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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Video of the New Toy
    Posted: Oct/10/2013 at 5:41pm
Hi Guys,

A few weeks back, I posted a thread here on a little electric board project we were doing. (BajaBoard)

It took a while, and some learning, but we managed to finish our first video just today. It shows the BajaBoard's first prototype in action, and a peek at the improved design that we are currently building.

Click here and check it out on Youtube!

This vid is mainly to prove that the board can actually move :P

Feedback, including of the video edit, would be appreciated. It would really help us improve.

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  Quote Von44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/10/2013 at 6:34pm
Idk what kinda feedback I could really offer but I must say that thing is badass!!! I'd love to try it out.
Byyyyaaaaaahh!!!
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/10/2013 at 7:40pm
how do you stop it?  Does it have speeds?
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/10/2013 at 7:45pm
correct me if l'm wrong, but isn't there already motorized longboards?
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/10/2013 at 7:57pm
@shwazy: There's wireless trigger controller (similar to RC cars). Speed & braking are both controlled that way.

@keljai: Of course, motorized boards not new. Typical electric longboards are very much commuting orientated. Our project is more action sports orientated, a board that can take punishment on or off road, but still relatively light.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/10/2013 at 8:22pm
How does it do going uphill?
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/10/2013 at 8:45pm
Very well.
In the prototype (12kW), due to the way we geared it, the torque at the lower end has room for improvement. Even then, power really kicks when you go past 3-4km/h, and you can just feel it trying to pull out from under your feet - uphill or flat.
Acceleration is pretty much determined by how hard you dare to press the trigger before you get left behind.
For Gen2, we decided that it's probably not sensible to go 70km/h :p So, we are gonna trade some top speed for more lower end grunt for inclined starts, etc.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/10/2013 at 11:11pm
Originally posted by PingaAus1985

Very well.
In the prototype (12kW), due to the way we geared it, the torque at the lower end has room for improvement. Even then, power really kicks when you go past 3-4km/h, and you can just feel it trying to pull out from under your feet - uphill or flat.
Acceleration is pretty much determined by how hard you dare to press the trigger before you get left behind.
For Gen2, we decided that it's probably not sensible to go 70km/h :p So, we are gonna trade some top speed for more lower end grunt for inclined starts, etc.


That seems very cool. I think you will have a better time making sales if you describe the speed in MPH instead of KM/H. Just a little advertising suggestion.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/11/2013 at 6:20am
Originally posted by PingaAus1985

@shwazy: There's wireless trigger controller (similar to RC cars). Speed & braking are both controlled that way.

@keljai: Of course, motorized boards not new. Typical electric longboards are very much commuting orientated. Our project is more action sports orientated, a board that can take punishment on or off road, but still relatively light.
ahh i see, that makes more sense then. Im not much of a summer boarder kinda of guy but l can see how this would be fun for some
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  Quote Chop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/11/2013 at 5:48pm
Dude, that thing is impressive! What would you expect to charge for one of these?
37! In a row?
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/11/2013 at 8:46pm
We haven't worked that bit out yet :p
But we are planning on crowdfunding this in Nov, so we will know soon once we get all the Gen2 parts fabricated and delivered.
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/13/2013 at 4:41pm
Some random coloring in fun over the weekend.
(Disclaimer) The words are just the ideas behind the colors, NOT actual board names.

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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/19/2013 at 2:21am
A bit of raw video footage shot during practice and testing. Demos a bit of handling without any musical distractions by NIN:p

http://youtu.be/E_smy0xWFu4
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What happens if you fall while your feet are in the bindings? Is there like a panic switch thing to shut it off? I was unable to watch the video with sound so if it was explained in the video I'm sorry.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2013 at 10:24am
Originally posted by iamjason10

What happens if you fall while your feet are in the bindings? Is there like a panic switch thing to shut it off? I was unable to watch the video with sound so if it was explained in the video I'm sorry.



They aren't bindings like you see in snowboards. These just hold your foot in place but you are never fully strapped in like a snowboard. You can pull out just in time.
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2013 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by humblerooster

Originally posted by iamjason10

What happens if you fall while your feet are in the bindings? Is there like a panic switch thing to shut it off? I was unable to watch the video with sound so if it was explained in the video I'm sorry.



They aren't bindings like you see in snowboards. These just hold your foot in place but you are never fully strapped in like a snowboard. You can pull out just in time.


We do actually get lot of people asking if they could be properly strapped in for tricks.
In the end, we can't stop people from installing their own bindings, so we will have fail safes, panic switch, but probably most importantly, we just need to make the board as light as possible.   
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2014 at 11:36pm
It's Gen2 testing time!
www.facebook.com/bajaboard
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  Quote sixpoint Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2014 at 8:10am
BajaBoard is extremely interesting.   Any pricing as yet?
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  Quote mbesp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2014 at 10:18am
looks pretty cool.
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2014 at 4:10am
Originally posted by sixpoint

BajaBoard is extremely interesting.   Any pricing as yet?

Don't have anything exact yet. Estimate it'll fall somewhere within USD3000-3700, excluding delivery. This is just based on making 50, so if we make more, should expect economy of scale.

Btw, here's our first short clip of Gen2 moving :)

http://youtu.be/CU346WykqNk
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2014 at 12:52pm
Wow, that is more expensive than I thought it would be but I guess that would make sense since you're only making 50 right now.
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  Quote mbesp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2014 at 7:21pm
Oh yeah, that is quite a bit more than i was expecting too.  
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2014 at 1:58pm
Take-off practice

Link above to a clip of us practicing take-off. We haven't installed bindings at the time of the video, so had to be a bit gentle on the throttle.
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  Quote mbesp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2014 at 6:52am
It does look like it is pretty fun.  I'm just wondering if it would be worth ditching some features to bring that price down.  Of course thats coming from someone who has no idea what is currently going into your price haha.
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2014 at 4:02pm
Production quantity is the main thing that will ultimately determine final price. We are pretty happy with where it's sitting at for just 50 boards, so you can imagine the economy of scale if and when we get into the 1000's.

There will probably be a few different models in due course as well.
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/09/2014 at 11:07pm
Latest face of the BajaBoard. Putting Rockshox to the test!

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Thats bad ass!!  How well does the suspension hold up?  The video only showed it going through some rough terrain Those shocks look nice, can it handle some air time?
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Wow, really cool concept. I can imagine someone taking one of those on some single track trails. Good luck to you!
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Would a small bumper of sorts be beneficial to your board design? I've seen my RC trucks take a bashing, and the only thing saving it when it crashes is a front bumper. Of course the rider is gonna bail in the event of a crash, but the board will keep rolling. will the tires take the brunt of the crash, and if so will they stay in alignment?
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Originally posted by misterlime

Would a small bumper of sorts be beneficial to your board design? I've seen my RC trucks take a bashing, and the only thing saving it when it crashes is a front bumper. Of course the rider is gonna bail in the event of a crash, but the board will keep rolling. will the tires take the brunt of the crash, and if so will they stay in alignment?


In the next design revision, we'll definitely put in things to absorb impact for the lower to medium speeds. Also, we'll have a mechanism to brake the board if the rider does bail.
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Originally posted by SnapShot

Thats bad ass!! How well does the suspension hold up? The video only showed it going through some rough terrain Those shocks look nice, can it handle some air time?


It is designed for air. One of those shocks is enough to take a rider through a mountain bike jump, and we've got 4.
Having said that, we're still practicing towards it. We are no Shaun White, so until we get a pro onto it, we're simply limited by our own abilities. As we get better at it, we can release gnarlier vids.

For those who haven't seen it, our latest off-road speed run vid is here: http://youtu.be/lZAMmjBgkgI
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that does look pretty fun.
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  Quote PingaAus1985 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2014 at 10:46pm
This is it guys. We launched Kickstarter today.
If you enjoy the BajaBoard concept and want to see it get even better, jump on and show us some love. We would appreciate any help, even if you just tell your friends about us :D Thanks!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bajaboard/bajaboard-electric-skateboard-extreme-makeover

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since the funds were not met did the whole thing get trashed? 
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