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    Firewire Alternator

    I was wondering if anyone has tried the Firewire Alternator. Do they really live up to the hype? And most importantly, are they worth all the money? Is it a good east coast board? I also had some questions about board length. I am 5'6" and 150lbs and I am looking for a fast loose board with a tight turning radius. Would a 5'8" do the trick or would a 5'10" be better? And how the durability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VineyardSurfer View Post
    I was wondering if anyone has tried the Firewire Alternator. Do they really live up to the hype? And most importantly, are they worth all the money? Is it a good east coast board? I also had some questions about board length. I am 5'6" and 150lbs and I am looking for a fast loose board with a tight turning radius. Would a 5'8" do the trick or would a 5'10" be better? And how the durability?
    im 6'1 210lbs and have the alternator since july. i absolutely love it. sooo easy to paddle i bought the 6'4 and its too big. the firewire foam floats unreal. definitely go with the smaller board.

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    Join Date
    May 2008
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    have 3 firewires.. they float the same.. try the dominator its much more versatile then the alternator.. i have both.. have ridden in knee to overhead and its gone sick.. i ride a 5'8 and weigh 175

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    Quote Originally Posted by swell5 View Post
    have 3 firewires.. they float the same.. try the dominator its much more versatile then the alternator.. i have both.. have ridden in knee to overhead and its gone sick.. i ride a 5'8 and weigh 175
    I also have 2 firewire boards and I can say they are my favorite to ride. Just got the sweet potato and I love it so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swell5 View Post
    have 3 firewires.. they float the same.. try the dominator its much more versatile then the alternator.. i have both.. have ridden in knee to overhead and its gone sick.. i ride a 5'8 and weigh 175
    I am currently shaping a 5'6" retro fish that is going to be my versatile board. I was thinking that the alternator would my high performance board for days when the waves are better.

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    May 2008
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    central li, topsail island nc
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfsolo View Post
    I also have 2 firewire boards and I can say they are my favorite to ride. Just got the sweet potato and I love it so far!
    yeah thats next can't wait to score the spud.. what did you ride it in? what size did you get your weight? i'm leaning towards the 5'4