- Sector 9 J-Bay 46" Bamboo Pintail
- Kracked Skullz Scimitar 38"
- Original Skateboards Apex 34"
From Left to Right: Sector 9, KS Scimitar, and the Apex 34
Weight Comparison: (not scientific, using the my estimate based on arm feel)
- Apex 34 is extremely - Featherweight. Approximately 3.5 - 4 lbs for a complete board
- Kracked Skullz Scimitar - Lightweight. Approximately 5 lbs for a complete board
- Sector 9 J Bay - Fat Boy. I would say about 9 lbs for a complete board
- Apex 34 very flexible. Almost bottoms out if i kick hard and I weigh about 165lbs.
- Kracked Skullz Scimitar - little flex. I was surprised especially after seeing flex test videos on YouTube. There is flex but not a lot. I have the standard scimitar with cut grooves for additional flex and it has about 1/3 of the flex of the Apex 34.
- Sector 9 J Bay - almost no flex. Its will flex a little if you jump off a 5 foot wall and land on the deck.
- Sector 9 J Bay - most stable at high speeds
- Kracked Skullz Scimitar- moderately stable at high speeds
- Apex 34 - not stable at all with the stock original s8 trucks, but pretty stable once fitted with indy 169's trucks
- Sector 9 J Bay -$175.00 - Gullwing Charger Trucks and S9 Wheels
- Kracked Skullz Scimitar- $161.00 - Randal II 180 Trucks and 70mm Flashbacks Wheels
- Apex 34 -$209.00 - Original S6 or S8 Trucks and Original Red Wheels
Center of Gravity Comparison:(Ground Clearance)
- Kracked Skulls Scimitar - 3 inches
- Apex 34 - 3.25 inches
- Apex 34 - 4 inches
The Sector 9 J Bay is a large and heavy board which makes it hard to carry around. However, it is the most stable board and can take some downhill speeds without fear. The board is made very well and seems indestructible. The Sector 9 comes last on my list since i tend to like a board that i can carry around. It is a great longboard to cruise the boardwalk.
The Apex 34 is the most expensive of these boards and may even be discontinued as we speak but it is pretty much the same board as the Apex 37. There are still plenty of Apex 34s in stock. The board is fun and very flexy if your into that thing. Its very small and very light which is perfect if you need to carry the board around. This is the perfect campus board. However, being so small you compromise ride comfort. This is not a long distance cruiser. Also, if you are looking for a board you can also take down hill, I recommend swapping out the trucks to Indy's 169s which are a perfect fit for the board's width. Indy 169s have more turning angle that the conventional longboard trucks yet provide stability at high speeds that the Original S6/S8 spring loaded swivel trucks do not provide.
Lastly, the Kracked Skullz Scimitar 38. The board that sits perfectly in the middle of the two previous boards. The Scimitar is the cheapest of the group and has the best hardware, in my opinion. Its very lightweight and has a length that is comfortable to ride on and still easy to carry. The 38' size is perfect for my height 5 foot 9. It slides at will. The center of gravity is low due to the drop through truck mounts. The Scimitar can do it all. I recommend the cut grooves for all riders less than 165 lbs.