just punched in my stats and the output seems way too high. A 40 liter volume board feels right to me...but firewire is suggesting closer to 50 liters! (that would be one corky mofo). Anyone else getting suspiciously high results with firewire's volume calculator?
Is there a difference in volume between firewire and other brands? Is there a difference in volume between poly and eps?
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Thread: Firewire's Volume Calculator
Firewire's Volume Calculator
Jun 28, 2013, 04:12 PM #2
Jun 28, 2013, 04:25 PM #3
Agree they seem way to high. The CI board selector is more on the mark.
Jun 28, 2013, 11:32 PM #4
edit: i also find the idea that most surfers can tell the difference in buoyancy between poly & eps laughable. it's such a negligible amount. pros most likely can, or really small people, but not your average 150-200lb human.
Last edited by njsurfer42; Jun 28, 2013 at 11:34 PM.
Jun 29, 2013, 04:45 PM #5Senior Member
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Im not a pro but I can tell the difference .I dunno , its like with poly your in the wave and eps is more like your on top of it. Some people swear by firewire but if I dont get mine dailed in soon its goin on craigslist.
Jun 29, 2013, 05:42 PM #6
mine was over about 2 liters.
Jun 28, 2013, 06:57 PM #8
Take what you normally ride/like in a poly board. If the estimator for epoxy comes in equal or higher, you know it's not accurate. Also when it comes to epoxy boards, pay attention to if it's hand shaped or a punch out, or chinese garbage, etc. Many epoxies have basically no edges on the rails. This adds to the feeling of corkiness or planing too high that people don't like. Surfboards need edges and I see more epoxy boards out there that have none on them.
Jun 28, 2013, 07:14 PM #9
That calculator spit out a 15' kindling beast. Talk about volume...
Jun 28, 2013, 07:34 PM #10
There has been and probably never will be an agreement in the shaping industry on how to calculate board volume. The numbers and the formulas vary.