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Firewire LFT Moonbeam surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White
The Moon beam came about when Rob set about designing a board for smaller weaker waves; the kind of waves served up at his home breaks in San Diego or the average days he encounters on his worldwide wave quests to places like Japan.
This new LFT shape has a similar nose template to Rob's hugely popular Midas giving it that skatey feel in smaller waves. Extra lift was added to the rocker in the nose to prevent it getting hung up when executing snappy turns in and around the pocket. Above average surfers will enjoy the Moonbeam's exaggerated tail rocker which delivers a loose and responsive feel and rapid direction changes.
If you're stuck between the Moonbeam and the Midas, it's worth remembering the Midas is definitely more controlled and comfortable in bigger more powerful waves whilst the Moonbeam will generate its own speed in smaller and weaker conditions. Rob says "The Moonbeam is meant to go fast and have fun".
All of Rob's 2018 quiver carry his unique Board Eat Board concave in the hull. This radical design is Rob's way of extracting extra speed without losing any of the boards responsiveness and ability to go from rail to rail.
The Moonbeam is an exciting little surfboard that could easily cope with pretty much any wave the vast majority of us surf 95% of the time. In waist high slop the Moonbeam will squirt through the sections and make the best of the poor conditions on offer, and when its head high the Moonbeam will give a controlled and positive feel with bucket loads of speed.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Thomas Pinnington (reviewed 25/10/2018)
I look forward to getting used to epoxy again!
Nicolas (reviewed 10/08/2018)
Thank you, Rog! And thank you guys at boardshop
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