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    Can't Decide on What Surfboard to Buy

    I am looking to purchase a new surfboard and I am not sure on which board to go with. It's been a while since I purchased a brand new surfboard. My goal is to find a board that can handle a wide range of surf conditions and give me the best perfomance. I shopped around and these are the boards that I am interested in. Please give some feedback on which you think I should go with.
    My vote is for the FireWire Dominator (Rapidfire) - 5'10" x 20" X 2 1/2" (5 Fin).

    Me: 5'7", 170lbs, Experienced Surfer, I Surf Delaware, Ocean City.MD, New Jersey.
    1. FireWire Dominator (Rapidfire) - 5'10" x 20" X 2 1/2" (5 Fin)
    http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/quiver_boards.php?boardid=dominator[/url]
    2. FireWire Spitfire (Rapidfire) - 5'10" x 20" X 2 1/2" (5 Fin)
    http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/qu...ardid=spitfire
    3. WRV Nugget - 5'8" x 19? x 2? (5 Fin)
    http://www.surfermag.com/2011-surfbo...yinger-nugget/
    4. WRV Wambat - 5'9" X 19 1/4" X 2 5/16" (3 Fin)
    http://www.surfermag.com/2011-surfbo...nandez-wombat/
    5.TPatterson The Rising Sun - 5’10” x 19 1/2” x 2 7/16” (3 Fin)
    http://www.swell.com/T-PATTERSON-SUR...URFBOARD?cs=WH
    Last edited by eastbreak; Oct 4, 2011 at 01:34 PM. Reason: Cleaned Up Things

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    http://www.robertssurf.com/wd/
    or the Yinger Nugget


    EPS/Epoxy construction

    Firewire is China made crap.

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    +1 for the Nugget and the Rising Son. Seems like Santa Cruz Pumpkin Seeds are pretty popular around here. I surf the same places and I think my overall favorite board is a 6'0 (I'm 6'1 / 185) round nose fish kinda thing. Not super great on ultra steep OC, but everywhere else, it's consistently the right choice. ...I know this is a long shot, but just thinking of people I know from the lineup who live in Milford - this isn't Damien is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    +1 for the Nugget and the Rising Son. Seems like Santa Cruz Pumpkin Seeds are pretty popular around here. I surf the same places and I think my overall favorite board is a 6'0 (I'm 6'1 / 185) round nose fish kinda thing. Not super great on ultra steep OC, but everywhere else, it's consistently the right choice. ...I know this is a long shot, but just thinking of people I know from the lineup who live in Milford - this isn't Damien is it?
    Close - Dwayne
    I do love the Nugget, but only able to find a 5'8" in the area. I would feel better with a 5'10", I may need to order directly from WRV in VA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    http://www.robertssurf.com/wd/
    or the Yinger Nugget


    EPS/Epoxy construction

    Firewire is China made crap.
    The FireWire is made in China? Damn everything is made there.
    The White Diamods looks nice and Bethany Surf Shop is a resealer. - Thanks something to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbreak View Post
    The FireWire is made in China?
    Actually Thailand, but might as well be China. Cheap Asian non-surfer labor.

    The White Diamond is an amazing board that can handle a broad range of conditions. Robert is a nice guy and great to work with. I would call him and hash out a custom. I would bet the nugget is very similar to the WD, but have never seen one in person. You could probably get a great custom from Bob as well.

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    I got the WRV rockfish i'm assuming its alot like the nugget. Regardless the rockfish was my best purchase ever. I'm sure the nugget will be your best purchase as well. Love the 5 fin

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34thStreetSurfing View Post
    I got the WRV rockfish i'm assuming its alot like the nugget. Regardless the rockfish was my best purchase ever. I'm sure the nugget will be your best purchase as well. Love the 5 fin
    I currently ride my custom WRV 6'4" Simular to RocketFish, Had it for about 12 years and still is my goto board, but would like to drop size to get more performance, I saw the Nugget and it has a great shape and WRV's hold up well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    Actually Thailand, but might as well be China. Cheap Asian non-surfer labor.

    The White Diamond is an amazing board that can handle a broad range of conditions. Robert is a nice guy and great to work with. I would call him and hash out a custom. I would bet the nugget is very similar to the WD, but have never seen one in person. You could probably get a great custom from Bob as well.
    I hear ya... Cheaply made boards for high cost - $630.00 and up, that's one reason I posted this forum. I always surfed fiberglass boards, the epoxy looks cheap and stiff, plus I have seen so many guys complain about layers splitting and tuff to repair... Thanks for your input.
    Last edited by eastbreak; Oct 4, 2011 at 03:04 PM. Reason: typo

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    Have you checked out Coil yet?

    http://www.coilsurf.com/

    http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/coil-ride-reports

    http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/sho...=0#Post1761469

    EPS/epoxy vacuum bagged composite made in Florida, US. Durable and lively. Can't recommend them enough.

    Mike Daniel used to shape for Coil and can make you whatever you want. The website is severely lacking in content, but that's only because the underground hype has been so high that they don't need to market themselves.