If you are looking for a surfskate longboard, put this one high on your list, we'll tell you why.
A surfskate board is one that mimics surfing, easy to carve and are heaps of fun to skate. To make this possible the trucks are especially designed to turn tight. Sector Nine surfskate truck is the Gullwing Sidewinder. The problem all surfskate boards have is height. To make turny trucks with big wheels you need to raise the height of the truck so there is no wheelbite on the deck. Sector Nine have solved this problem with the Shoots longboard by dropping thru the trucks. This means the trucks are mounted on top of the deck and go thru the deck, thus lowering the height and making this surfskate the same height as a normal longboard! Clever right?
Besides it good looks, this longboard performs. The 100% Bamboo construction is durable and lightweight. It flexes in the right way in a tight carve that makes changing direction effortless. The board excels in pushing and carving. The loose trucks does not make it good for high speed or freeriding. However the trucks do make slowing down on hills easy. If you have the whole road, you can use the trucks to carve into the hill, that shaves off speed, makes going down a steep hill safely. It takes some practice, but you be carving off speed on scary hills in no time.
This board is good for beginners or people getting back into skating. There is no need to adjust trucks, buy bushings or play around with settings. Almost anyone can learn to push and carve around on this longboard. The surfskate trucks make the lean to carve very easy.
One of the best features is the deck length. 33.5 inches long, it is a mini longboard, perfect for commuting, easy to carry, but the wheels are full size so you get all the benefits of a longboard, in a compact size.
This is our favourite surfskate longboard by Sector 9.
9.0” Gullwing Sidewinder II Trucks
69mm 78a Nineballs
ABEC 5 Greaseball Bearings
1.125” Truss Head Steel Bolts
5 Ply Bamboo
Caramelized Bamboo Top and Bottom Plies
White Dipped Tail