Sector 9 Fractal Longboard Review

Sector 9 Fractal Complete Skateboard, 9.0 x 36.0-Inch

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Sector 9 Fractal Complete Skateboard, 9.0 x 36.0-Inch
8.66

Design

10/10

    Materials

    9/10

      Stability

      9/10

        Control

        9/10

          Speed

          7/10

            Pros

            • Great maneuverability
            • Relatively cheap
            • Fantastic design
            • Hardy construction

            Cons

            • Ships with average bearings

            The Sector 9 Fractal longboard is easily recognizable by the stunning graphics on its deck. You are definitely going to turn a few heads if you are riding this board out and about town. Apart from its stunning visuals, you will also notice its pintail deck that has been built out of 8-ply maple deck. The trucks of the deck are a drop-through. The drop through trucks will offer you extra stability when you are cruising with the longboard at high speeds.

            The deck of the longboard also contains cutouts at the back as well as the front. These are not just for aesthetic purposes. They also perform an important function in preventing wheel bite. As the name suggests, wheel bite occurs the wheels scratch the surface of the deck especially if you are making sharp turns with the longboards. The cutout design in the Sector 9 Fractal longboard will ensure that the wheel bite phenomenon is completely eliminated.

            The trucks of the Sector 9 Fractal longboard will come standard with a 9” Gullwing Sidewinder along with Sector 9 wheels with a hardness of 78a and diameter of 69mm. Because these are part of the package and at an affordable price, the price for the Sector Fractal board is simply hard to beat.

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            Design

            Sector 9 Fractal LongboardThe Sector 9 Fractal Longboard looks as great as it rides.  You can tell the level of quality that was put into this board, from its tail all the way to its tip. Designed from 8 ply cold pressed maple, this board is strong and its unique deck design makes it beautiful. With imagery of the inside of a wave, the design hails back to the longboards origins and gives the rider the sense of surfing on the streets like one would surf the waves. This durable board can also handle extreme obstacles, all with damage to itself or its rider.  You don’t have to worry about losing control with this board, the drop through design gives the rider absolute control of the board and still the ability to make tight curves. The 36-inch deck is made to give a smooth ride for longer distances.

            This board is maneuverable as well; the size and style give the beginning rider the chance to learn on a board that is more forgiving while giving the expert rider precisely what they would expect from this combination; speed and control. Perfect if you want to get into downhill longboarding, you can slide down the steepest hills with this board and not lose your footing.

            As said before, though, this board has also crossed over into a commuter board, its low profile and easy to push design making it great for long distances and traveling on streets where you have to move around the crowds. The turning radius on this board is great, and will help to avoid any urban obstacle you may face on your way to where you need to go.

            Materials

            The Sector 9 Fractal longboard is made from an 8-ply maple and has a CNC drop-through mounting. It comes with PDP ABEC 5 bearings along with 9” Gullwing trucks.  The wheels are made from polyurethane and have a 78a hardness.

            The hardware of this longboard comprises the following:-

            ABEC-5 Bearings

            Sector 9 Fractal LongboardThe bearings on this board come in at a 5, meaning that they are average and perform equally in the fields of precision and speed.  This makes this perfect for a beginner, as you can determine what you need more of as you learn, and starting on the middle ground gives you more chance to grow. Do remember that just because a bearing is rated for speed, that does not mean that I will make the wheels spin faster, that is up to the rest of the set up as well as the bearings.

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            Gullwing 9 inch Sidewinder Trucks

            These trucks are 9 inches long, giving sufficient space between the board and the wheels. They are also low riding truck, giving a low center of gravity to the rider that offers increased control and stability.

            Sector 9 69mm-78a  wheels

            Sector 9 Fractal LongboardThere is almost no other part of the hardware set up that is more important than your wheels. Wheels are what touch the ground and determine your speed and how well you grip the road.  All skateboard wheels are made of polyurethane and measured based on their diameter and hardness. Diameter determines how fast they can spin and hardness determines how much drag or grip they will have on the road.

            These are mid range wheels, meaning that they will work well for both speed and commuting.  A 70mm wheel performs equal levels of speed and acceleration, while the 78a hardness gives both equal drag and grip. Perfect for learning what you need as a beginner.

            Stability

            The Sector 9 Fractal Longboard is a balanced board; its construction from maple that has been cold pressed into its form offers a balanced and sturdy base to work with. This board comes with a weight limit of 175lbs. 

            Control

            You should have no problem controlling this board, thanks to its low center of gravity and drop through design. Even when careening down steep hills and making tight turns this board will offer better-quality control to its rider.

            Speed

            No doubt about it, this board was made for the fast life. It comes with all the hardware needed to start racing, and there is no much you would need to replace or adjust to get it to competitive speeds.

            Durability

            Everything that went on this board was designed to make it last. It is made from a hardy wood and has trucks that will offer extreme levels of support. This board was designed so that you can expect years of use out of it.

            The Sector 9 Fractal longboard will not disappoint. If you need speed, you will get it with this longboard. It performs exceptionally well as you make every turn, including on the tightest of turns. The longboard also has incredible stability throughout. This longboard is perfect for all types of riders ranging from the beginners to the more experienced riders.

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            Summary
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            Sector 9 Fractal Longboard
            Author Rating
            5