The Sector 9 Shoots complete skateboard is Sector 9’s attempt to make a novel hybrid longboard and skateboard. As such, this board is shorter than typical longboards with a total length of 33.5” and a width of 23.5”.
Don’t let the length deter you, though, on this board, it actually functions as an advantage. Besides being ideal for shorter or smaller riders, the length also allows for greater maneuverability than expected of more traditional longboards.
Another aspect that aids in the control of the board is the construction of the deck. The deck is made out of 5 ply bamboo which gives the board enough flex to give the rider a feel for the board.
The material is also lightweight enough that carrying this board around from place to place is easy and light on the arms. To sweeten this entire package is the fact that it comes with quality Sector 9 wheels on the board already.
Riding this board is interesting, to say the least. While it doesn’t go as fast as longer boards, it functions perfectly for its length. The Sector 9 Shoots board is easily able to transition from turn to turn while gliding down hills and through neighborhoods.
It’s the perfect board for short and fun rides. Due to the high center of gravity and short length, the only thing this board is unable to do is slides. And if you are looking for a board that excels at slides perhaps check out the Yocaher Drop Down Longboard.
With the short length, high-quality components, and excellence at carving and turning, the Sector 9 Shoots is a steal for the price. With the length and the bamboo deck, ultimately this board should be recommended to smaller and lighter riders.
It would function as the perfect gift for kids or teenagers going off to college. They will be able to take full advantage of this board’s excellent capabilities.
Also, make sure to stay safe when you’re out there riding. Review Longboards has researched all of the safety equipment on the market and wrote an article detailing the best safety equipment for the price.