For the right person, DIY builds are a challenging, humbling, expensive, educational, frustrating, and rewarding journey, but at the end of it all, you have a killer esk8. For the other 88% of you, it doesn’t end with sunshine and rainbows. You see, it takes a unique blend of attributes to pull off a successful […]
With so many companies offering esk8 products and services, sometimes it feels like we’re just seeing more of the same with different names on it. Thankfully, the same cannot be said if you’re standing in very a specific area of Boise, Idaho. Because there, at the headquarters of CARVlab, founder Andrew Allsbury and his resident […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
As some of you might have noticed, Enertion has been doing a worldwide tour recently called the “Raptor Ruckus”. Aside from the Paris event, Jason and his crew hit several other cities in Europe. I took the time to meet up with them in Germany. Quick Notes:– This was not planned. It was happy coincidence […]
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.