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Firewire LFT Evo Surfboard 5ft 1 FCS II - White
Board size is tricky, no hard and fast rule here, use your usual volume as a guide and ride it as short as you dare. Tomo boards work really well in LFT tech, heres the info the new Linear Flex Technology (LFT) replaces the Rapidfire internal carbon rods with an 18mm wide composite Springer HD Suspension System that runs from nose to tail and includes a top-deck sheet to improve compression resistance. This high density insert creates additional strength through the centre with increased flex through the tail. The EPS top sheet buffer above the HD Springer allows for some compression but without the raised ridge and cracking that can occur with traditional wooden stringer surfboards. LFT delivers plenty of 'TWANG' in and out of your turns and creates the fast-twitch flex response that gives the surfer the feedback and return desired. LFT at last brings the perfect blend of a brand-new traditional PU 'board feel' with the added durability of modern sandwich construction.
Boardshop is stoked to be a key partner for Firewire surfboards across Europe and beyond, we've been with them since the very start. Firewire surfboards are more durable than other surfboard manufacturing processes, and for 90% of surfers they will improve your surfing. Firewire is pushing the limits of applying new technology and innovation to surfboard design and always has an eye on the environmental impact of what they do, they truly are different to the other board companies out there. Firewire have come a long way since the early boards and the range of shapes and tech just gets better and better. A big chunk of the boards in the range are perfectly suited to the waves that 90% of us surf on a regular basis so if you haven't already give them a try. The staff here have surfed pretty much every board in the Firewire range at some time or another and we speak to surfers from all over the world and get their feedback on how the boards perform in all sorts of conditions so we're well placed to talk about all aspects of Firewire surfboards.
We're happy to consider trading in your old board against a new Firewire, so If you have any questions about this we'd be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices or enquiries you might have, just drop us an email to email@example.com or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.
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Overall Customer Rating
Nell (reviewed 06/10/2016)
First try on chest to head high clean surf in Port Louis Guadeloupe, and I can tell there is no lie about this board... Fast, smooth, stable and reactive, it gives me some more flow!
Just make sure you don't take it too big:
mine is 5'3 (27.4L), it paddles and floats like my 5'10 hellfire (29.4L), catches the waves just as easily, and feels like bigger would'not be better. (I'm 6'1 - 165lbs)
Rob Nichols (reviewed 29/09/2016)
Klaver (reviewed 21/08/2016)
But before I'll go into more detail I first want to state how great the guys of boardshop have been with their service. Seriously guys, being dutch I'm not really familiair with the British dictionary but I'm pretty sure that if I were to look up 'Service' there would be a picture of Ian giving the thumbs up ;-) Something went wrong with the delivery and the way you solved it was second to none and made me an even bigger fan.
OK, the way the surfs. I live in Holland and surf crappy, wind chop waves (and still love it) but I was really in doubt about buying the evo and even more so because I bought it 5,5 (30,5L) where I normally buy boards around 33 liters. The board feels really stable and easy to paddle even in small waves but what I loved most is the way it surfs. From the moment you get up it feels like the wave your riding stays open longer than on your other boards and has way more canvas to work with. In other words the board is really fast but stable at the same time. For me this translates to the bizar sensation of going really fast but feeling like you've got enough time to choose your next section or turn.
All in all. absolutely love it!
Matt (reviewed 19/07/2016)
matt kerrigan (reviewed 14/07/2016)
So thanks again and have an awesome surf. Hopefully get my evo wet this weekend!
Loic (reviewed 05/07/2016)
Blair (reviewed 28/06/2016)
Evo surfed it once so far... Does every thing it says on the tin.. Too easy !
Russ (reviewed 20/06/2016)
Brett Harzo (reviewed 12/05/2016)
Dai (reviewed 17/04/2016)
Steve (reviewed 08/04/2016)
I found that my normal volume for a wide short board was spot on.
Boardshop customer care was excellent as I went for a 5'4" at 30 litres and realised it was to big,I hadn't ridden it and called them up,no problem,they swapped it for a 5'3".
Buy your boards from these guys,they know their stuff and after sales is the best.
Andrew Gibson (reviewed 26/03/2016)
Liam Gibson (reviewed 22/03/2016)
And once up and riding you don't have to think about generating speed . You feel like you have speed to do anything .
Defiantly fastest board ridden in waves with no power but Also it still feels like it can handle bigger and better waves , as still feels high performance.
simon reeveson (reviewed 24/02/2016)
Pier (reviewed 09/12/2015)
I think I need some Time to understand this Board .
Now I want to try it in bigger surf .
ed woolner (reviewed 06/11/2015)
First wave was crazy, crap surf but I came off the bottom on my backhand smacked the lip, slid round a bit and literally straightlined dumbfounded!
Bogged a rail on a few turns, put too much into them, mainly I think because I am not used to so much speed – all in all 10 out of 10 though. I am converted
zac chandler (reviewed 17/09/2015)
jakob h (reviewed 17/09/2015)
Carlo (reviewed 05/08/2015)
In the surf paddling is easy, the wide nose means you have to adapt a bit, duck dives are no problem, the extra bit of nose width doesn't cause problems. You get easy and early into waves. Even steep drops are no problem. The board feels very predictable/stable under your feet and at high speeds its easy to turn in a remarkable tight arc.
I'll have to see how it behaves in a bit more junky surf, for now we've just had clean surf but I reckon it will handle it well. This might just be the one board quiver.
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