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    Brian Heritage?

    so i have a buckled board and i contacted firewire about it and they recommended i take it to Brian Heritage down in sea isle to repair it. anyone have experience with him, i hear he makes good boards so im sure he will do a good job im just hoping its not too expensive

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    I have a board shaped by him. He does a really good job on the glassing.

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    my guess is that you're not likely to get your money's worth. has nothing to do with whether heritage can shape a good board or not. has to do with the construction of firewire boards. to repair a board correctly, you need to reproduce the process made to construct that board. firewire uses some form of vacuum bagging and i doubt heritage has that set up. this site has excellent information on epoxy board repair: http://www.boardlady.com/index.htm but this guy's active: http://stickyfingerssurf.com/
    you should contact him for the lowdown.
    Last edited by satanv; May 19, 2013 at 04:35 PM.

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    depending on how bad the buckle is and where it is on the board is going to determine a lot.

    But most of the time when you buckle a board, even if you try to fix it, its like cancer, the boards just going to go down hill.

    Buckling a board weakens it sooo much it's likely to break in surf with some power, or a surfer who can power surf.

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    My friend buckeled his firewire, and took it to Heritage in OC. I can't think of his name, maybe jessie? but he did a good job. I bet if you take it to heritage in sea isle he'll give it to that dude at the OC heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satanv View Post
    my guess is that you're not likely to get your money's worth. has nothing to do with whether heritage can shape a good board or not. has to do with the construction of firewire boards. to repair a board correctly, you need to reproduce the process made to construct that board. firewire uses some form of vacuum bagging and i doubt heritage (or his minions) have that set up. this site has excellent information on epoxy board repair: http://www.boardlady.com/index.htm but this guy's active: http://stickyfingerssurf.com/
    you should contact him for the lowdown.
    I have no idea about Heritage, but having just done two repairs to firewires (one a major deck delam repair), i agree. They are SO hard to repair using regular methods (i.e. cut out the bad part, fill, reglass). The middle of a firewire is a no-mans land of porous core materials that jus wants to soak up resin, bubble off interior pressure and in general make the repair WAY more difficult than a reg board. For some reason it bugs me that these boards are made that are really prone to damage, and then you have to take it to a specialist to get an expensive repair done properly.

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    thanks for the info so far guys. the buckle isnt that bad and i sent pictures of it to the guys at firewire. they said i could send it back to them and they would fix it for free, i would just have to pay for shipping both ways which would probably end up like $100 - $150 i would imagine.

    im sure it would be as good as new if i had them do it but when i asked if there was somewhere nearby with firewire experience they recommended Heritage for somewhere close to get it repaired. im assuming that was because he must have experience with firewire technology and how to properly repair them.

    i dont know, i guess ill just take it in and talk to him about it and maybe send it back to firewire if i dont feel comfortable getting it fixed there

    *if anyone knows of cheap shipping options to send it back to firewire in CA then maybe ill end up doing that, let me know if you guys know of anything i should look into
    Last edited by RobG; Jan 12, 2011 at 11:16 PM.

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    Yeah I would take to heritage in OC or sea isle, .Ask to talk to Jamie he can fix anything and his work is top notch.

    PPL like Satanv shouldnt run there mouths off if they dont know who they are talking about just to plug someone else's site

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    ...it bugs me that these boards are made that are really prone to damage, and then you have to take it to a specialist to get an expensive repair done properly.
    You said it, brother. Aviso et. al. .... Bert's now doing his own thing, and the boards are way more durable... Sunova. Not indestructible, but at least twice as strong, but with all the flex you expect out of a parabolic. I can't say enough about his boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satanv View Post
    my guess is that you're not likely to get your money's worth. has nothing to do with whether heritage can shape a good board or not. has to do with the construction of firewire boards. to repair a board correctly, you need to reproduce the process made to construct that board. firewire uses some form of vacuum bagging and i doubt heritage (or his minions) have that set up. this site has excellent information on epoxy board repair: http://www.boardlady.com/index.htm but this guy's active: http://stickyfingerssurf.com/
    you should contact him for the lowdown.
    WTF are you talking about? minions? you have no clue of whom you speak. the guy who does ding repair of the 3 heritage shops (& the better part of south jersey surf shops in general) is the single best ding repair guy in the area. he can (& frequently does) repair firewires the way they are meant to be repaired. jamie has a vacuum pump & the whoe shebang ready yo go when needed.
    but you're right in that brian has little or nothing to do w/ it. but jamie is in no way his "minion", toolbag.