An Impossible Electric Skateboard: Mellow Drive On An ELOS Clone Deck!

Electrified 17” Board with Mellow

This is supposed to be impossible. The Mellow Drive is not supposed to fit! Even when the deck is an ELOS clone (meaning the deck itself is the same size).

There’s some TARDIS-like shit going on here, defying physics and dimensions.

Or is there?

Time for some close-ups to uncover its Sekrits!

Here are the top, look at how far forward the truck mount is! That is far more forward than a normal ELOS truck. He had to drill new holes for the truck.

And at the bottom, the truck mount is right up against the Mellow Drive battery enclosure.

And then this:

At the back truck, there are two empty mounting holes! That means the entire Mellow Drive is being supported by just two screws. That’s dangerous AF! It’s the cheat Ronnie Sarmiento pulled to get the Mellow Drive on the BoardUp folding skateboard. He might have drilled new holes for the back truck too.

After all the sizing frustrations I’ve gone through in my head that proved it was impossible, someone else just went ahead and did it anyway!

Every Steely-Eyed Missileman Hands-On Real Man is probably sitting back, pointing at this post, laughing, and calling me a Poindexter Egghead!

I should have known better!

House, M.D.: Words to live by

In my defense, my money is expensive and I didn’t want to risk puzzle pieces I didn’t think would fit together.

Apollo 13 – Square Peg Round Hole

But all praise to u/spookyghost, a Steely-Eyed Missileman Hands-On Real Man! He’s also a true Mad Scientist!

Apollo 13 (1995) – Just Breathe Normal Scene (9/11) | Movieclips

Previously here:

Sizes: Unlimited R Kit And Mellow Drive
Unlimited And Mellow Drives Compared By An Owner
eSkateboard Of Lust: Unlimited Drive + Carbon-Fiber Deck
Reference: Sizing-Up Some Small Skateboard Decks, Third Edition
Quinboards Micro-Me Deck With Three Drivetrains
Mellow Drive On The Smallest Deck Yet!
Unlimited/Mellow Drives: Sizing Things Up Sometimes Sucks
Ride Unlimited’s Electric Skateboard Drive
Reference: eSkateboard Weight Frustration, Again
Today Was BoardUp Research Day
Reference: eSkateboard Weight Frustration
Mellow Drive On A Folding Skateboard
Mellow Drive On An Eggboard
Another ELOS Skateboard Kickstarter
TeamGee Also Has An Electric ELOS Clone
Johnny In Taiwan: Electric ELOS 500!
Johnny In Taiwan: 500 ELOS Kick Skateboards Converted To Electric
Johnny In Taiwan: Nearly 500 ELOS Converted To Electric!
Elusive Ionpod Relisted For Sale
The Elusive Ionpod Is Almost Listed Again
More About the Ionpod
Super Electric ELOS
First Electric ELOS Skateboard In America
Electric ELOS Clone Ionpod Is Now MIA
Hub Motor Truck For Electric ELOS DIY Mod Available
Bad News From Johnny In Taiwan About Electric ELOS!
Video: Assembling An Electric ELOS
Electric ELOS Now Available Outside Taiwan (Not From Johnny)
Reference: I Found The Truck/Kit Johnny From Taiwan Uses
Hexa-Wheeled Electric ELOS Ride Videos
Hexa-Wheeled Electric ELOS!
In California? Try An ELOS Kick Skateboard For Free!
DIY Electric ELOS Review Now With English Subtitles
DIY Electric ELOS Gets Reviewed, But It’s All In Chinese!
Johnny’s Excellent Electric Belt-Drive ELOS Adventure
Ionboard — And Ionpod — Now Has A Website
The Ionpod Electric Skateboard. Grrrrr…
Johnny In Taiwan Gets Ten More ELOS
Electric ELOS Clone Ionegg Renamed To Ionpod
First Electric ELOS Clone: The Ionegg
Uh-Oh. That Electric ELOS In America? It Could Be A CLONE!
First Electric ELOS Spotted In America
ELOS Black Friday Special
ELOS Mad Scientist Interlude
Speed Of The Converted Belt Drive Electric ELOS
WHOA! Electric ELOS With Belt Drive!
New Hub Motor For Electric ELOS?
Skip The Penny Board. Get An ELOS.
ELOS: Don’t Miss This Opportunity!
Reference For A DIY Elos Electric Skateboard
DIY Electric Elos Skateboard
The In-Progress Eon eSkateboard Kit
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