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Thread: Firewire surfboards
snapped mine after a year. Nice board though... too expensive...
Mar 1, 2010, 07:39 PM #3Junior Member
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- Sep 2007
broke mine too
same thing -- the board snapped after less than one year. big wave did it (2x overhead) but i still felt a regular board would not have broken. i would avoid them.
Mar 1, 2010, 08:51 PM #4
i've had one as well. not a bad board. didnt really like the shape for our waves.
honestly there are better boards out there shaped domestically. ie COIL surfboards. not to mentions lots of shapers are shaping epoxy if you wanted the strength.
they have these new rapid fire models where the deck is made out of bamboo .. they say it is only a little stronger then a regular PU board but it is there newest and cheapest board out. did any one hear anything about it?
Mar 2, 2010, 12:59 AM #6
depends on model. Flexfire, the most popular model is super high performance, but the waves only get good enough around here a few times a year for the board to excel. Friend has a taj model, don't know why he got it, and he always struggles on it due to the fact that it wasn't made for our waves. the dominator looks sweet.
Mar 2, 2010, 01:59 PM #7Senior Member
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- Mar 2010
- Ocean City
Snapped my flexfire in half in hurricane bill this year up in AC. Had it for about two years. Really liked it up to that point. Although when i first got it, it took a while to get used to riding after riding PU boards for years.
When my snapped I was surprised to find that the core is made of the same stuff as styrofoam cooler foam. Tiny beads of foam smashed (glued?) together...
^ good point