The Barge is elegant in it's simplicity and functionality as a downhill board. A 9-ply maple construction, rocker drop pocket, uniform riding platform, and just enough tail pop to make it a freeride dream. Riders had been custom shaping and asking for bricks like this when they came to visit the woodshop, so we figured it was warranted to add one to the line. It is great as a do-anything board, and though the features are few, they really shine in their own regard as you push the limits of downhill, freeride, or red curb sessions.
Posted In Sector 9 - Downhill Division by admin Saturday, July 18, 2015
Load em' up and ship em' out! The Sector 9 Downhill Division piled 15 guys into an RV and hit the road towards Arizona in search of deserted mountain roads. The landscape was perfect and the pack riding was legendary. Enjoy part 1 of the Downhill Division's 4-wheeled attack on Arizona!
Introducing the Sector 9 Bomber Suit, our first leather suit designed specifically for downhill skateboarding! Watch the Downhill Division take the new suits for some high speed test runs.
"Designed specifically for downhill skateboarding. Made of 100% high quality cow leather, we added strategically placed kevlar, lycra, and an accordion panel to allow for comfort and flex. The knees have a medium density foam pad and removable velcro leather patches that will allow you to add Sector 9 Replacement Caps. The inner suit consists of nylon and polyester wicking mesh, with an added spine protector pouch and inner chest pocket. Includes a hanger and carry sack. Available in S, M, L, and XL."
Jimmy Riha and Jackson Shapiera find a beauty of a road out in the California hills. It wouldn't be any fun if there wasn't anything on the line so the boys opt for the usual bet and race each other to the bottom.
San Diego native Jimmy Riha gets up close, personal, and super chatty in this latest interview on Wheelbase Mag. Check it out!
Posted In Sector 9 - Downhill Division by admin Saturday, June 06, 2015
The 2015 Catalina Classic brought skaters from all over the world out to the downhill island paradise. The Sector 9 Downhill Division rallied a few team pack runs during practice, and damn it was fun!
Posted In Sector 9 - Downhill Division by admin Monday, June 01, 2015
With the release of his Pro-Wheel, Matt Kienzle, wanted to go out and skate two of his favorite roads. We loaded up the truck and headed to the hills. While Matt makes these hills look mellow, they are not for the faint of heart. Follow along as he sugars his wheels down this steep terrain.
Thank you to the city of San Diego for repaving the hill in front of our warehouse. A regular day of work turned into an epic afternoon of skating. Sector 9 product developer Josh Rolf, team manager Louis Pilloni, and team rider Matt Kienzle, take the first runs on the fresh asphalt.