Downhill - Downhill is like freefall; something to be experienced, not described. Downhill incorporates elements of carving, freestyle, and freeride with the main focus on the thrill of speed. Look for technical features using everything from fiberglass, to w-concave, urethane bumpers, and a plethora of materials. Get your full face helmet and pucks out, and head to the hills.
Top Mount - The classic skate mount. Trucks are mounted from the top to sit flush with the bottom of the board for that proven ride and feel (as opposed to drop-through mounts, which are mounted through the board to lower your center of gravity).
Standard - For the rider that just wants a solid plank underfoot without reactive camber or mellow rocker, the standard deck will deliver exactly what you see in the picture. A favorite for technical downhill, standard decks are the most predictable and some swear they break-in better than other profiles.
Directional - Directional boards might have concave towards the front, maybe the tail is tapered, it could be shaped to have a fatter nose than tail, and it probably feels awkward if you hop on backwards. However, when you want to pump a board, or you want to have something that sets you up for the fastest line, directional boards are great. Whether you are looking for a really responsive directional camber board or a precision downhill deck, a directional board could be in your future.
Wheel Wells/Flares - For the boards that don't need full wheel cutouts, wheel wells are beveled out of the board to give the extra clearance needed to avoid wheelbite.
Mild Concave - With the right concave underfoot you'll feel you can skate anything. Concavity can be seen if you look at a board straight down the nose to the tail. Mild concave shows as a slight rise towards the edges of the deck giving your feet plenty of places to lock in. Choosing the right concave can be tough because it's all personal preference, but you can't go wrong if you don't already have a preference.
Adjustable Wheel Base - Sometimes you want a highly maneuverable setup that can navigate around people and cars in the city and turn on a dime. Other times you want a longer wheelbase for stability at speed. A board with an adjustable wheel base will have multiple truck mounting positions so you can change your setup according to your environment.
DHD Super Comp Series - Super stocked and ready to shred, these decks are built for performance. Featuring full dipped color, beautiful graphics, and all the bells and whistles you need for speed.
3 Ply Maple + 4 Ply Fiberglass - Sector 9 takes 3 plies of cold climate maple and sandwhiches in between each a single prepreg layer of super responsive fiberglass. This prepreg sandwich construction saves weight without sacrificing durability or stiffness.
Simply put, prepreg fiberglass layup means a computer gently applies the resin to the fiberglass textile, making for a stronger layup while using less resin. Less resin means more strength with less weight.
Football Taco Mold - A continuous concave from tip to tail that mellows in the center and graduates in steepness towards each end of the board. Provides a pocket for your feet to increase stability during slides and lock you in for secure carving at speed.