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Posted In Events by admin Wednesday, July 03, 2013

BA.KU. Bowl Jam

The demons are coming out for the BA.KU. Bowl Jam following Friday's events at the Whistler dowhill race.  Gullwing Truck Co. and The Sk8 Cave have summoned Deer Man of Dark Woods and Depth Leviathan Dweller to judge the mayhem. Slash on.

Posted In New Music Tuesday by admin Tuesday, July 02, 2013

New Music Tuesday #29: Kut-U-Up

Our good friends and one of North County San Diego’s loudest indie rock bands, Kut-U-Up, is back with a new EP.  'Worse Than Wolves' is their first release in a few years and we couldn’t be happier.  Make sure you pick this one up now, because you never know with these guys…..

iTunes + Limited Edition Vinyl here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/worse-than-wolves-ep/id662186604

                                   

Posted In Art by admin Monday, July 01, 2013

Nate Reifke is a Hippie

While hidden away in the Sierra Nevadas our good friend and phenomenal artist, Nate Reifke has been busy. Over the past year he created a one-of-a-kind art project for 12 lucky recipients. Here's some of what you missed, but see more of his back mountain scribblings here: http://natereifke.blogspot.com/?view=flipcard

   

Posted In Events by admin Friday, June 28, 2013

Reliving Angie's Curves

Last weekend Sector 9 Skateboards, in association with the Ian Tilmann Foundation, took advantage of International Go skateboarding Day to kick-off the inaugural Angie’s Curves race, set in beautiful Pala, California. The course was immaculate, but not to be out done by the amazing valley views from the top of the course where spectators could see 90% of the race track and the action. Angie’s Curves is a certified event on the International Downhill Federation’s pro circuit and set the precedent for all other races to come. The race was a three day event that started on Friday, June 21st with practice runs for all riders in competition. It was clear from day one that Angie’s Curves would provide one of the fastest, most challenging, and strategically demanding courses to date. All of the riders agreed and embraced the challenge to come. The day ended with staff and competitors leaving the hill and heading back to the campground on Lake Henshaw. A performance stage set up in the middle of the campsite for Sector 9 Rock Team favorites Low Volts and Blackout Party to rage on throughout the night. The downhill family was strong as riders exchanged stories and strategies over some cold beverages and great music!

Day two kicked off early in the morning with all of the riders eager to get out on the hill and start shaving seconds off their times. It was a hot day out on the course and the riding was even hotter! Time trials for all three divisions ran exceptionally smooth throughout most of the day with minimal crashes and few minor injuries. At mid-day there was a break for the riders and event staff to enjoy some tasty Wahoo’s tacos and gear up on any Sector 9, Gullwing, or RAD equipment they may have needed. At the end of the day the top 10 fastest times from each division were matched up in a time-trial shootout for $1000. Day 2 ended with the Gullwing Team invading and taking over the Pala Skate Park for the Gullwing Death Race. Anyone who was not too tired or broke off from the day’s heats was invited to participate in the coned-off speed run through the concrete bowl. After the Death Race everyone headed back to the campsite for a mellow night in preparation for the semis and finals. Pre-race superstitions were in the air…

Day three again started bright and early with an intense, focused attitude from everyone to riders, staff, and the many spectators that made their way out to this amazing venue. With the seeding complete and the heat draws set, everyone was excited for the race to start. The heats were extremely competitive with everyone leaving it all out on the pavement. Technical drifting and speed control was a must on the top of the hill while speeds then hit 60+ MPH through the chicane; the fastest part of the course. The finals came down to Sector 9 riders Ricardo Reis and Chance Gaul, as well as Arbor riders James Kelly, and Duke Degen. James Kelly ended up claiming victory with the fastest time of 1:50.404. Duke Degen took 2nd and Ricardo Reis came in 3rd.

Angie’s Curves lived up to their reputation and set the bar for all other races to come. A huge thanks goes out to The Ian Tillmann Foundation, Sector 9 Skateboards, Gullwing Truck Co., RAD Wheels, Paradox Grip, MuirSkate, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, all of our volunteer event staff, and of course Angie!  Also a big shout out to Louis Pilloni and Jeff Budro for making this event run as smoothly as it did! Hope to see you all out there next year!

Photo album here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151700960739596.1073741830.31312274595&type=1

Posted In Sector 9 - Downhill Division by admin Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hawaiian Skatecation

On the way back from Newton's Nation Matt Kienzle, Erik Lundberg, and James Kelly made an executive decision and stopped off in Hawaii to hang with Ethan Lau for a few days.  Tropical hideouts, jungles roads, and plenty of good Hawaiian vibes; we are surprised they ever left!

Posted In Events by admin Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sun Diego Am Slam 2013

The Sun Diego Am Slam is back and the prize purse keeps getting bigger.  Enjoy a day at the beach with all of your favorite brands and local skaters, see you Saturday!

Posted In Events by admin Friday, June 21, 2013

Angie's Curves Today!

We hope that you all enjoyed a nice day on four wheels... but the fun isn't over yet. Come witness the high speed mayhem that will be Angie's Curves this weekend!

Posted In Photographers by admin Friday, June 21, 2013

UT Tours The 9

RJ Baltazar blasts a frontside air over the hip for Union Tribune photographer KC Alfred.  Follow along with the photographic tour here: http://www.utsandiego.com/photos/2013/jun/09/1041742/

Posted In Events by admin Thursday, June 20, 2013

I Love Downhill - Part Deux

If you're not going to be on the west coast this weekend for Angie's Curves then lurk your way out to Windham Mountain for the I Love Downhill Race in New York. Part Trois coming soon...

Posted In Events by admin Thursday, June 20, 2013

Go Skateboarding Day is Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow in San Diego at Crown Point Park for the 8th annual Boardwalk Poker Run! Meet at 12:00 noon, skate away by 2:00, and smile by 2:01!