http://gnarboards.com/ - gnarly electric skateboards
24V DC SLA Battery System (22Ah)
350W DC Brushed Motors (One on each wheel)
300A Motor Controller w/ Regenerative Braking ability
Dead-Mans break set at 20% if you fall off.
E-Glide GI Deck
24MPH Top Speed
1400W Total Power
5 mile range
85lbs *yes that's heavy
very tight turning radius, I would guess 5 feet.
As you can see in the video the skateboard handles GREAT! The 4WD really keeps the board going, and if the tires lose traction it drifts controllably with all 4 wheels spinning. Ok fine, sometimes it's "uncontrollable"...
Special thanks to: My Dad for working on the wiring and pulling an all-nighter with me; to my Uncle Paul for letting me use his machine-shop; and my lovely girlfriend JuliAnn for filming this!
All I ever talk about now are Electric Skateboards, it's amazing I still have a girlfriend after all of my projects. It must drive her crazy. Haha.