The Highline Complete is part of the Fundamentals series of skateboards from Sector 9. The boards in this series are not only for beginners but experienced riders as well.
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The 2016 Fundamentals series offers a variety of different boards such as the Sharkbite, Cyclone, Swellhound and Highline. Each is built for different styles of skateboarding with the Highline Complete being the only pintail design in the series.
This longboard is shorter than most, which allows for greater speed when carving. However, this board is also great for cruising around town or on a school campus.
The Highline Complete is 34.5 inches long and 8 inches wide at its widest point with a wheelbase of 23.5 inches. The pintail shape of the board gives the rider a comfortable, easy feeling while cruising around.
The board is constructed with 7 ply maple, which allows for good bounce and flexibility to absorb vibrations. It also has a taco mold construction giving the board a bit of a concave look and feel. These boards come in either green, orange or blue.
The trucks are 8-inch Gullwing Mission trucks, and the extra height allows for good responsiveness when turning. It comes with ABEC 5 grease ball bearings, so you may want to consider upgrading those to Red Bones Bearings for a smoother ride.
The wheels are 64mm 78A Nine ball wheels that come in varying colors. The 78A wheels allow for good grip and roll speed, which will allow you to ride over small rocks and rough pavement.
The Highline Complete also comes with erg grip tape giving the rider more stability atop the board.
Riding the Sector 9 Highline Complete
The Highline Complete was built to give you a smooth ride, and Sector 9 definitely hit their mark with this one. As you can see from the video below, this board gives you a comfortable ride that makes you feel like you are gliding.
This longboard is best used for cruising around with friends or at school. It gives you that effortless ride but is still capable of getting you places in a hurry. The extra height of the trucks and the added wheel wells also make this a great longboard for carving.
The Sector 9 Highline is very responsive, making turns much easier than most longboards. This is especially nice when riding around downtown or where there are a lot of curbs.
The softness of the wheels gives you a smooth ride across just about any road or crack that you will encounter, and it’s hard to even recognize bumps because of the 7 ply maple construction.
Another great thing about the Sector 9 Highline is that it is very light for a cruiser board. This makes it much easier for carrying and makes pushing it around effortless.
Who Should buy the Sector 9 Highline?
The great thing about the Highline Complete skateboard is that it not only gives you the ability to go fast and ride around with your friends, it’s also a great board to use for transportation around town or at school.
That opens this board up to be available to almost anyone, but the ideal buyer should be someone who is looking for a nice, easy longboard to ride around on with friends.