Which Firewire?

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by ThaSpede, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. ThaSpede

    ThaSpede New Member

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    Oct 12, 2020
    Hello friends!
    I'm looking for a new board.
    I'm a portuguese surfer with 1,84m high and 77kg.
    Currently I ride a 6'8 pointy shortboard, the measures are not certain, but around 20 inch wide. I don't know the volume, but by my measures ir around 38L.

    Currently I can catch the wave, cut the wave, and currently learning the pump - going up and down the wave.

    I'm looking forward to buy a used firewire but I need some help. It's a bit confusing.
    I have some boards under my eye:
    - Dominator 6'6 45L (maybe to much volume)
    - Dominator 6'2 38L
    - Unibrow 6'4 37,3L
    - Hellfire 6'4 37L

    I want to have security in steep waves, ease of paddling, have speed for small waves, good manueverability, but still some margin to make mistakes (a cool forgiving board). (looks like I want everything, I know it's hard, but I'll try!)

    Thank you guys!
     
  2. Adiespra

    Adiespra Member

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    Sep 17, 2017
    That is awesome, if we can get help from someone Good luck!
     

  3. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    The wingnut..get the wingnut. The wingnut. Its 9'2 46 I'm volume and no pumping required. Cross step is required. Get on the nose high in the wave and enjoy the view. Step back to the tail cut hard back in the white water and race back up to the nose for speed!....ummm what was the question???
     
  4. ThaSpede

    ThaSpede New Member

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    Oct 12, 2020
    Hi my friend
    Thank you for the suggestion, but I already have a longboard, and was looking for something smaller.
    Can you guys help me distinguishing these boards? I've read a lot but I'm still a bit confused
     
  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Why Firewire? Do you have any local surfboard builders you can talk to? That is where I would start. They will know the waves around you and can accurately suggest something based on your ability.

    It sounds like you are beginner, so rather than spending a pile of money on a super high-tech surfboard, buy a used fish, or even a used Firewire if you can find one and see if you like it.
     
  6. ThaSpede

    ThaSpede New Member

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    Oct 12, 2020
    Thanks friend
    Those firewires I mentioned are used ones for sale (costing between 300€ and 350€).
    I'm considering these because of the low price and incredible condition. But I understand your point.
    Thanks!
     
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  7. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Shape wise it looks like the hellfire is way different than the other two so cut that one out.

    I think the dominator might be my choice for you based on what your saying about yourself. The 6'2" @38ltr is a little more than 2kg a ltr I think. Which I think is in the range for a good working mans surfers volume. Also, f it's the same volume you've been surfing you'd be used to it.

    my 2 euros