The Shameless Plagiarist


Bill Gordon has more boards than the Sexway X1-Pro? Yes, fuckos—a few others in fact—but none that deserved to see the light of day before. But all that has changed thanks to a gentleman with a delightfully firm pair of buttocks.

You see, instead of manning up and doing all the work myself, I threw a pile of parts and dickspurts of money at @linny, and after he made me do a few other things I don’t want to talk about, he agreed to take it on.

The parts:

  • A TB40 V1 deck donated by the Derelict Robot Home for Unwed Boys.
  • A barely-used Haggyboard drivetrain with Bergs/Clevers and 6364 motors
  • A pair of TB6 vescs provided by Wandagoner Latex Insertables, Inc.
  • A 12s4p p42a battery with LLT BMS

I even made Linny do all the photography LIKE A BOSS.

Starting with the deck:

I always liked the TB40 series because it reminded me of the Hummie (one of the things on my esk8 parts bucket list), so when the formless, gelatinous mass we like to call Andrew offered to send me one he had lying around, I accepted his offer with open legs.

It came in pristine condition, but after talking to some other folks about this version (there’s also a V2 version that incorporated a few needed changes), I discovered the V1 has a tendency to split at the mounting holes like this:

My original thought was to use some resin blocks to strengthen the area, but this was kindly exposed by some esk8 frens to be a terrible idea that made no sense. Shame, because I loved the look of the red resin blocks Linny crafted for it:

Test fit:

After consulting with Linny on a better solution that will hold up in the long run, we determined that the drop through couldn’t be saved, so we committed to top mounting and filling in the gap. (We also filled in your mom’s gap. Burn.)

To accomplish this, Linny cut up a bunch of fiberglass and mixed it with resin to create a permanent fill that should last the 5-6 years I have left on this earth:

Prep photos:

Cloth cut:

Linny even found a way to incorporate the resin blocks I still loved like so:

The fill looks to have done the trick, and there’s even a cool swirl that resulted:

No material was wasted, as Linny used the remaining glass and resin material to make himself a Justin Beiber fleshlight.

Then it was time to tackle the enclosure. First. Linny sprayed it with some fine bedliner, which in addition to looking great, added a little firmness to the borderline flimsy stock enclosure.



Linny also took this opportunity to print and bedliner an awesome loop key solution designed and kindly shared by the one and only @glyphiks :

Since we were going with a 12s4p 21700 pack instead of the 18650 the deck was designed for, the deck also needed to be carefully widened to accommodate the battery. Linny used a router to shave the bare minimum needed to get the battery sitting pretty and snugly.

The battery itself is nothing special, but built to full 2022 standards and paired with an LLT BMS.

Mounting the enclosure was also a bit trickier than we thought originally. The V1 TB40 came with the inserts already in the deck, but the sizing relationship between the hole and insert (I have the same problem with @glyphiks) was not ideal. So a few of them spun and one fell out completely.

So Linny broke out the JB Weld and got that shit sorted once and for all:

Now it was time for bedliner and paint. Linny carefully covered up the resin plates and gave it a thorough spray down, not too dissimilar from the techniques we use at our Golder Shower Get-Togethers:

Once the bedliner was down and dry, it was time to paint this bitch a nice shade of red:

For the ends, we contrasted with a black background to let the resin plates shine like a diamond:

Then it was time to get the FreeSK8 logo laid down:

From this point, it was a simple matter of bolting on the already-intact drivetrain and setting up the pair of TB6 @wandagoner hooked me up with, and this baby is ready to ride on over to your sister’s place!

So a huge fucking round of applause for @Linny for all his excellent craftsmanship and hard work! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out:

I’ll now take a few questions from the audience:

Q: (from deckoz) So did you do anything on this build, you oozing penis lesion?

A: Yes. I made the battery (under the supervision of the stern taskmaster known as Linny).

Q: (From Marcel) How do you keep your famously long and thick penis from getting tangled in the belts?

A: I wrap it around my head like a turban.

Q: (From too many to count) Fuck you. I hate you. I hope you die.

A: That’s fair. I’m also not a fan of me.


Well. This was worth the wait :rofl:

Definitely one of the most entertaining build threads I’ve seen.

Congrats on a great job boys!


Those resin plates are incredible :o
Also great work on your custom pack! Looks great dude.
Now lets see some ride footage :slight_smile:


:see_no_evil: Does it exist?


Does @BillGordon even exist?
i guess well never know