A VESC is the perfect ESC for DIY electric skateboards. It's very flexible and reliable when configured and used properly.
If you want to know more about it, here is a list of different guides to help you understand what it is and how it works.
ESC - Electronic Speed Controller
What's an ESC and what's its role ?
VESC - Vedder's open source ESC
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Programming your VESC
Learn how to setup your VESC using the VESC Tool
VESC Log Chart Generator
Using the VESC Monitor android app ? Check our chart generator for you recorded VESC data.