Firewire LFT SKX surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White
The SKX has become Stu Kennedy's go-to contest shortboard when the conditions are a little shy of perfect.
The board performs with immediate responsiveness, bags of lift and drive from the planing hull and would suit an aggressive surfer who favours a carving style coupled with an aerial assault.
The Firewire LFT SKX was designed to thrive in thigh-high to head-high punchy waves, but has earned a rep for ripping in bumpy onshore conditions where linking snappy radical turns in chop is required.
Linear Flex Technology or LFT has replaced the Rapidfire internal carbon rods with an 18mm wide composite Springer stringer 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 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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PAUL KIRBY (reviewed 31/08/2018)
Great job guys!
Michael Rees (reviewed 11/07/2018)
Ashley O'Harrow (reviewed 01/05/2018)
Paul Mason (reviewed 21/04/2018)
Changing to a 6’1”/32.9l SKX has been a great move so far. Thinner rails, a bit more rail line and a bit more rocker make this a lot more responsive and easier to use in the steeper parts of the wave. The board feels really quick, too - it’s my first Tomo shape and I’m enjoying it a lot.
No chance to try this in big waves yet; I’m not sure how it will handle that, but it’s not really what I bought it for anyway, so...
Ollie Carter (reviewed 14/04/2018)
Ollie Carter (reviewed 14/04/2018)
ben r (reviewed 22/01/2018)
The surf was big ....right on the limit of what that board could handle.
But it’s the fastest thing I’ve been on that’s for sure .
It just wants you to use that speed up all the time .
davey (reviewed 16/10/2017)
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