One of the biggest and best names in skateboarding came out with an awesome reissue of The Sector 9 Fractal Longboard. This extremely lightweight and flexible board makes it nice and easy to control. There are many qualities we riders look for in longboards but at the end of the day, we all want the same thing; something fun to ride. If that is the criteria by which the Sector 9 Fractal is to be judged, it more than lives up to the task.
The first thing to notice about the board is the design. Compared to most longboards on the market, these visuals really stand out. However, the main advantage this board has compared to similar boards is that it rides like a longer deck but turns like a shorter one. Going around turns is tight as ever which doesn’t take away going fast downhill. The board has a little flex and bounce to it but not enough to be that noticeable giving the rider a better feel for it. Basically, it is really easy to be comfortable with. You feel well seated and strapped in and that leads to security, almost as if the board is just an extension of yourself.
Going especially fast, you will produce some speed wobbles but a simple tightening of the bearings will get rid of that very quickly. The Fractal truly excels in cruising with an outstanding turn radius which makes it feel like concrete surfing. New riders can simply hop on and take off and experienced riders can enjoy the diversity this board offers.
In comparison to other boards, the Fractal is shorter at only 36 inches. Though it doesn’t have as much deck room as other Sector 9 boards, it is surprisingly durable. It has a wide 9 inch deck which is why its easy to be comfortable with. You can accomplish a lot using this board. The Fractal is an extremely attractive and fun longboard to own and ride. New riders and veteran riders alike will enjoy bombing hills and carving corners with ease. This board is only offered by BC Surf and Sport so hurry on down and pick one up!