As we begin 2018, it’s quite humbling for us to actually be celebrating our Silver Anniversary. From the very beginning, we’ve never taken ourselves too seriously, and the idea of Sector 9 still producing high-quality skateboards and bringing excitement into rider’s lives, 25 years later, actually makes us laugh a little!
The 9-Ball was born in a La Jolla backyard, and slowly began rolling - first from coast to coast, then from continent to continent. Like most long journeys, ours has been filled with a number of road-blocks, breakdowns, wrong turns, mistakes, jump-starts, peaks, valleys, backseat drivers, victories, defeats and occasional periods of smooth sailing on the open road.
Along the way, we’ve also met quite the cast of characters! In the early days, it seemed like we had more hecklers than we did fans, as people didn’t quite know what to make of the longer skateboards that were ‘Built for Surfers, by Surfers’. Slowly, our following grew and grew and our families, employees, friends, followers, believers and customers all became simply known as ‘9’ers’.
Today, we are very much aware that the simple reason we’ve been able to persevere over the long course of this journey is because of our people – YOU, the 9’ers, worldwide. Make no mistake, it’s an understatement for us to say we absolutely couldn’t have done it without you!
We are forever grateful for the 25 years of blood, sweat and tears our employees have put into each and everything they’ve done for Sector 9, for the skin our team riders have left on the pavement while helping us develop the most reliable skateboards on the market, for our customers all over the world who never stopped believing in us, and for that incredible feeling we still get each and every time we step on one of our boards and start riding.
Over the course of 2018, we’d be honored if you took a few moments to raise a glass and join our celebration………….and if you don’t have time for that, then just grab one of our boards, head to your local hill or park, and let it rip, 9’er!
From all of us here at Sector 9, THANK YOU for the last 25 Years, and we look forward to skating with you for many more!