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    firewire, what kind should i get ?

    im 5'5 and 135 pounds and i like the way my friends firewire rides but its way to big for me. i odnt know tha much about them though and i dont wana spend 700 on a new board without asking around so what do any riders think of their taj models or the flexfire. i want a high perfomance shortboard that can ride new jerseys year round conditions, from clean to crap

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    Northender Guest
    truthfuly there is not a year around highperformance shortboard for the crap waves we get on the east coast. I ride and love my 6'0 futura by firewire, its not considered a short board but it def rides like one. Im 5'10 and 125 pounds and i wish i got the 5'10 board. But i ride my futura in everything its got enugh volume to surf small waves and catch them very early, works great in an average wave and also floats me well enough to surf the biggest stuff we can paddle into on the ec. I recomend the futura I love the thing so much. If you decide to get that board ride it as a twin finner. Then swith the middle fin once the waves get bigger then 7 feet

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    il check it out thank you

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    don't get the taj model, that doesn't work In jersey at all. The flexfire is your better bet. The futura isn't a performance board. Since firewires are so thin and such a performance board, go with the 5'8 instead of the 5'6 to give yourself a little more foam.

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    I am selling a 5'10 firewire flexfire direct drive for about $500. It is in perfect shape. only one small pressure ding on the bottom

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    Northender Guest
    high perfomance is a state of mind look at what robmachado rides with the biscuit and fishcuit. All the kelly boards I wouldnt consider highpeformance but he kills it. Dont let the typical short board ruin your perspective. Open your mind a little. I just got a 5'9 single fin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northender View Post
    high perfomance is a state of mind look at what robmachado rides with the biscuit and fishcuit. All the kelly boards I wouldnt consider highpeformance but he kills it. Dont let the typical short board ruin your perspective. Open your mind a little. I just got a 5'9 single fin


    The Machado Single Fin is sick. I rode one not to long ago . For a single fin its so reposive but not too touchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northender View Post
    high perfomance is a state of mind look at what robmachado rides with the biscuit and fishcuit. All the kelly boards I wouldnt consider highpeformance but he kills it. Dont let the typical short board ruin your perspective. Open your mind a little. I just got a 5'9 single fin
    its not high performance...rob is just one of the best surfers in the world. he can rip on anything. Kellys wizard sleeve is high performance for him, its just way out of our league.
    Ever see dane's section in 5'5 redux surfing the fishcut? yeah enough said

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    I would check out steve boysen surfboards at sbsurfboards.com. great custom boards for not a lot of money.

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    Northender Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    The Machado Single Fin is sick. I rode one not to long ago . For a single fin its so reposive but not too touchy.
    ya robs board was a model that I gave to my shaper for this one. \


    I dont know who responded to me but you dont need some thing "high performance" to shred