Re: Firewire Surf Boards & Surf Tech
No my reply is not from lack of use or repairing dings on both they are both a ball ach to repair Surftech by far needing the more elaborate repair. Yes early firewire boards were plagued with some isues and the later batches are better. As looks go they are cool looking but looks are not everything, have you ever seen a wood rail foam seperation? Lemme tell ya it's a disaster. And as this so called flex aproach I see getting spewed out so much lemme ask why would one need or want fin foil,rails/board shape,concave/tails etc. designed into a stick creating certian properties that are wanted/needed only to have this so called board flex change the dynamics and take away or totaly change these designed features? Certain boards do have more inherent so caled "flex" due mainly to the way it's made and second to what it's made of.
So called stiff Epoxy/ or Surftech boards hold the hydrodynamics due to their inherent stif/ridgid feel and I see most find it hard or very different feeling to the ones with so called flex or poly construction that using them due to the board holding it's designed hydrodynamics so well v.s. a polly board is totaly diferent. Kinda like a ridged frame motorcycle v.s. a swing arm suspension motorcycle one is by far more forgiving and the outher has the feel of everything in the roadway
As an experiment a buddy and I made a super ridged/heavy polly stick and had a couple of people surf it then had em surf anouther stick simalar but standard construction and told em it was an epoxy and then had em surf yet anouther simmilar stick but it was an epoxy board labled as a poly board,,, whadda ya think happened?? Board 1 and 3 were picked as the favorite sticks to surf and the standard poly was so called to bouncy,to stiff,did not feel right,did not respond the same etc.,etc. it was funny when the truth was revieled and a major shock to em all,,, so the point to this is why yes they hold different properties they are both surfable and showed mainly it's in your head,,, not in the board. Iv'e surfed both and repaired both and would still take the Surftech on a stregnth factor and a great cloned shape that's of the board I'm looking to get v.s. a Firewire, but hey it's your monney and your board and all in all your the one who has to live with your deccision. Good luck with whatever you chose and in reality they are both fine choices I just gave what I'd chose first in the two tossed out to pick from.