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    My only question is what type of firewire are you talking about...FST, Direct Drive, rapidfire...??? that would make the difference of whether or not I send it to FW...or which shop I would decide upon. Also, does the crease go to the rail or compromise it in anyway?

    A pic would be super helpful to evaluate it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    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.
    Exaclty . I have had repairs done by Jamie that he had to point out where they were cause I couldnt find them . Jamie can do it all from restoring vintage boards to Complex repairs he is the best board repair guy in NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Exaclty . I have had repairs done by Jamie that he had to point out where they were cause I couldnt find them . Jamie can do it all from restoring vintage boards to Complex repairs he is the best board repair guy in NJ
    Jamie has fixed quite a few of my boards and his work is undetectable unless you have some crazy color to match and even then its hard to find. If he can't fix it - its done.

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    he's a real cool guy. my friends board got skegged this year we took it to him and he fixed it right up. he's got a few guys in the shop that are older that do just as good work for him, so it's definatly worth the trip down. he can be an a$$ in the lineup if u don't respect him, but i guess that comes with his skill and the fact he owns a surf shop chain

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    heritage and all his "minions" are ****ing rock solid! the problem is once a board snaps in half its never the same. not only is the flow of the rocker kinked (which can be close to fixed) the flex in the spot of the fix isnt the same as the rest of the of the rocker. and as for heritage ding repairs...they are a goddamn good bet if this is the route you wanna go.
    Last edited by 420; Jan 13, 2011 at 03:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripthegnar View Post
    he's a real cool guy. my friends board got skegged this year we took it to him and he fixed it right up. he's got a few guys in the shop that are older that do just as good work for him, so it's definatly worth the trip down. he can be an a$$ in the lineup if u don't respect him, but i guess that comes with his skill and the fact he owns a surf shop chain
    point of fact, brian only owns the sea isle shop. his sister, tracy, owns & run the ocean city one, & randy young runs the margate shop. they are each independently owned, but all have a direct connection back to dan heritage, who opened the sea isle shop back in the 60's as a place to sell the boards he was shaping.

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    Awesome, I'll definitely take I down there this weekend and see what they can do, thanks for the help.

    Here's some pics of it. It's really not that bad of a buckle, it goes rail to rail but not through either of them so I don't think there is too much strength compromised. Also the rocker is still in tact and the foam isn't cracked at all underneath. It's a Lost Stealth FST, I'll take it down and talk to Jamie about it.






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    as long as the balsa rail integrity was not compromised it's a no problem job. Strength is in the rail with those parabolics. However, crease looks quite deep...may have to cut some of that out and drop some foam in there...Bummer that it is so close to your front foot. Hopefully you won't have too many problems in the future. You do it while air dropping or on a floater?

    In regards to shops, Heritage should be able to handle it as well as any other qualified shop...Using your pics, I'd contact someone on Satanv links above and ask their perspective on how to fix it (givne their in CA), post on Swaylocks.com as well...maybe even the firewire forum. Basically, I'd float it around to get an idea of how others (pros or bros) would fix it. This would allow you to get a little insight as well as be able to competantly talk with Jamie (or anyone else) about your options. Not all ding repair is quality ding repair...and being able to talk about it properly will only benefit you (for instance, understanding whether or not a vacuum pump would be necessary...does the foam need to be cut out or could it just be filled with q-cell...etc.). Realize you may get no response or even flamed a bit, but I think it would be worth it to know what you may be getting into with that type ding in that type of technology. My $.02...

    Also, love that stealth outline...always wanted to try that particular firewire...you enjoying it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    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
    Jaime is the man. Super mellow guy, really friendly, he'll definitely hook you up. Brian might be a little harder to get in touch with he's not always at the SIC shop and he bounces around between SIC, OC, and Margate a lot. The reason they probably recommended him is because he sells a lot of firewires, they're getting popular with the OC kids. When they first came out I remember Jaime doing a demo and jumping on the board deck down so you could see it flex to the floor without breaking because of the parabolic stringers. Pretty impressive.

    If firewire is offering to fix it for free your shipping I'd seriously consider it. Brian's a great guy and he's 2nd gen (my dad's favorite board was shaped by his dad) so go get an estimate but I doubt you'd get off much cheaper to fix buckled epoxy and if it's serious enough to compromise the board's integrity you can't beat having your board fixed for free by the manufacturer even if it's more expensive to ship as long as it's reasonable. Depends on the turn around too of course...

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    By the way, I like jaime and the guys at heritage enough that after years of creeping I registered just to post that comment...his reputation earned my cherry post.