Sector 9 Skateboards released another skateboard in their 2018 Signature Series; the Sector 9 Island Mason Pro complete developed together with an American surfer Mason Ho.
Whether charging your local ditch, cruising the boardwalk, or having a session at your local skatepark, the Mason Pro should be a ‘go-to’ for anyone looking for a good time! ~ from Sector 9 Skateboards
Sector 9 Island Mason Pro cruiser skateboard
The Sector 9 Island Mason Pro comes with a 7 ply maple deck, it is 31” long, 8.25” wide and has a wheelbase of 14.25”. With a double kick and a top-mount truck mounting, it’s available as a complete skateboard with quality components; 8.5” Gullwing Shadow trucks, 61 mm 78A Nine Balls wheels, grip tape, and all the necessary hardware.
The complete Sector 9 Island Mason Pro skateboard is best suitable for parks, cruising and as a commuter to take you where you need to go without having to fight traffic.
This is the first time Sector 9 ever worked with a female rider to develop a specific board, and Tia took her time in order to ensure the final product not only reflected her tastes but also ended up being a highly functional skateboard. Small, easy-to-ride, lightweight and comfortable to travel with, the Tia Pro is a great choice for skaters of all abilities.
Sector 9 LOTUS TIA PRO Skateboard
The Sector 9 Lotus Tia Pro skateboard deck is best used for cruising, commuting and carving riding style but don’t let that hold you back from getting creative with it.
It features a 7 ply maple construction and a top mount platform with double kick. The deck is 30.5″ long and 8.0″ wide and has 14.25″ wheelbase.
Available as a complete skateboard, the Lotus Tia Pro comes packed with 8″ Gullwing Mission trucks, 58mm 78a Nine Balls cruising wheels, ABEC 5 Greaseball bearings, 0.25″ recycled plastic risers to avoid wheel bite. The complete comes pre-gripped with ERG grip tape with a Sector 9 logo.
If you’re not familiar with ISPO, here’s the short walk-through. It is the biggest European multi-segment trade fair within the sports industry. With over 85.000 visitors from 120 different countries, ISPO is stretched out through 16 halls showcasing 8 segments that cover everything from winter sports, team sports, health & fitness to manufacturing & suppliers.
We mostly spent our time in Hall A5 at the Longboard Embassy organized by 40inch Longboard Magazine. Looking back to 2013, when I last visited ISPO, this year’s Longboard Embassy looked a bit smaller than back then, but it was still filled with a wall-to-wall skateboard and longboard products.
Walking through the Longboard Embassy, one could try out surf skating, electric longboards, watched Legende Longboard chisel a block of wood, what later became a handcrafted and fully functional longboard, or rest their legs at the lounge area overlooking the Whitezu 12 meter long surf skate wave system.
In the four days of ISPO, we got a chance to talk with and interview 33 brands covering different skateboarding disciplines.
Wheel and truck wise, we got a chance to check out Seismic’s new downhill race wheel, the European Walzen wheels, and the new Bolzen truck models and also talked with Bangfish about their new surf skate trucks.
Regarding protection, we saw the Triple 8 Certified Sweatsaver, stopped by at TSG and saw what’s new with Pro-Tec’s Full Cut skateboard helmets.
We also saw the Buggy Rollin suit by Jean Yves Blondeau. He’s most known for one of his stunt characters, the Rollerman, which we also got to see in action.
While we are still editing the interviews to show you what the brands had to say about their new lineups and products, here is a photo gallery from the ISPO 2018 Longboard Embassy.
I would like to end this article with an interview with Philippe Roose, a member of the Ministry of Stoke and their F*** Cancer Foundation. In the video, he said that the beer fundraiser at ISPO was a success and shares his personal story with everybody who takes the time to watch the video below.
Do you ever think about past skate trips and remember all the good times and the steep roads you’ve skated? Well time sure flies and it’s been almost over three years since we dropped out Steep Throat trip video featuring Simon Lechner, Mariano Conti, Eugenio D’Alò and me, Mirko Paoloni.
We had so much fun on the island that we couldn’t resist going back a second time after a year.
Endless roads with super smooth pavement and unique turns were surrounded by amazing landscapes that made every run we had unforgettable.
Although skating and generally having fun was our main interest, we also found some time to stack some clips and create new awesome shots that never saw the light of day.
Now two years later, Simon Lechner decided to make a small recap of our trip out of those shots. The footage may be considered old now, but there are some shots that just needed to be shown.
For the trip Simon chose his top mount the Javelin by Sector 9 paired with Gullwing Reverse trucks. And although the Island’s pavement offers smooth slides with almost every wheel, he chose to go sideways even smoother with RAD Glide 82a and Advantage 80a wheels.
What made the whole trip even better was the fact that we were travelling with a professional photographer Felix Pirker, who made us look good in every shot he took. Besides that, he also shuttled tons of runs!
Check out the video and enjoy the Island vibes with us!
*If you couldn’t get enough also check out our first video here.