Sector 9 Sandblaster Review
|Sector 9 Sandblaster||35 x 8.75||Cruising, Carving|
The Sector 9 Sandblaster has been designed to be the perfect all-around carving board. This board is just perfect for cruising through your neighborhood, around your college campus or exploring a new area. When you put your feet on this board, you can tell that it has been made to give you the maximum carving ability.
This board is not exceptionally large. It is only 35 inches long and 8.75 inches wide. Because of its compact size, the Sector 9 Sandblaster is very light. It weighs in at about 7 pounds. When you look at the board’s construction, you will see that it is made with a Maple core that is sandwiched in Fiberglas.
This means that the board is going to be stiff enough for even larger riders to feel comfortable on it. However, the fiberglass is going to give the board a little bit of bounce. It has a mild springiness to it that makes doing tricks on the board a lot easier.
Once you get comfortable on this board, you are going to want to find some medium to large sized hills to really test this board out on. You are going to feel secure on the Sector 9 Sandblaster as you take those curves on the hill because the board has a slight concave. This means that as you are turning and carving, you are not going to have to worry about your feet slipping off of the deck.
Two other features that are going to increase your carving experience is the drop through truck design and the double kingpin. Both of these design features lend themselves to easier and more enjoyable carving and cruising.
The board is designed with a flipped up nose and tail. This makes manual propelling the board a lot easier. When you take the board’s design, put it together with the Gullwing Sidewinder trucks, and then add the 69 millimeter 78 a race formula wheels, you quickly begin to see that this is a board that is designed for performance.
One of the nice things about this board is how low it sits to the ground. This is something that is especially important for beginners. Sometimes beginners who are on a board that has higher trucks or that comes equipped with risers feel as if they are too high off the ground, and they start to become uncertain of themselves.
Additionally, the higher up off the ground a board is, the more painful a fall is going to be for a beginner. A lower board means a lower center of gravity. It means that maneuvering on the board and propelling the board become a lot easier.
Many have chosen to use the Sector 9 Sandblaster as their first board. It is a perfect learning board. It is basic enough that even a novice can get the hang of it. However, it provides enough function-ability so that an individual who is transitioning from novice to intermediate riding can still have fun on it. Basically, it is the ideal all-around carving and cruising board.
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