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Firewire LFT Midas surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White

Firewire LFT Midas surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White
Firewire LFT Midas surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White Firewire LFT Midas surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White

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Regular Price: £650.00

Special Price £530.00

You save: £120.00 (18%)

9 Customer Reviews - Read Them (9)

5 out of 5 stars

If you're looking for that magic surfboard, a "grab-and-go" stick to fit in-between your groveller and your good wave step-up...your quest is over.

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  • Name The Firewire LFT Midas surfboard 5ft 8"
  • Ability Intermediate/Advanced
  • Volume 29.3 litres
  • Conditions Anything from thigh to head high waves
  • Construction EPS Interior Foam/Composite Deck Skin/LFT Composite Springer HD/Fibreglass and Epoxy Resin
  • Dimensions 5ft 8 x 19.5 x 2.312
  • Fin system FCS II Thruster
  • Fins included No

Product Details

The all new Firewire LFT Midas surfboard incorporates new technologies and ideas into what appears to be a fairly familiar outline; the tail has more than a passing resemblance a 1980's twin fin and the nose is a little wider than a regular shortboard. The bump-wing finishes just behind the fins creating a "break-point" allowing the tail to release in the turns and naturally brings the tips of the swallow tail closer together making the board significantly looser than you'd expect. The wing and the slightly wider nose naturally straightens the rail line helping the Midas generate speed and drive down the line.

The most obvious features on the Midas are the "Board Eat Board" bottom contours which essentially equate to having two boards working in your favour; the inner outline creates a flat bottom concave which runs all the way out through the fins, while the two side panels running down the rails flow from concave to flat vee, while still maintaining that deep single concave down the middle resulting in increased speed and peak performance.

I guess you could call the Midas a high performance hybrid which like all the Machado boards, paddles and catches waves like a dream. A definite step-up from the Go-Fish with a very drivey feel when you plant your back foot and load up the fins. The LFT Midas looks to be a real performer for beach breaks up to head high and would absolutely thrive on a lined up point.

If you're looking for that magic surfboard, a "grab-and-go" stick to fit in-between your groveller and your good wave shortboard...your quest is over. The Midas is a really usable surfboard with more than enough performance for the vast majority of surfers in 90% of the conditions they encounter both at home and on their travels.

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.

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 info@boardshop.co.uk or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250. And don't forget we offer interest free finance on all new premium surfboards!

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Overall Customer Rating

9 Customer Reviews - Read Them (9)

5 out of 5 stars

Coming back to surfing after few years thus 6’8”
She is catching waves on her own...! Honestly
Super happy
Great board, great service ...
... I´m 175cm, 70kg and bought the 5ft10 as hybrid for better waves.
Catched so many waves in Portugal this year, and is still good to surf in headhigh up to doubleheadhigh conditions. A lot of fun in smaller conditions and the MR 2+1 fins.
This was my third board sent to Austria and it will not be the last one!!
Midas 6,1
This board is fantastic. Stamp on the tail and find the turbo, crisp and sharp rail to rail .
Getting a new board can always comes with apprehension but after the first wave I knew I’d made the right choice.
It’s already my favourite board!
Thanks to Matt at the Boardshop team for his knowledgeable advice . A fantastic service from a great team .
Received 2 days after purchasing and that’s with living on the Isle if Man.
I can’t recommend the board and Boardshop enough .
Thanks guys!
Fantastic service
Fantastic service, great advice and prompt delivery
Really looking forward to getting the board in the water next week. Keep you posted
Amazing Flow & Release
Surfed this board in 5'11 for the first time about a week ago in thigh - waist high clean little right hand runners at Bournemouth Pier. So much flow and speed (Rivals the Sci Fi for speed) even in small soft waves and feels super loose which is fun. Really recommend this board and thanks to the Board Shop for getting the board out to me in a couple of days in perfect condition! Can't wait to get it out in some good waves!
Awesome service, amazing board!
Just want to say thanks to Roger and the team for helping come to a decision on a new board, if your thinking of buying one don't hesitate just get in touch these guys will make sure to help you were they can! Board was amazing on its first trip out feels great under foot light, fast and still forgiving, paddles into waves great as well! cant wait to get it out again and cant wait to try as a twinny as well!
Great service, great board; nothing to add.
Catches waves real nice, and feels fast down the line,
So after a few surfs, i think this boards gonna be a good un.....Stuck some performa mediums in and getting used to the extra length. Catches waves real nice, and feels fast down the line, think you need to apply a little more pressure for the turn, to combat the rail line..but all good...Hope this board is selling well for you, as i feel its being overshadowed by the Go Fish. Will try this as a twinny (ish) with small trailer, when the surf is next small and clean.
Midas 5.10 Fcs2
Great Allround Board up to 5 ft. Super fast!
Very good custumer service @ boardshop

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