Scoot’s New Board: The Sector 9 Tiffany!

Scoot Smith and The Sector 9 Tiffany

Finally, we have a good finished product shot of the new Sector 9 Tiffany, Scott “Scoot” Smith’s new pro-model longboard!  And look at that puppy, it is gorgeous.  It is pretty amazing to see a Downhill Division Deck with some green flavor to it!  This here is an interesting deck and I think that other companies out there are going to take bits and pieces of it in the future and apply them to their future models.

Lets look at the specs!

I think the most noticeable feature is the nose!  It isn’t a wedged nose, its a dropped nose! I think that after years of riding the Landyachtz Evo Scoot wanted something that felt somewhat similar when he switched over to Sector 9.  After speaking with him at Maryhill this is what Scoot told me about his new board and the function he wanted it to have.

Daddies Board Shop Team Riders Scoot Smith and Robin McGuirk at Maryhill Festival of Speed!

Scoot said that he wanted to have the nose dropped a bit because it makes the board a bit more divey in the front. Obviously that would be great for diving into turns and for initiating slides.  And you get the best of both worlds because it is not going to be offsetting the angle of the kingpin much, if at all!  Imagine it this way, amazing control up front that mellows out in the back so that you can follow through in turns with no sacrifice in stability. A lot of boards have the ability to do this but I think the Tiffany is going to set a new standard in design.

Next, you can see in the picture above by the way the light reflects off of bottom of the board, there is a hefty amount of W-concave thrown into the Sector 9 Tiffany!  Essentially Scoot and Sector 9 have created one innovative downhill machine. AND to boot it has some burly wheel wells so say “bye-bye” to wheel bite with this guy!  Unless you run some Gullwing Sidewinders with 107mm Abec 11 Electric Flywheels… but that would be pretty stupid and I highly doubt anyone is going to do that, but props if you can pull it off.  Check out this video!

As you can see, this thing is basically perfection!  Plus it has that little swallow-tail thing going on and ever since the Comet Grease Shark came out the swallow-tail steez has been KILLING IT! Looks so sick.  This board paired up with Scoot’s flawless style is going to provide for some great racing and some series eye candy video content!  I can’t wait to see how Scoot man-handles TIFFANY!

Scoot Smith stopping by Daddies Board Shop! - Photo: Spencer Morgan

Abec 11 / Sublime Fernando Yuppie 62mm Powerslides!

Abec 11 Wheels rock!

Setting up some Powerslides from Abec 11 / Sublime wheels.

Now, I’m not the best at techsliding, and when I say that I mean, I’ve never really done techsliding at all.  BUT I did grow up skateboarding and powerslides are definitely common place.  SO I decided to see how well the Sublime / Abec 11 Fernando Yuppie 62mm Powerslides actually performed.  At first I was actually confused because they are a slide wheel but they come with the tread grooved into them.  I feel like they would be more effective with no tread from the get go.

Finishing the wheels up.

And then the fun begins!  First few slides were rough but once I got the tread worn down the Fernando Yuppies were pretty fun!

Powersliding in a nice Alameda Ridge Driveway

Another slide up in the driveway!

Once you get these wheels worn in I can completely see why techsliding on them would be fun.  I was skeptical at first because I can pretty much flat spot any wheel out there.  Every wheel company out there claims that they have a “no flat spot” formula and the only wheels I haven’t ever been able to flat spot are Powell Bones STF‘s and SPF‘s.  BUT The Anti Flat Spot 100a urethane formula that Abec 11 uses in these is turning out to surprise me.  Im not quite sure how they did it because so many wheel companies like Spitfire, RIcta, OJ, have been out there forever making street wheels and yet Abec 11 was the ones who figured how to make a more durable wheel.  I bet a bunch of skateboarding companies would be pretty bummed out to know that a longboarding company is making a wheel that kind of puts theirs to shame!  Regardless, I am stoked because these wheels are going to be fun trying to wear down as much as possible.

Whats that sweet sticker on that car?

Turns out they are great for street skating too.  There really would be no reason for them not to be!  There was this little step nearby so I had to do a couple little stalls on it.

There was a little step nearby so I had to do some stalls on it. NosePick

Truthfully the shape is actually great for things other than just techsliding as well!  I know these are things that the world of longboarding arent too concerned with, however, I do have faith that more and more people will embrace all sides of skating and pick up a skateboard here and there as well!  The way the wheels cone in paired with how wide they are make them great for locking tricks in on ledges, coping, and whatnot.  The ones I have set up on here are still 62mm but once I get them down to about 58mm I will definitely be mashing around some parks on them.

Me Checking the wear on the wheelsYup, these wheels are rad

So all in all I gotta say that Abec 11 / Sublime Fernando Yuppie 62mm Powerslides are definitely a worthy purchase!  They slide great, they have a great shape, they are very affordable, and so far I have seen no sight of flat spotting.   Whether you are into tech sliding, street skating, or just want some beefy wheels on your deck, these wheels are definitely a great choice!  Good job Abec 11!!!!