Returning back to the island getaway for a lucky 3rd year meant that the Downhill Division had one thing on their mind... win everything! The competition was fierce, the party was legendary, and when the dust settled local bomber AJ Haiby had claimed the crown! Congrats to all of the riders who made the journey and raced their wheels off!
The Downhill Division invaded The Catalina Island Classic winning the race over 128 of the world's best downhill skateboarders. Follow the Sector 9 team down the race course on this tight technical track as Chance Gaul and Ethan Lau lead the pack. Congratulations to A.J. Haiby on the win! Full video coming soon...
Out on Catalina island the Downhill Division leathers could be seen scattered over the race course all weekend. In nearly every heat there was at least one 9-ball going fast for the black and yellow. When it was all said and done, San Diego native AJ Haiby, stood on top of the podium $4000 richer. This is his 2nd win a month, look out for a lot more from AJ as race season continues.
With the Australian summer coming to a close Chad Gibson and the crew from Animal House Reference have been exploring, filming, and skating as much as they can. Gibbo nails a flowy raw run then cools off with some cliff jumping.
The Brazilian skateboard magazine, CRVIS3R, just released a comprehensive interview with our favorite team manager, photographer, videographer, team rider, and all-around awesome dude; Jeff Budro. Read the full article and magazine here, or if you don't speak Portuguese just ooh and ahh at his killer photo feature: http://issuu.com/crvis3rskateboarding/docs/crvis3r10
Posted In Sector 9 - Downhill Division by admin Wednesday, April 23, 2014
With the expansion of the ShredThane line comes the 71mm Slick Shoes. For smooth predictable slides without the need for high speeds, the Slick Shoes fit the bill. Skate[Slate] grabbed a few sets over the weekend and put them through the motions, see what they had to say about the wheels here: http://www.skateslate.com/blog/2014/04/21/review-sector-9-slick-shoes/
Did the Easter Bunny forget to hide the eggs this year? Well that's because he was out smashing the hills!
The MuirSkate Downhill Disco is getting bigger each year and the tricks are following suit! Chance Gaul stomps a clean run with big tricks while Michelle Steilen mixes it up for the Niners by bringing her 8 wheel style to the course.