The season is starting up, the sun is coming out and skaters and new products are coming out to play. Here’s a look at some bad ass new gear we’ve got kicking around the shop!
Sector 9 Skiddles and Slick Shoes:
Sector 9 has come out with some new freeride wheels to stoke out the kiddies, Skiddles and Slick Shoes. Both a small contact patch (29/30mm), almost sideset and round lipped, you get a fun and slidey package. Combine that with pre-broken in, sugary urethane, you get epic thane lines and smooth slides all day. And yes, they do thane the color of the wheel. One of the cooler molds of wheels released and they are completely optimized for slide jam steeze. You’ll be seeing them all over the slopestyle circuit this year.
Blood Orange Liam Morgan Pro Series:
Liam Morgan has collaborated with Blood Orange to create a new line of wheels! They’ve got three different sizes and packages to accommodate your setup and style of riding. They are all 82a and are going to give you a glidey and slidey fun time. 60mm are a great smaller wheel to bust tons of slides or hold out some fatties. Plus, they’ll fit on any setup wheelbite free. 65mm will offer the in-between package to still fit on your topmounts, but still get you more urethane to shred through. With the 70mm, you get maximum urethane, a bit larger package, which will kill a little more speed and get you more roll speed out of the wheel. Any of them are great choices for people looking to do tons of sliding!
Sector 9 Rocker:
Sector 9 also has a new symmetrical topmount, the Rocker. Its got a half-inch of rocker and some radial concave to make the topmount platform exceptionally comfortable. The rocker dips down and combines with the concave so you have rad indicators to put your feet and lock in for sliding, tucking or just cruising around. There’s flushmounting to get you a little closer to the ground and to give you more leverage over your wheels with a little bit more stability as well. It’s also made of wood and two layers of tri-axial fiberglass to give you extra strength and rigidity. For an all inclusive topmount, the Rocker fits the bill and adds extra comfort to get you stoked!
Sector 9 Gasket Knee Pads:
Sector 9 has changed the game on safety gear with their new Gasket kneepads! They’ve got a hard cap kneepad that’s removable, and when that is done, they are still a fully functional soft pair of kneepads (like g-forms or exo-skins). This is nice for those who are raging more dangerous stuff like fast freeride, but also want the option to remove the pad so they can sit comfortably in their tuck for downhill runs. All in all, one of the best accessories a longboarder could get to stay safe.
Blood Orange Colored Grip:
Now on roll, in tons of color and with the same bad ass foot grabbing grit you are used to. Snag a few feet of either purple, neon blue, green, red or orange and get your setup pimped out and colorful today!