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Throwback Thursdays: Matt K

For this Thursday, I’m throwing it back to Matt K and his Matt Kienzle Pro Sector 9 Wheels (get ’em while you can). Matt K just recently announced his parting of ways with Sector 9, who sponsored him for half a decade. He had a buttery pro model freeriding wheel that is still out there in stores, but won’t be for long. As Matt K. goes nomad on wheel sponsorship, let’s look at some photos of Matt riding his Sector 9 wheels.

Back in 2012, I travelled to Hawaii to meet up with Darryl Freeman, Mackenzie Yoshida, and a bunch of locals. I also met up and rolled with some haole Americans including some Caliber Trucks dudes and Matt K. Matt was riding the original top shelf 65 mm 78a white urethane wheels as we shredded up some Oahu hills.

Matt K grinds the edge of the asphalt on a scenic drop.

Matt K grinds the edge of the asphalt on a scenic drop.

Matt K - switch toeside with a view.

Matt K – switch toeside with a view.

Matt throws it switch on the same drop, while I switch the angle.

Matt throws it switch on the same drop, while I switch the angle.

Matt K - Skate House Media man.

Matt K – Skate House Media man.

Matt surfs the sidewalk corner.

Matt surfs the sidewalk corner.

Matt K’s pro model wheels are based off those top shelf Sector 9 wheels. In 2014, his pro model wheels were introduced. Known for their smooth ride, white thane lines, and buttery slides, the Matt Kienzle wheels are a great freeride wheel choice.

Last year, the Sector 9 crew went out to Arizona to get a bunch of footy and have fun in the hills. I went along on the #s9phatAZtour and caught some snaps of Matt K steezin’ it up on his pro model wheels.

Matt K surfs the crust.

Matt K surfs the crust.

Perfect form through an imperfect section of road.

Perfect form through an imperfect section of road.

Matt catches that INSIDE inside line.

Matt catches that INSIDE inside line.

As Matt K explains in a recent Facebook post, he is thankful of Sector 9’s support over the years. He says, “Time has come to turn the page. We’ll see what the future holds.” If it’s anything like the past, it’ll be buttery and smooth. Stay tuned to SkateSlate.com for updates on Matt K, the nomad.

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