Tool (as of 06/20/2019) including the absence of an ERPM limit for direction change (reverse) and unusable values applied with the motor setup wizard. After a recent discussion with Trampa, it appears that feature requests are equal to “You are all very good at complaining […]
The movie starts with me looking longingly at the upcoming Torqueboards Direct Drive motors for the 87th time and then kicking some dirt in a vacant lot. The camera then goes P.O.V. and looks into the vast, yawning emptiness of my wallet. We hear a sad slide whistle. Then it’s back to me as I […]
Well, maybe it’s more like putting butter under your board. Or butter on each individual wheel or something. Quit being a jerk. You know what I meant. Point is, these new wheels from Torqueboards are incredibly cushy, have rebound for days, and offer damn nice grip in dry conditions. I first started lusting after these […]
To anyone in the esk8 DIY world, Bergmeister wheels, Kahua trucks, and Senor Pepe wheels need no introduction. An introduction might be necessary, however, for the man behind these products–Timo Wertrimo. Since he likes to keep a low profile and let his products and service do the talking, we thought we’d give the community a […]
Explore the exotic world of wood burning on skateboard decks with Brian Boney of Boney Boards.
Jeff spills the beans on upcoming Enertion projects, where the Unities are right now, and I get a roboticict’s explanation of why I suck at electric unicycles.
When Hoyt St. first appeared on the scene, they didn’t just bring out another new board. Rather, they launched an entirely new category of esk8: the high-functioning, electric-powered work of art. From the choice of sustainable bamboo decks, the flowing enclosure design, swappable flight-safe batteries, and the Puck remote, every choice was carefully curated to […]
Mike comes back with another chunk of the puzzle in the third installment of how to build your dream board.
Mike covers pulleys, mounts, and belts, and asks how many motors you think you’ll need in this latest installment.
If everyone should wear helmets, even if they don’t actually have to by law or rule, why are so many advertisers not doing the responsible thing?
JUNE 12 – 16 | The soon to be infamous sequel to the already infamous Esk8 Squad Renegade Las Vegas Weekend of 2018. You will want to be here. this will be the shit.