Another popular offering from the dominant brand name Sector 9, is the Sector 9 Cosmos board. With detailed graphics from a renowned artist and a pintail shape, this board is Sector 9’s answer to the popular Quest Pintail.
The Sector 9 Cosmos resembles the Quest Pintail greatly with a similar top mount system for trucks and aerodynamic shape. It does, however, bear the Sector 9 mark of quality with its high-quality components including 9” Gullwing charger trucks and special 65mm Top Shelf Nineball wheels.
While the trucks are standard for a board of this size, the wheels are a great addition, costing an additional approx $30 if bought separately. The reason the Sector 9 Nineball wheels cost so much is because they are such high-quality wheels. They are one of the best longboard wheels for all around riding.
The Sector 9 Cosmo’s also uses PDP bearings and comes with Sector 9 grip tape to help riders keep their feet secure on the board. Instead of using the standard bearings, Review Longboards would recommend the Red Bones bearings. For approx $15 dollars more, these bearings will keep your wheels spinning almost forever.
With the traditional top mount on the Sector 9 Cosmos, the crew at Review Longboards expected a simple cruiser ideal for small trips with lots of curves. However, we underestimated this board. The Sector 9 Cosmo not only improves on the riding offered by the Quest and Atom Pintails but also functions as one of the best cruising boards we’ve seen.
This board excelled at down hills and was able to take tight corners at speed easily. At its core, the Sector 9 Cosmos is still a carving machine. This board responds instantly to riders as they shift their weight to take sharp curves. In really tight corners, the Sector 9 Nineball wheels and grip tape come into play with helping riders keep control of the board.
Cruising on the Sector 9 Cosmos was simple and fun. With the board’s short deck length, each pump took the board farther than expected and the wheels were excellent at absorbing the vibrations from the street.
One thing that Review Longboards would not recommend with the Sector 9 Cosmos is trying to slide on it. While it is certainly possible, the top mounted trucks give the longboard a high center of gravity making slides harder.
The Sector 9 Cosmos is primarily a cruiser and carving board. If you want to slide, Review Longboards recommends the Sector 9 Mini Shaka or the Atom Drop Deck Longboard, both hugely popular longboards for learning to slide easily.
Sector 9’s answer to the hugely popular Quest pintail is in and it certainly reminds us why Sector 9 is a leading longboard brand. With Sector 9 Nineball wheels, quality trucks, and special grip tape, the Sector 9 Cosmos excels at carving around corners and can still pick up some speed going down hills.
This board is great if you like to cruise and carve down streets while still experimenting with bombing hills. Check below for our overall rating and the lowest price!