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Longboards - Sector 9

Buying Longboards & Cruisers

At Active, we carry one of the largest selections of longboards, shortboards, and cruzers. Shop brands like: Santa Cruz, Globe, Gold Coast, Sector 9, and more. Shop by brand, size, color, and price to find what you're looking for.

When buying longboards, you'll most likely go for a particular brand or graphic. While this is fine, for performance reasons, you may want to consider the shape and size of the longboard to get the most out your riding style. Longboards come in a variety of sizes and are selected depending on the type of skateboarding you plan on doing. Some times you may need to skate a variety of longboards to understand which size works best for you. It's all about personal preference here.

To learn more about longboard skateboards or general skateboarding 101 questions and answers check out our skateboarding 101 pages.

Sector 9 Longboards & Skate

The story of the nineball starts in our La Jolla backyard in 1993. At the time our house consisted of a bunch of good friends, a halfpipe, pool table, ping pong table and shaping room all just across the street from some nice smooth hills down to the reefs. Being that the house had all these fine features, it became quite the hangout spot. One of our friends from Hawaii who used to call people “nineballs” all the time in a friendly razzing sort of way, called up on the phone one day to see what was going on at the house. Of course we were all “studying” so he got the answering machine and said “Whats going on over there at Sector 9?” which to him and us meant a house full of nineballs. At the same time one of the house favorite hill cruisers, a snowboard-turned-skateboard, was stolen from Northbird in La Jolla and a couple replacement boards were almost finished and just needed the finishing touches of a logo. The message on the machine was heard and the name not only had a nice ring to it but seemed fitting as well so it stuck.