Tech

The technology of electric skateboarding. Here we visit new tech, old tech, and explore where the tech in our boards may be headed in the future.

How to turn a Lexus into a Corvette.

Thanks to the fine folks at Exway, I’ve had extensive time with the X1 Pro over the last few months. In my original review, I think I made it clear that IMHO this is a very unique and special esk8: https://esk8.news/the-exway-x1-pro-think-of-it-as-a-1375-lexus/ A few weeks after I posted that review, they sent us a Riot belt […]

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Why you should want Hummie Hubs and how to get them.

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 […]

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Illume V2 – New Lights on the Block!

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 […]

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Ackmaniac Firmware & App

How to: Ackmaniac ESC Tool

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 […]

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eLofty Direct Drives. A Tearjerker With A Very Happy Ending.

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 […]

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TB110 Wheels from Torqueboards. Like spreading butter on your board.

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 […]

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The Exway X1 Pro. Think of it as a $999 Lexus.

I’ve ridden my share of hub motor boards since I started off in esk8. They get the job done, but it’s kind of like taking a date to the prom in your mom’s Toyota Tercel. You’ll definitely get there, but you’ll arrive with none of style or luxury points you’d earn in something like a […]

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$99 Hoyt St. Midnight Puck – Just 3 More Pucking Months

You probably didn’t know about it, but now you do. The Midnight Puck is on the way!

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Beta Testing TorqueBoard Direct Drives

Corey takes a fresh set of ToqueBoards Direct Drives for a spin and shares all of her feelings.

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TorqueBoards Announces 110mm Kegel Core Wheels

TB announces a monstrous 110mm 78A with the community’s favorite core type. Details inside.

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