Sector9 Hawaiian

Posted: 2019-03-29 in Gear Reviews
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It’s huge, it’s something to get used to, but it’s AWESOME!

 

Longboard Review

How long have you ridden the board

6 months

What is your setup like?

Bennett 6.0’s, Sector9 Butterballs

Typical Session Discipline

Freeride, drifting, sliding

How much did you pay?

$70

Where did you purchase it?

Craigslist

What were the strengths of the deck.

Nose and tail are perfectly, comfortably functional. The deck is solid as hell, but the nose and tail chip easily, and the graphic is not durable.

What were the weaknesses?

Nose and tail chip easily. It’s only drilled new-school, so you’ve gotta add your own holes if you want to run any kind of old-school truck.

Similar decks you have ridden?

For what I use the board for, the Earthwing 38″ Drifter is the same. Otherwise, the S9 Cloud Nine, Arbor Blunt, and Earthwing Hightailer are fairly similar.

Would you recommend it?

Yes
More brand crossover here:  This board was pressed at Watson Laminates, which you might remember from my Earthwing Drifter review, and was made in a fairly common mold, so it was rumored to have the same concave, nose, and tail as a few other 44″ doublekick boards on the market, including the Earthwing Hightailer and the Arbor Blunt.  I freaked some kids out when I took this board to a slide jam; the Bennett Trucks are tall and turny, and at least 2 of the kids who tried to ride it fell off immediately.  And, per my Other Gear post a few days ago, this board, as it was a Sector9 product, was not actively listed on the Silverfish review section.  Instead, they had a section for old gear from defunct or inactive companies.

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