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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:25 pm
by Flexboardz
Follow up of Apic Design E-Flexboardz dvt :

The first 4WD E-Flex with 4 new (flashy) hubmotors (for 12" tires) and a more compact battery to be integrated under the deck.

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:00 am
by Flexboardz
We are thinking about developing a power kit : hub motor+ LiFePO4 battery + power control that can be installed on any standard mountainboard ...

High quality components (battery, controller, motor) will be used to provide few years of daily commuting.

Our main question is : will the customers be willing to pay for the extra quality compared to cheap electric skates?

Feel free to answer...
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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:48 pm
by Waterpolo14
Depends... what would the price be? and can you really create a standard mount? there are a lot of different mountain boards...

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:07 am
by Flexboardz
It will be installed on the wheel axle so there is not so many different mount (12 mm, 10 mm or 3/8")

Here are basically the caracteristics of the kit :

motor : brushless/gearless 300 à 1200 w
battery :LiFePO4 24v 12 ah 10C

weight : 2.5 kg motor + 4 kg battery...
Price : 650 euros

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:45 pm
by Jimmy Chaos
That sounds awesome ........ too bad I'm poor and need to make decks out of sticks now.

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:41 am
by Flexboardz
By the time the kit is ready, you will be making a fortune with sticks deck :)
Battery pack can replace the spacer on your design...

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:58 am
by Jimmy Chaos
Flexboardz wrote:By the time the kit is ready, you will be making a fortune with sticks deck :)
Battery pack can replace the spacer on your design...


I highly doubt the fortune, or any money from it. Since my idea is out there now. Anybody with some financial backing could profit from it before I could; however, at the very least everybody will know where the idea/R&D came from.

I really like the universal electric kit, that definitely makes an electric board more affordable for people that have extra boards laying around.

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:38 am
by Flexboardz
"Anybody with some financial backing..." I sometimes wonder if such a person exists within our boardriding world....

Thanks for the comment on the universal electric kit !

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:28 am
by Eric Briner
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Great concept. Have you considered a rear mounted pivoting handle as an option? It allows a boarding stance and is rider friendly when dealing with acceleration. It also folds flat for storage and transport. Just a thought. You should be able to find off the shelf tech. to keep costs down. Very exciting.

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:45 am
by Flexboardz
The rear mounted handle could be a great idea if it allows a boarding stance (which is not really the case of normal handle bar)...we will have to test ride it

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:22 pm
by OldDirtyBastard
[color="sienna"][size="7"]bump![/size][/color]

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:29 pm
by OldDirtyBastard
[color="Sienna"]hey Flexboards what in blue blazes is the rig in the top of the picture? [/color]
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Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:35 pm
by Flexboardz
I received the picture from a flexboarder friend (so it's not my workshop)... I only know that it is a 4 wheels electric vehicle

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:01 am
by bkava


Hi Humboldtrc can you pm me. I'm a new member and can't pm until I get 10 posts.
I'd like to buy one of your boards.

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:04 am
by bkava
I would definitely pay 650-700 for a kit. I wish I could find one from a reputable design/tech company.


Flexboardz wrote:We are thinking about developing a power kit : hub motor+ LiFePO4 battery + power control that can be installed on any standard mountainboard ...

High quality components (battery, controller, motor) will be used to provide few years of daily commuting.

Our main question is : will the customers be willing to pay for the extra quality compared to cheap electric skates?

Feel free to answer...
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Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:28 pm
by Flexboardz
For the time being, we are a bit busy with the launch of the Flexscoot...
However, recently we have seen that 8" hubmotors are available now from suppliers.... so we might resume the project soon.

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:57 pm
by bkava
OK. Please put me on any list of people to be updated if/when you have something to try/buy. Thanks