Sector 9 Blue Wave Lookout Dropthrough Complete Longboard Skateboard, 9.6-Inch x 42.0-Inch

84.575

Durability

8/10

    Weight

    9/10

      Appearance

      9/10

        Stability

        9/10

          Speed

          9/10

            Pros

            • Versatile for different riding styles
            • Long-lasting bamboo deck
            • High speed bearings
            • Aesthetics
            • Smooth ride

            Cons

            • Wheels have short lifespan

            If you’re wondering whether or not to buy the Sector 9 Blue Wave Lookout Dropthrough Longboard, then you need to read this review first. This is one of the best value longboards available in the market today. There has been a lot of hype around it, and fortunately, it lives up to its reputation. It is designed to meet the consumer’s needs for both male and female riders aged between about 13 and 25 years old.

            100% Renewable Bamboo
            If you have read up on bamboo boards and their benefits, you know why this is a big deal. Bamboo offers the best of great strength and flexibility. Bamboo decks can bend to great angles and still remain intact. This board features renewable bamboo as its primary construction material, making it quite strong and rigid and at the same time flexible enough to allow you to jump on it without breaking and even perform stunts if you so wish. When you are riding on rough terrain, one with stones, cracks, and bumps, you can be assured that this longboard will absorb most of the shocks created, giving you more control and keeping you safe from injury and painful falls.

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            5 Ply Vertically Laminated Bamboo
            Designers of this one of a kind board were on a roll. Using bamboo, one of the strongest materials wasn’t enough. They went one step further and vertically laminated the different plies. With this additional safety feature, the strength is reinforced to ensure safety and a smooth ride.

            Blue Wave Graphics
            The design alone is enough to have a young adult drooling over the board. But hey, as we have already established, the designers of this product were on a whole different level during manufacture. To the attractive design, they added cool graphics that totally scream “teenage”, hence making it captivating to most millennials. The blue color scheme perfectly blends with the wheels. Couple this with its performance, and you have yourself a winning longboard that ticks all the right boxes.

            Versatile Riding Style
            While it may look in many ways similar to any other longboard, it has a fair share of differences. One of the most notable differences between the two is the ability to perform stunts and tricks, as well as cruise on it.

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            PDP Bearings and 74mm Nine-Nall Wheels
            As it is the case with any machine, the speed a machine can travel is affected by the nature of its wheels. This board is designed for speed. As such, it comes with killer wheels that ensure you can get up plenty of speed while cruising.

            The downside of these wheels is that they are prone to breaks and chips after constant use. You will at some point be required to invest in some replacement wheels, which can be bought quite cheaply from Amazon.

            But what good are great wheels if they are not properly secured to the body of the machine? This Sector 9 features high-quality Abec 5 PDP bearings and 1.5” steel bolts. It also features 10” Gullwing Charger trucks to further enhance its functionality and performance.

            Conclusion
            It is not every day that we come across a sporting product that has the perfect combination of performance, design, and safety. So when you do come across one, you should seize the golden opportunity and make the best of it while it is still available. They say, opportunity only knocks once on every man’s door!

            The unique features of this board have carved out a niche for it among the top leagues. Its speed, durability, and safety are some of the most desirable features for anyone looking to get into longboarding or even a professional who has been at it for quite some time.

            Quick tip to remember, always have a helmet on when you go out longboarding – better safe than sorry.

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            4 Comments

            • Rod said:
              August 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm

              Durability

              8.00

              Weight

              8.10

              Appearance

              8.80

              Stability

              8.70

              Speed

              8.60

              Oh My God I love this Sector 9. It is my second longboard and it rides like it is on rails, and it’s so smooth and comfortable. I only wish this had been my first board because it would be a piece of cake to learn on. Really versatile too!

            • NY Steve said:
              August 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

              Durability

              8.10

              Weight

              8.70

              Appearance

              8.30

              Stability

              8.40

              Speed

              8.90

              This is my first board so I don’t have that much to compare it to, however, I really like it. I’m not THAT well co-ordinated, but I find it so easy to ride. I think it’s worth spending a few extra dollars to get a brand name board like this, rather than a Quest or Atom.

            • CJ said:
              August 8, 2016 at 10:25 pm

              Durability

              7.30

              Weight

              7.70

              Appearance

              7.70

              Stability

              7.70

              Speed

              8.10

              Good for cruising around college and going to and from home. Nice smooth ride and seems durable so far. Got a few dinks from bumping into things, but nothing to get sweated up about.

            • Jen said:
              August 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm

              Durability

              8.20

              Weight

              7.50

              Appearance

              7.80

              Stability

              7.80

              Speed

              8.10

              Lovely longboard to ride. Handles like a dream. The bearing are already quite good, but I upgraded them anyway so I could be more speedy. I have recommended this board to my friends.

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