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Gilaboards: Full suspension board

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:46 am
by Flexboardz
The topic of a fully suspended board has been often discussed here in the Shed...generally involving double wishbone suspensions...

Gilaboards finally built it : http://www.gilaboard.net/

They also proposed it on kickstarter (with limited success) : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... skateboard

Re: Gilaboards: Full suspension board

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:40 am
by BgSurfer
Doesn't look like a simple suspension to manufacture/assemble. Not cheap at $1.200+.
I remember this one from a while back:
https://twitter.com/bajaboard

Re: Gilaboards: Full suspension board

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:11 pm
by Flexboardz
Yes, Bajaboard also made a crowdfunding campaign few years ago (with limited success) at 3000$ for an 4wd eboard. They are announcing a coming model since quite a long time.
Frankly, I don't see a market at such a price, even for board passionates like you and me...

Re: Gilaboards: Full suspension board

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:10 pm
by mario64
It would be a good model for a powered setup. With suspension like that you could have 1 central motor and use drive shafts to put power to the wheels

Re: Gilaboards: Full suspension board

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:28 pm
by Flexboardz
you are absolutely right...the interest to have such an hi-tech frame/suspension is to add power/speed to it (at least to compensate for the extra weight)

In fact it was supposed to be one of my next post in the Shed about bajaboard :

http://www.bajaboard.com.au/

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Re: Gilaboards: Full suspension board

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:37 pm
by Mikael
These would be great in a mountainboarding video game :p

Re: Gilaboards: Full suspension board

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:53 pm
by Flexboardz
yes, with such a price tag (around $5000), it will probably remain virtual ...