What do I need?

DECK: We stock few decks that we think are perfect to build esk8, available here.

Is important to know that the deck will affect the entire build, you will need splitted electronics in flexy decks and you can go with long batteries if the deck is stiff.

For long power packs we suggest to get minimum 65/70cm of wheelbase.

WHEELS: Of course you need wheels! But they must have the 6 inserts in the center, to fasten the pulleys very easily.

You are free to choose the diameter you prefer, we have our PRO wheels 97mm, flat wheels 90/97mm or 100mm all terrain.

Bigger wheels mean heavier builds and they could be a bit bulky, but you can go faster! Smaller wheels as 83/90mm are better to get light eboard, without going too slow if the transmission has a good ratio, the kv are not too low (190 are perfect).

TRUCKS: The best affordable & stable trucks available to build your electric skateboards are the Caliber Trucks II, 184mm hanger with 50 degree baseplate.

The rounded and angled shape will make sure everything will keep in place, specially with our high quality mounts fully made in Italy (be sure to get Caliber II with our mounts).

We recommend to get some risers to get your motor/s a bit more far from the deck, they help to get the enclosure more far away from the ground too!

Of course you will get a smoother experience 😉

MOTOR MOUNT: The mount is the basic part of the electric skateboards, it will keep the motor, pulleys and belts alligned, to create the entire transmission. It’s very important to get a solid motor mount, that has to be affordable even if it’s under strain, in the worst conditions, as our Motor mounts.

DRIVE SYSTEM: Depending on your pulleys teeth and pulleys center distance you will have to get the right belt length, the best is the metric HTD 5M, in 9, 12 or 15mm width.

Note: with our Reversed mounts (the mounts that keep the motors outside the deck) and 15/38 or 16/38 Pulleys the right belt lenght that will fit is 325mm 65 teeth, you can find it here.

  • For Mountainboards our standard is 15/72 Pulleys the right belt lenght that will fit is 475mm 95 teeth belt for this application, available here.

Here you have a very good Online Belt Length Calculator we can suggest!

Note: The 36T are pretty the best for most skate/longboard applications, the 40-42 teeth pulleys can increase torque but low the top speed. Pay attention about the different kind of wheel pulleys we have at the moment, one is for the flat Abec Flywheels clones, so will fit perfectly just with them; the other kind is for All terrains and the shape is sightly different and optimized for thoose wheels, another model is the one for Kegel wheels.

We offer Mountain boards 72 Teeth wheel pulleys too!

We have a wide range of motor pulleys from 12T to 20T in 9,12 and 15 mm width (+1mm)

Choose the right width depending on which build you are going to create, as for dual motors it’s fine to go 9 mm width (with our mounts and drive and motors we use the 9mm)

For single motor better to go with 12-15mm width.

For mountains it’s enough the 15mm width!

VESC CONTROLLER: We highly recommend to get the new esc’s based on VESC project, like our Maytech ESSC (Electric Skateboards Speed Controller). Other standard Escs are not the best controllers for Esk8 application.

MOTORs: Our new PRO motors are the best choice for every electric skateboard, if you want a lot of power and torque, and very good top speed, these are the motors for you.

The best motors we have ever tested!

Eskating motors are selected from best manufacturer and customized under our suggestions.

ESK8 BATTERY: The battery is the power of your Esk8, and it would be the best if built with genuine and high discharge rated cells (like the Samsung 30Q) to get best performance and long rides.

The eskating batteries are powerful and all controlled by a BMS (battery management system), to avoid bad charge/discharge of the 20 (10s2p) to 60 cells (12s5p) Eskating power packs.

We only build them with Genuine Samsung 30Q cells and Genuine Bestech BMSs and other best quality bmss in the market.

All accessories are included and detachable as for the switch, lcd and charge port to let everything pass through the enclosure without any kind of soldering needed.

ENCLOSURE: And at the end but not because is less important, the enclosure: it has to be solid and flexy at the same time, to let it follow the deck shape easier.

Depending on your electronics placement you will find splitted or one piece enclosures in our store.

The enclosures we made are by 3mm ABS vacuum formed sheets, carefully made in Italy with love. Eskating Enclosure manifacturing Update 2024: DISCONTINUED