Email from Jackson: Gabe and Api just copped the gnarliest fine I've ever seen for skateboarding. We were cruising down to the waterfront to grab some coffee and breakfast this morning, and on the way back we started to cross this extremely quiet road to get over to the other footpath. There were no other cars in sight as we crossed the road. About half-way across the road we heard a siren blaring so we crossed as quickly as we can to let any emergency vehicles go past, and then turned around to see an undercover cop car pull up and start having a go. The copper gets out of his car and says "Are you guys looking to get killed or something?" To which we replied, while looking around at the empty street, "What are you talking about? we are just crossing the road, not doing anything wrong". He then proceeded to tell us we were skating recklessly all over the road in front of many cars. I told the copper I was riding on the footpath and he said I'm all good, but then asked for identification from both Gabe and Api. After taking details he then hopped in his car and went through his handbook to find what he could get the boys with. After about 20 mins he got out and handed fines to Api and Gabe for $750 titled "Adult used skateboard recklessly on a road" By far the most ridiculous fine ever in the world.
Sector Nine Lacey review by Gabe Gywnne Lacey, She’s got beautiful curves to lock you in, amazing rails to lean on when your gripping through corners and a big, fat, rounded booty for throwing out big standup slides going quick. The brainchild of Evran Ozan [LBDR!] who is one of the riders on the Sector 9 Downhill Division. Lacey is designed for going fast and getting sideways, FAST. The tight, pointy nose is the perfect shape for your front foot when your in tuck, hauling down a mountain road. Then, as soon as you need to throw down a slide for the hairpin coming up you have a fat, solid foot platform at the back of the board. Meaning you can get your right foot right over your rear truck for the control you need throwing down standup slides when your hauling ass. The smooth, mellow [but surprisingly locked-in] concave also means that dancing on your downhill board is a dream, steeze out some cross-steps on your speedboard! The rounded rails are perfect for locking your back foot on toeside slides. The lack of a w-cave means you use the rails more than the concave for your rear foot. I wrap my griptape all the way around the rails for a bit more grip. You can also sand down the rails slightly, making similar to the rails of the Landyachtz 925. You might have some wheelbite issues running 42 degree trucks with 70mm and bigger wheels. You can use some riser pads to solve this issue or sand/hack away a bit of the wheel well to make it deeper. I run 50s on my Lacey with a venom eliminator boardside and a venom barrel roadside and only get a tiny bit of wheelbite when turning extremely hard with wheels over 74mm. Lacey, from the Sector 9 Downhill Division, you know you want to ride her. Jackson Shapeira's no footbrake, no sliding, ballsy, hawl arse run down Mount Panorama on the Lacey. Jacko in Newtons