Author: Mike Maner

Mike is a systems/communications engineer and a dad to 4 kids as well as being a member and forum leader of the electric skateboard building community. Mike is NOT a traitor, screw a damn unicycle! *shakes head in confusion at Damon thinking "why man, just why?"

Building a Lightning Powered Murder Board – Part 3

Mike comes back with another chunk of the puzzle in the third installment of how to build your dream board.

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Alien Power System EVT3: The Good, The Bad, & There Isn’t Any Ugly

Mike takes us once again off into the wild to discover the best things. This time, it’s the APS remote.

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Building a Lightning Powered Murder Board – Part 2

Mike covers pulleys, mounts, and belts, and asks how many motors you think you’ll need in this latest installment.

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Building a Lightning Powered Murder Board – Part 1

In part one of Mike’s four part dive into building your first esk8, we cover some basics so you you don’t have to learn them the hard way.

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A Look At Surf Rodz: Spacers, Axles and Bearings

If you’re on the fence about Surf Rodz, this may help you get off of it.

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Esk8 IQ: The Math and the Science of Electric Skateboarding – Part 3

The final chapter of Mike’s odyssey into the engineering concepts of electric skateboards. Maths and theoretical maximums await inside.

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Esk8 Remotes: Garbage or Greatness!

There have been a lot of esk8 remotes over the years, and Mike has managed to collect most of them. Inside we all weigh in on the ones we loved and hated.

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ESK8 IQ: The Math and the Science of Electric Skateboarding – Part 2

If you haven’t read ESK8 IQ Part 1 read it here. Lets get right to the meat and potatoes.  The first thing I am going to school you fine folks on today is watt hours.  This is the method that we, as members of the electric skateboarding community, have decided is the most accurate way […]

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ESK8 IQ: The Math and the Science of Electric Skateboarding – Part 1

Part 1 of Mike’s ongoing series dedicated to laying out the guts of electric skateboard building.

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