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The Future of Pain Relief Is Here

The Future of Pain Relief Is Here

It’s easy to ignore your own wellbeing in pursuit of other, lofty goals. That new internship, a few more hours of your part time job, the countless all-nighters pulled for an attempt at a better grade on the midterm. Your routine may be commonly filled with sugary energy drinks, coffee, instant ramen, and alcohol. You get headaches. Your neck gets sore from sitting at a desk for too long. Or maybe you treat your body like a temple because your scholarship demands that you be in your best physical shape all season long.

Physical problems can come from all kinds of sources. Here’s a few common types of problems that you might experience as a college student.

Overstudying

It might sound like a joke at first, but having your head pointed at a computer screen and sitting down for long hours can take a toll on your posture and cause inflammation, which can cause neck and back pain. You may find yourself taking pain killers so you can relieve the pain and focus on studying. But there’s a new solution. The LUMINAS Pain Relief Patch is a completely different approach to treating inflammation and pain. It has no odor, no active ingredients, and no known side effects. Simply stick it where it hurts and feel better every minute you have it on.

Sleep deprivation

Pulling all-nighters might pay off in the short term, but on nights when you can get eight hours of sleep, those eight hours will translate to the most efficient, most productive eight hours of your day. Without sleep, your body and your mind can’t function properly, and you’ll probably fail that midterm that you stayed up for. So when it counts, wear a LUMINAS Power Sleep Patch. So you can get your best, most optimal sleep when it matters the most. Wake up ready to tackle the day ahead of you, supercharged with amazing sleep.

Muscle fatigue & soreness

If you’re an athlete on a team, you often push your body to the limit for each game, practicing hard every day. Whether it’s football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, or any other sport, you know how important it is to stay on your A game throughout the season, on and off the court. All of that creates and worsens inflammation in the body, which is what causes muscle fatigue and soreness. The STAMINAPRO Active Recovery Patch is the first ever of its kind to reduce inflammation before, during, and after activity, which lets you train harder, recover faster, and perform better. They have a super sticky adhesive that’s waterproof, sweatproof, and designed to last through almost any activity.

The best part? There’s no added chemicals or active ingredients in the patch, so you can be sure that what’s relieving your pain is only here to help. The patches are famously used by pro athletes like Rich Froning (CrossFit), Justin Rose (PGA), Tony Finau (PGA), Erik Johnson (NHL), Dwight Freeney (NFL) and many others!

What is LUMINAS?

LUMINAS is a breakthrough company that creates products using Energy Medicine Technology. You might be wondering how those patches work when there’s nothing in them—energy! There’s loads and loads of energy in each of the patches that help with whatever they were designed to help with. LUMINAS offers the Pain Relief patch, the Power Sleep patch, and the STAMINAPRO patch—with more applications to come.

Using Energy Medicine Technology, each patch is charged with electrons taken from ingredients that are known to help with a specific ailment. For the Power Sleep patches, some of the ingredients that the energy is captured from are Magnesium, Melatonin, L-Theanine, and more. In the Pain Relief patches, some of the 200+ ingredients are Bioperine, Turmeric, Ginger, and more.

It’s time to rethink pain relief and how we think of energy. You don’t need to harm your body with a bunch of chemicals to get the results you need. LUMINAS is here. The future is now.

Visit: luminas.com/products

Make the Natural Choice Come Test Time

Make the Natural Choice Come Test Time

It’s test-taking season, and y’all aspiring grads know what that means: long days, longer nights, and a hefty addition to your caffeine consumption.

Relax, we’re not quite there yet—you’ve got several more days of procrastination ahead. With days of added stress and sleepless nights, it might feel like you’ve been on a semester-long bender. But alas, there’s a natural option that’s quickly grown from a knock-off hippie faux pas, to a legitimate alternative, to other crash-and-burn options.

We’re talking about CBD; otherwise known by the white coats as “cannabidiol.”

Before you pack your bowl and light your spliff, let’s get one thing straight: CBD is not pot!!! Hemp and marijuana both hail from the Cannabis sativa plant variety, but vary in composition.

Marijuana is bred to have a much higher THC:CBD ratio. Legal hemp will have higher CBD concentrations and lower THC content. Under the newly signed 2018 Farm Bill, hemp plants must contain less than 0.3 percent THC.

In layman’s terms, hemp packs the same potential health punch as Mary Jane, minus the Half-Baked high.

CBD and You: A Natural Match

CBD works naturally with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is responsible for a wide range of bodily functions: from memory and muscle movement, to maintaining homeostasis and improving overall immune functions.

CBD works synergistically with your ECS and cannabinoid receptors to closely emulate and intensify functions; this results in a range of natural benefits.

When it comes to test-taking time, these potential CBD benefits can be the difference between walking across the stage (diploma in hand) and watching from the crowd as you prepare for your Super Senior year.

Achieve A+ Results with CBD

When it comes to finals, any aid is warmly welcomed. If that aid could improve your memory, help you sleep, and promote healthy relaxation, you’d welcome it “With Arms Wide Open,” amirite? Say less Creed.

You don’t want to waltz into test day looking like a cracked-out Squidward dashing back to the Krusty Krab to catch the devious Spongebob inquiring, “Did you finish those errands?” Don’t let a mental fog, lack of sleep, or test anxiety be the reason you ride shotgun on the struggle bus to Failuretown. Instead, let CBD products be your lifeline to becoming the next episode of MTV’s True Life: I’m a College Graduate.

Pencils Down

Two words you’ll probably inevitably hear come test day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for the day of reckoning. Now that you’ve done your studying, on both test matter and CBD, let cbdMD give you the natural boost you’ve been searching for. With a comprehensive line of products—topicals, tinctures, capsules, bath bombs, and much morecbdMD has high-quality CBD to help you feel relaxed, sharp, and ready to walk across that stage.

Don’t you dare forget that No. 2 pencil. Wait, do they even use paper anymore? Regardless, godspeed soon-to-be grads.

Click here for more information and use promo code: SCHOOLROCKS for 20 percent off the cbdMD website

LIGHT UP THAT MIDNIGHT PIT STOP WITH ILLUMIBOWL!

Light Up That Midnight Pit Stop With ILLUMIBOWL!

Save your toes and your eyes during that annoying middle of the night bathroom break with IllumiBowl!

Whether potty training children, your roommates, or simply trying to improve your sleep quality, the IllumiBowl‘s motion sensor and beautiful toilet light has it covered! (www.IllumiBowl.com)

Every person can tell the many stories of their midnight struggles and stumbles in the bathroom. In almost every case, the story either ends with being blinded by a bright bathroom light or stubbing a toe. Some turn to nightlights to light up their bathrooms but remain limited to putting it where the outlets are. The IllumiBowl lights up the whole toilet with a soft, luminescent glow—making it easy to find and easy on the eyes. Especially on that night right before a final test or important audition, when getting the best sleep is a must, having a disruptive journey to and from the bathroom can totally ruin what could have been a good nights sleep. IllumiBowl brings fun, safety and ease to any late-night bathroom visit.

The motion-activated device uses 5mm LEDs capable of lasting for 100,000 hours of use, offering years of unique and convenient lighting. There are three dimmer settings, and 20+ light colors to choose from. The left side of the plastic housing has one small, clickable button which lets you select the color you want. The device easily attaches to your porcelain throne thanks to a one-size-fits-all, never-fall arm on the back of the housing. Because the light has a never-fall arm and attaches to a splash-proof location, it’s also easy to clean.

The creators of the IllumiBowl spent nearly a year developing this finely manufactured glowing gadget to make every late-night nature call a piece of cake! Launching originally on kickstarter, the IllumiBowl raised just about $100,00 then took the next step with their invention—making an appearance on the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning reality show Shark Tank and striking a deal with Kevin O’Leary. Kevin O’Leary still now assists the IllumiBowl team in expanding and bringing their amazing product to more people.

The IllumiBowl is the perfect solution to bathroom problems for all ages. Its fun, neon colors make going to the bathroom fun for kids who are potty-training, and keep toddlers from a potential accident in the dark. The IllumiBowl also keeps that annoying, bright bathroom light from having to be turned on. The one that doesn’t only temporarily blind the bathroom-goer but wakes up anyone in it’s vicinity, making the IllumiBowl great for college students living with roommates. Regardless of your age or occupation, IllumiBowl is the perfect bathroom nightlight to help turn a stubbed toe into a successful go.

Upgrade every toilet in the house by visiting www. IllumiBowl.com!

Visit https://www.IllumiBowl.com/ for more information and to order your very own IllumiBowl.

SKI-Z MAKES IT EASY! As Seen on ‘SHARK TANK!’

SKI-Z MAKES IT EASY! As Seen on ‘SHARK TANK!’

Does carrying your heavy skis to the slopes put a damper on your ski experience?

College News is about to introduce you to Ski-Z, a pocket-sized ski tote designed to ROLL your skis!

This amazing invention is quickly becoming the center of attention in ski industries around the world. It was recently unveiled on ABC’s famous Shark Tank and has been picking up massive speed in sales ever since.

Ski-Z is designed with a single wheel that simply attaches to the front of your skis with a handy Velcro strap. You can push it, pull it and turn it on a dime!

Ski-Z is the world’s first patented ski device designed to ROLL your skis, and it’s hitting the market NOW!

Kyle Allen is the inventor of this clever device, and we found his story intriguing.

Kyle came up with the clever idea of Ski-Z while he was on a family ski trip. His three daughters were young and not strong enough to carry their own skis, so he offered to carry them.

In the middle of his struggle to the slopes, he found himself thinking, “There must be an easier way!”

That night, he started brainstorming and found himself searching the web trying to find a solution to his problem. To his surprise, he found nothing!

Following his research, he went into his daughter’s closet, found a pair of rollerblades, and took them apart piece by piece. He took one of the wheels and looked for small gadgets around the house that would allow him to attach the wheel to his skis. Later, he took his homemade ski tote to have a molding created.

Last July, Kyle and his wife Tanya were in Denver, at a restaurant having dinner. Tanya asked her entrepreneur husband what project he wanted to focus on next. Kyle said his dream was to get his invention Ski-Z on the TV show Shark Tank.

Tanya reached for her phone and looked up Shark Tank audition dates and locations. They were shocked to find out that the last auditions for the year were one week from that day, and they were going to be held right there in Denver!

They quickly called their friend and business partner Nick Palermo. He was onboard to be on the show and “the next five months were crazy!”

From the first audition in Aspen, Colorado, to the live filming of Shark Tank in Culver City, California, Team Ski-Z were unstoppable! Their pitch was a huge success!

On December 2, they made a deal with Barbara Corcoran for $50,000 and 15 percent of their company.

Team Ski-Z and Barbara are currently on fire for Ski-Z and they are thrilled to be the first to bring Ski-Z to the students through College News!

Email info@skijunk.com. Also, please visit skijunk.com.

10-Things-to-know-about-tights

The Perfect Pair of Tights

Do you remember where you were when it happened?

I was on my way to the gym, stopped in for my morning skinny latte, and saw the headline that made my heart sink: Prince Harry was engaged to Meghan Markle.

I was supposed to marry Prince Harry! How can this be?

Ok but seriously—Meghan is a babe, as is Harry. After a thorough point-by-point comparison between Meghan and myself, after sobbing through the realization that we have practically everything in common—there was just one thing that Google kept bringing up about Miss Markle that piqued my curiosity: Pantyhose.

Ask the Internet one question about Meghan wearing tights and it won’t shut up about Duchess Kate Middleton’s penchant for pantyhose. Page after page of search results breathlessly overanalyzing the royal selection of stockings make one thing clear— pantyhose stir up some strong feelings.  As a distraction from my broken heart, I decided to look more deeply into this fashion mystery.

Here are 10 things I learned about tights

Meghan and Kate aren’t the only A-listers rocking sheer tights. Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, are all well known for adorning their legs with sheer hosiery.

Designers Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, and others made sheer hosiery a big part of their runway looks this year. Fashion runs in cycles and 2005 is calling—they want their bare leg look back. Soon, Carrie Bradshaw is going to be your grandmother.

Sausage casings are an American fetish. For whatever reason, American hosiery makers are the only ones making super stuffy control freak pantyhose. The rest of the hosiery world (mainly European companies) do not share this preoccupation with control; they focus on giving your legs an elegant look with a sensual, comfortable fit.

You don’t need to use the word “Pantyhose” anymore. For a lot of us, the word ranks up there with “moist” in terms of annoying things to say. Europeans just call them “tights”. There you go. “Tights”. Sheer tights, thick opaque tights, ultra sheer tights… it feels so much nicer to say, doesn’t it?

Tights make average legs look great, and great legs look incredible. Go ahead and show some leg—and do it with more confidence in the perfect pair of tights for your outfit. Life hack: turn the dial on that little black dress from slutty to sophisticated by wearing some sheer tights with it.

Your legs haven’t seen the sun all winter long, but it’s time to let them out in your new cute spring dress. Find the right nude shade of ultra sheer tights and make your legs look like they spent the winter in the tropics.

Men love it when women wear sheer hosiery. Why? I do not know—all I can say is that since my Prince Harry heartbreak, I’ve been… ahem…“collecting data” on my first dates and the consensus seems nearly unanimous: The fellas can hardly keep their eyes off my legs when I dress them up.

Speaking of men: did you know that pantyhose were invented by a man? Allen Gant Sr. created the first pair of stockings attached to panties—at the request of his wife. Ethel wanted a more comfortable way to wear her stockings, as the garter belt with all of it’s fasteners can be a real hassle for anything but the boudoir occasions. She attached some stockings to panties, handed them to Allen, and told him to figure out how to make them into a viable product. Initially called “Panti-Legs”, pantyhose soon became a serious fashion trend throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, fueled by the popularity of the mini skirt in the 1960’s. Women figured out that pantyhose were an easy way to have flawless looking legs as skirt hemlines retreated skyward.

Green pantyhose are a thing. One of the main components of hosiery is Nylon, which is a man-made thread derived from petroleum (it’s basically stretchy plastic). German hosiery maker Kunert makes a style of sheer tights made from nylon that’s been recycled from abandoned fishing nets. You read it here first: you can help clean up the seas by wearing pantyhose… I mean, sheer tights.

Pantyhose are sold out of vending machines in Australia. I kid you not. Fortunately, you do not need to travel down under to buy great tights conveniently. USA based retail hosieree.com carries a huge selection of cute tights, thigh high stockings, and classic sheers from dozens of great European hosiery mills. The most surprising thing is that really nice European hosiery often costs the same or less than what you’ve been paying for mediocre nylons at the mall.

Now, you too are an expert on all things hosiery. Go forth, ladies, and rule the world with those legs!

Is Stress and Anxiety Hurting Your Academic Performance?

Is Stress and Anxiety Hurting Your Academic Performance?

When you arrive at College you are immediately hit with a multitude of pressures. These pressures—causing overwhelming stress—include:

  • Significant amounts of homework assignments and deadlines
  • Critical reviews by professors
  • Dealing with housing problems
  • Competitive grade performance
  • Lack of personal support systems
  • Inability to cope with stress and anxiety

The overwhelming psychological stress that the average student faces can seriously affect their mental focus while studying and the recall of information when taking tests. Test performance anxiety is quite common and can leave a student mentally blank when the pressure seems to boil-over!

These pressures are exponentially increased by trying to maintain part-time employment, extra- curricular activities and personal relationships. It becomes “too much on your plate”. But what can you do?

The common remedy is medication and counseling. Unfortunately, the medications can have nasty side effects and counseling can be frustrating with few immediate results.

Learning new coping skills that include practicing relaxation methods and anxiety relief techniques is any easy and affordable solution. All of this is now completely available on one website… www.AnxietyBeGone.com .

AnxietyBeGone.com is the largest site on the internet for teaching these self-help techniques. It is a membership subscription website that is amazingly affordable. But there is an enormous amount of information that’s completely free of charge. You can even get a free app for your phone… perfect for college students.

This app is called “The InstaCalm Stress & Anxiety Relief”, app. It has many functions that will:

  • Calm your nervous system early in the morning with a relaxation recording, “Deep Calmness”, before you head off to classes.
  • Help you quickly go to sleep at night, with the recording, “Sleep Now”.
  • A video that shows you how to stop an Anxiety Attack FAST!
  • A hypnotic recording, Stress Response Technique, will condition your mind to turn off stress like a light-switch, as well as, become calm with a deep breath and overcome procrastination.
  • Online access to “The Top 10 Anxiety Relief Techniques”.

The training tutorials in the courses on the AnxietBeGone.com, are super-charged with hypnotic recordings. This website and the hypnosis recordings were created by Charles Beeson, CHt., one of the country’s top experts in Anxiety Hypnotherapy.

So, if you are experiencing stress and anxiety that’s hurting your academic performance visit www.AnxietyBeGone.com and get your FREE Mobile App, today!

Chopra

Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas Are Married

Bollywood’s highest paid actress Priyanka Chopra, 36, and popstar Nick Jonas, 26, are now married after a four-month engagement.

The high profile couple tied the knot with both a Christian ceremony on Saturday—officiated by Jonas’ father—and a traditional Hindu ceremony on Sunday, at the stunning Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in India. The two ceremonies were conducted to honour the faith and culture of both families.

Chopra wore a Ralph Lauren wedding gown, while Jonas sported a suit by the same fashion house. The newlyweds were personally congratulated by the famed designer, who had custom-designed Chopra’s dress. In an Instagram post, he said: “Congratulations to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on the occasion of their wedding. Ralph Lauren is honoured to have dressed the couple as well as the members of their wedding party.”

Although Chopra admitted to Jonas being the first to reach out to her via Twitter back in 2016, the pair hadn’t actually met until 2017. Their relationship was sprung into the public sphere in 2018.

In an Instagram post, Chopra said: “One of the most spocialthings that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other’s faiths and cultures. And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so, so amazing. An important part of the pre wedding rituals for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi. Once again we made it our own and it was an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed.”

Chopra won the Miss World beauty pageant in 2000 which opened doors to an illustrious career in film. She broke into the US film and television scene with titles such as A Kid Like Jake and Ventilator. In 2017, Forbes magazine included the access in a list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

Nick Jonas is best known for being in the Jonas Brothers, a band he formed with his brothers. The poster has since gone on to find success in a solo career and was a mentor alongside Demi Lovato in the UK’s hit talent how, The X Factor. 

Further reading: Taylor Swift Speaks Up About Political Opinion

Fake News

“Fake News” on Facebook is Leading to Death, Say Nigerian Police

Nigerian police say that fake news shared on Facebook is causing the deaths of many innocent people in the country.

On June 23 2018, violent, incendiary images of mutilated children, burned down homes and bloodied corpses piled in mass graves began to circulate on the popular social media site. The Facebook users who published these images reported that they were Berom Christians who were murdered by Fulani Muslims in the massacre of the Gashish district of Plateau State in Nigeria.

While a massacre did occur during this time in the Gashish district, the images and videos published were not created over the weekend of June 23, and some had, in fact, been shared months earlier. The image of a mutilated baby was shared with a call for God to “wipe out the entire generation of the killers of this innocent child”—in reference to Fulani Muslims. Elsewhere, a video in which a man’s head was cut open had not even originated from Nigeria, it was recorded in Congo-Brazzaville in 2012, six years earlier, but was used as propaganda to elicit hatred and action against the Fulani community.

Some of these circulations had accrued a violent, fatal reaction among some Berom Facebook users. Speaking with the BBC, a Berom youth leader said, “As soon as we saw those images, we wanted to just strangle any Fulani man standing next to us.”

One story that particularly stands out, is that of potato seller from Jos, Ali Alhaji Muhammed.

A mob of Berom men on the prowl for Fulani Muslims and armed with knives and machetes had blocked a road that Alhaji Muhammed was traveling back home on. They murdered Alhaji Muhammad. His body, brutally mutilated, was found three days later. The potato seller was one of 11 men pulled from cars killed on the June 24, the day following the surge of misleading information circulating Facebook about the Gashish massacre. The police and military in Plateau State believe these images fuelled the violence that occurred on June 24.

Tyopev Terna Matthias, a public relations officer for the Plateau State police said, “It was the pictures, the supposed pictures that emanated from the attack [in Gashish].

“Jos South was not under attack. But because of those images they saw, the next day, roads were blocked. People died. Vehicles were burned. So many people died.”

Matthias indicated that this content is highly misleading and dangerous, adding, “Fake news on Facebook is killing people.”

This comes amid much media scrutiny on Facebook’s policy on fake news.

For the full report, click here.

Wear a Tie

Put down That Hoodie and Wear a Tie Instead!

T-shirts and hoodies are great, but sometimes college events require a tie. Fortunately, it’s possible to look sharp on a college budget. Here’s how to wear a tie and dress for those dapper college events.

Fraternity or group events

Classic two-color striped ties are perfect for fraternity or other organization events. These ties stand out, especially when an entire group wears the same tie. Standard ties, skinny ties, bow ties, socks, suspenders, pocket squares. Striped ties come in a wide variety of styles and color combos, so it’s easy to match group or college colors.

Class presentations

Giving a class presentation or thesis is about more than quality content. Impressions count. No fidgeting, make eye contact, avoid saying ‘like’ or ‘um’ and don’t wear distracting clothing. Even if it’s not required, it’s a good idea to skip the joggers and instead put on chinos or slacks, a button-down shirt and wear a tie. Plaid or geometric pattern ties are great neutral designs that won’t distract the audience. (A neon-colored tie or bold novelty print, on the other hand, would be a distraction.) Since it’s important to look at ease in front of an audience, choose a tie style that’s comfortable. This may be a slim 2.5-inch tie or a contemporary 3.25-inch tie.

Formals

Hopefully, it goes without saying that college formals and semi-formals require you to wear a tie. Whether this tie is worn with a tux, suit or simply a dress shirt and slacks varies from school to school. Definitely ask around to find out the level of formality expected.

If a tuxedo is suggested, a black bow tie and black or white pocket square is traditional. If wearing a suit, either a necktie or bow tie is acceptable. Though optional, adding a pocket square is a nice touch, too. Paisley, tone-on-tone stripes or textured solid ties are great for formal events. For those with dates, the tie should coordinate with her dress. This isn’t prom, so it’s not necessary to perfectly match a solid tie to the dress color. However, a pattern tie in similar colors is a great choice.

A dress shirt and slacks allows the most flexibility. A necktie or bow tie will do, but it doesn’t have to coordinate with a date’s attire. Unstained, unwrinkled and proportionate for one’s body type is what counts.

Sometimes, the fraternity, club or organization hosting the formal will have custom ties made for its members. These ties are typically worn with a suit or dress shirt and slacks, not a tuxedo. However, if given a tie to wear, check to see if there is an additional dress code. (Suit color, shirt color, etc.)

Job interviews

As senior year winds down, the job search begins. Landing a job interview is a huge accomplishment, so it should go without saying that this is not the time or place to dress casual. In fact, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed at a job interview. A dark-colored suit paired with a conservative necktie (i.e. 3-inches to 3.5-inches wide) are the most appropriate choices. Tie colors shouldn’t vary much from navy blue or burgundy in solid or subtle designs.

Wear a tie for graduation

Graduation is a time to celebrate. And that means looking good, even if a cap and gown is covering an outfit for most of the day. Give one last hurrah to the alma mater with a solid or striped necktie or bow tie in college colors. Novelty ties relating to one’s major are perfect for graduation, too. (Yes, math, teacher, engineering, lawyer, doctor ties, etc. are a thing.) Or, shop smart and purchase a pattern tie that can be worn to a new job post-graduation.

Tiemart, Inc. is an online neckwear and accessory retailer located in northern Illinois. The company specializes in budget-friendly ties for any occasion, from fashionable everyday attire to group wear and formal events. Shop www.tiemart.com for affordable neckties, bow ties, socks, suspenders, pocket squares and more.

Sector 9

Alternative Energy Vehicles by Sector 9

For years, one of the biggest challenges facing college students has been finding the best way to get around campus and Sector 9 Skateboard Co. believes their products provide the perfect solution! Since the 90s, the brand has consistently created premium quality skateboards for a wide range of consumers, made from various materials including wood and fiberglass. Their most popular boards are made from 100 percent sustainably harvested Bamboo, highlighted by their “Save a tree. Ride a weed.” campaign.

They’ve never been shy about sharing their mission statement, which is ‘We Make Fun’ and are both inclusive and transparent when they say, “We don’t care if you’re six or 60, we just want to put a smile on your face! We love making skateboards for the young and old, that give them the gravity defying speed and sensation they crave!”

Sector 9’s story actually began in 1993, with a group of college roommates, living in La Jolla, CA. Their house consisted of a bunch of good friends, a pool table, a mini-ramp, a ping-pong table and a surfboard shaping room all across the street from some nice smooth hills that led down to the local beach.  As you can imagine, with all of these fine features, it became quite the hangout spot. At the time, the group had a friend from Hawaii who used to always razz people by calling them ‘Nine Balls’.  One day he called to see what was going on at the house, but everyone was out ‘studying’, so he had to leave a message on our answering machine and asked, “What’s going on over there at Sector 9?”, which to the roommates meant a house full of ‘Nine Balls’.

Coincidently, one of their favorite neighborhood hill cruisers, that was a snowboard-turned-skateboard, had recently been stolen.  A few replacement boards were almost finished and just needed the finishing touches of a logo. The answering machine message was heard, and Sector 9 not only had a nice ring to it, but also seemed fitting, so it stuck, and the 9-Ball logo was born.

When people saw the Sector 9 crew skate by on these odd-looking longer boards, many times trying to alleviate the time between the campus parking lot and their lecture halls, the interest was immediately apparent, and production began in the backyard of the house. Lots of learning, and a couple of evictions later, they were forced to move into their first warehouse that would become the Sector 9 skateboard factory.

Entering the market at a time when every part of a skateboard was getting smaller, Sector 9 purposely went against the grain and began producing longer, wider boards, with bigger wheels.  This combination not only made the boards easier to ride, but also allowed them to travel much longer distances, with less effort required on behalf of the rider. After the initial launch, it seemed like the brand had more hecklers than they did fans, as people outside of their local area didn’t quite know what to make of these unique skateboards that were ‘built for surfers, by surfers’. But the 9-Ball slowly began rolling, first from coast to coast, then from continent to continent.

Sector 9’s following grew and grew and their families, employees, friends, followers, believers and customers all simply became known as 9’ers. Today, the brand is very much aware that the simple reason they’ve been able to persevere over the long course of this 25-year journey is because of their people: The 9’ers, worldwide. Like most long journeys, theirs has been filled with a number of road-blocks, breakdowns, wrong turns, mistakes, jump-starts, peaks, valleys, backseat drivers, victories, defeats, and occasional periods of smooth sailing on the open road.

Today, Sector 9 is a global brand, selling a wide range of skateboards, components, safety gear and softgoods in over 90 countries.  The company has always been headquartered in San Diego, CA, and they remain committed to creating a wide range of highly functional and innovative products for use by anyone and everyone—from the mountains to the sea, and everywhere in between!