Sector 9 is a California-based company that specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality longboards and skateboards. The company was founded in 1993 by Steve Lake, Dave Klimkiewicz, Dennis Telfer, and Tal O'Farrell, and has since become one of the most respected brands in the industry. Sector 9's products are known for their durability, performance, and style.
In my opinion Sector 9 really started the "Longboard Surf Style" of skateboards. Yes there were plenty of brands before them but I really feel like Sector 9 has done a great job in making the longboard market accepted by the masses. Which has helped grow the sport to what it is today. Some will say I am wrong but hey everyone has an opinion.
This bamboo deck I refurbished is part of their Bamboo Series which has been a big part of their skateboard lineup for years. The one thing that bugs me though is the traditional clear grip tape they put on top of the decks. Yes its clear but it does not compare to the clarity of Lucid Grip which is why I chose this board to really show the difference. The top side of this deck has beautiful bamboo stringers but its very hard to see the detail.
Watch the video to see how I cleaned up the top of the deck and applied Lucid Grip.