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Firewire Timbertek Greedy Beaver surfboard 5ft 10 FCS II - Natural Wood
Timbertek construction is the combination of a lightweight EPS core, and sustainably-grown timber deck skins, Firewire's legendary parabolic rail construction, and an Entropy bio-resin hot coat give an extremely lightweight and durable surfboard with ALL of the high performance flex traits of Firewire's existing technologies. Even more impressive, this tech has lead to a significant reduction in exterior lamination significantly further reducing the surfboards carbon footprint. TIMBERTEK, it's simply High Performance Art!
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Alfonso (reviewed 15/10/2018)
51 years old, living away from the Ocean, surf 2-5 days every month :( 6'5'' tall, 88 Kg, good physical form, and consider myself a "real" solid intermediate surfer (lived by the Ocean on great surfing spots about 15 years, surfing 2-3 sessions daily... I can surf from ankle high beachbreaks to double overhead reef breaks on most any board and although I don't do the best maneuvers I do make the wave 90% of the times...
To the board:
After quite some pondering I went for the 6'10'' (52 liters) as I am not planning to get stronger or surf more in the near future...
First session surfed a pointbreak headhigh to head and a half, strong off shore winds-30 knots-...not the ideal conditions as the wide nose slowed me down on take off almost as much as a longboard would, almost pearling on late takeoffs but the board held well and once on the face it turned well and went up the lip nicely. Possible to duck dive, but a lot of work when I got caught inside a few times. Would have been better off on my bigger wave board (7'0, 19 feet wide, 2 5/8, about 35 liters more or less...) but had to give new board a try.
Next sesion on shoulder to head high beachbreaks, lined up, very light off shores (yes, an ideal session for anyone :) Low tide was very nice, easy take off even on nice late peaks, board worked amazingly well, super happy !
Then the tide came up, waves got a bit flatter on take off and through all the ride, and crowd increased big time.... and this is when the GB became the PERFECT machine. It took off easy just a little earlier than all the young guys on shortboards, just enough to have priority (actually had to refrain from being too "greedy", let some perfect set waves go by... : ), just needed to be well on front of the board when paddling, stand back on the tail wen popping up and from then on it was a bliss ! easy fast bottom turns, nice cutbacks, slow but easy and well controlled on the lip, easy to pump so as to make flat sections easily, and held speed around closing out sections almost as good a s single fin longboard !
I will still surf my normal shortboards when conditions are perfect and crowd is light, don't want to loose that fast high performance feeling, but as soon as it is a bit on shore, waves are flatter or there is too many people I know which board to take out !
Another point, Boardshop.UK staff really great, answered well and precisely on both Email and phone, delivered to Spain in about 3-4 days, very well packed. Actually I planned to buy board in Spain, local dealer, but service was so good that I changed my mind. Thank you!
Kevin (reviewed 12/09/2018)
Pete (reviewed 11/09/2018)
Sébastien (reviewed 07/09/2018)
Bio: I’m almost 40. 75kg. Exp: 5 years of bi-weekly surfing, the last 3 years of only holiday’s sessions twice a year. Average fitness. Went for the 6’4 (yes, you can duck-dive it!)
Danny Ellis (reviewed 28/08/2018)
Miguel J. Carballido (reviewed 17/08/2018)
The people at boardshop will give you great advice on the dimensions.
As a reference a short Bio:
Age: 25, ~85kg, Fitness: Good Average (1-2x 8km Jog/Week, ~2x Bodyweight Workout / Week), Occupation: Physicist, I sit a lot in front of my desk. Surfing abilities: tbh poor average - but ok average for being landlocked (CH), Surf 2-3 times for 10-14days / year.
Mark (reviewed 30/07/2018)
vincenzo (reviewed 04/07/2018)
Louise Oliver (reviewed 22/06/2018)
Boardshop couldn't have been more helpful, offering real advice about the board and potential alternatives to consider. When it came to collecting the board, the guys couldn't have been more helpful. It's rare that you get this level of friendly and knowledgeable customer service these days. I would highly recommend them!
Gavin Collier (reviewed 25/05/2018)
I'm riding the 6.4 paddles and turns effortless looking forward to trying it in some good stuff very soon.
Thanks all at the Boardshop dealt with Ian for most of it so thanks for everything Ian.
Dave white (reviewed 27/04/2018)
The board gets you in like a longboard but feels more stable but just as snappy as a short board. I went for a 6’0 and was very surprised at how responsive it is. Get a size you want as you will learn it and love it.
Anton (reviewed 25/04/2018)
I did not have a chance to try the board out yet, but I like it still...
Surprising, but not necessarily negative, is the following though: The FW logo, all printed text as well as the fin boxes and leash plug are brown. I am used to black writing, a logo that looks like it is burned into the wood and black-grey fin boxes and leash plug (that is how the board is shown online, that is how other FW boards look, that is what i expected). I like the brown as well, it goes well with the TT looks. However, i kind if wish i had been told what to expect or maybe even given the choice...
Still worth 5 stars to me.
Matthew (reviewed 24/04/2018)
If there were six stars in the rating system to give I would have happily given seven.
The same goes for the Boardshop’s staff - I got a lot of valuable, personalized advice before purchase, and shipping and handling was done immaculately! The board arrived safe and sound straight to my BnB in Spain.
Couldn’t recommend the Boardshop or the Greedy Beaver more!
Steve Edgell (reviewed 20/04/2018)
Neumann Nicolas (reviewed 17/04/2018)
85 kgs and surfing it at 6.2 as intermediate surfer for 2 weeks in Arrifana/Algarve. Waves were pretty strong with around 5+ ft for about a week. If there's a channel, that's the go to board!
Had one of the longest rides of my life on this board.
Duckdiving definitely is little trickier due to the volume in the nose.
Steven (reviewed 13/04/2018)
Had my eye on the 6’6 but had worries it may not catch waves or surf as responsively as I liked.
Had four great surfs through March/April in 1-2-3ft clean and this thing glides its so smooth set up as a thruster. But point it at a lip or a section and you’ll make what your aiming to do! Small jab on your back-hand, float the section whatever you want! It really is that good.
Does not feel floaty or too much board. However I specifically got it for these conditions but could see it going well in most conditions. The pulled tail makes for a really stylish carve but never feels lazy especially when you drive hard off the fins.
Bottom line love it!
Your wave counts about to triple!
Watch out for upset long boarders cuz you just out paddled them for that last wave!
Mathieu (reviewed 20/02/2018)
Got the board in perfect conditions. Quick delivery
Was a bit worried when I got the packet from DHL as there was a deep hole in it and the postman didn't want to take any responsability for it. Thankfully the guys at Boardshop had done a great job packing in the board was in perfect conditions !!!
Thomas Rawlings (reviewed 05/02/2018)
Joxan akarregi (reviewed 15/12/2017)
Pedro Julio (reviewed 09/11/2017)
tobias (reviewed 05/11/2017)
I am 67kg and my choice was a 6.0. It is the first time I surfed quads. I wished I had this boards already years ago.
Thanks also for the fast delivery.
Tom (reviewed 14/08/2017)
* Very happy with effort made with shipping to Switzerland...
(Bullet Proof Packaging :)
Matt (reviewed 07/07/2017)
Fred H. (reviewed 15/03/2017)
The Greedy Beaver is absolutely brilliant. I've always loved renting longboards for the smaller days or the slower waves but never wanted to travel with one. I missed so many nice clean but small or mushy sessions because I had the wrong board. The Greedy Beaver is the perfect compromise. It takes off on anything, glidese through the mushy sections and you can actually pump your way through the fast inside sections and attack the lip. It is so easy and fun to ride its ridiculous. I now have a portable longboard and a quiver that enables me to surf everyday whatever the conditions without getting frustrated. My buddies who were surfing their shortboards in these conditions were going crazy while we were catching 200m - 300m waves to the beach.
I could never travel without this board again, it should be a staple to any quiver. One thing we did note is that the new FCS2 system is absolutely brilliant (I couldn't figure out at first why I had no screws in my fin plugs...), just clip in your fins.
Ian's advice on size and volume was perfect despite my endless doubts and questions. Service at boardshop is really perfect. With the Greedy at 6'4 I was a little worried it would be too big but it's so maneuverable I could nearly go longer. With my 83kg had no problem even on waist high mushy waves.
Willam (reviewed 29/01/2017)
chris anderson (reviewed 03/01/2017)
Just wanted to drop you a mail to say I'm super happy with the greedy beaver! I've had it out for a couple of surfs and I can tell it's going to really help me improve my surfing. Your advice on sizing was spot on, thank you for all your help. I was a bit dubious about buying a board online and 'un-seen' but you made the process very smooth and easy. I'll be back again I'm sure!
Happy new year,
Tom Shepherd (reviewed 25/08/2016)
Ken (reviewed 06/08/2016)
Daniele (reviewed 21/06/2016)
Ciaran (reviewed 03/04/2016)
Dan (reviewed 15/02/2016)
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