View Full Version : One board quiver
06-09-2012, 03:42 PM
I have a mate who's threatening to give up his short board & start riding logs cause he does not catch heaps of waves anymore on his shorty & is getting that frustrating point of not enjoying the surf!
For as long as I have known him he insists on only having one board, he likes the familiar & is not real good at changing his ways!
I'm trying to introduce him to the wonders of Firewire be it hybrid or performance & would like to know what the lads/girls on here think would be the best one board quiver?
I know one boards not going to do it all, just need ideas on versatility he usually surfs between 2'-6' from sloppy/full to clean/fast hollow waves.
Currently he rides a 6'2" rusty tufflite, he is much lighter than me so its pointless me letting his lend my Firewires as they are way over volumed for him!
I was thinking the Activator might do the trick for starters.
What do you reckon???????????????????????????????????????????
06-09-2012, 08:30 PM
I reckon the Hellfire or Spitfire or the model you mentioned would all be ideal. If it was me and I could only choose on board it'd be an Alternator, Hellfire or Futura, slightly edging toward the latter two for their better suitability in small waves. I just have a feeling your mate is agree a board favouring paddle which brings the Spit and Dom etc into frame.
06-10-2012, 01:43 AM
Activator ordered in RapidFire and Futures for a good groveler and good Hybred performance for ok to good/average+ waves. Probably the 6-1 or the 5-11 for him. use the AM-2 fins as a tri or with combo the Rusty quad rears. I am getting a few more waves than I was with the dominator, due to confident late drops as well. My Hellfire reacts best in good to excellant waves. Hellfire not forgiving enough to grovel in less than desireable surf.
06-10-2012, 04:27 AM
Thanks Fritzkat that was my feeling but not having riden one (no demos out here yet) I'm looking for someone whos had a go!
Can't wait for your Activating report once you get that newbee out & put it through its paces.
Especially want to know if it grovels as good as the dom & can perform nearly as well as the Hellfire once it gets a bit of juice!
06-10-2012, 10:23 AM
The FUEGO hands down is the ultimate one board quiver .
Surfed it from 2ft slop to 8ft grinders , the board loves it all .
06-11-2012, 08:52 AM
06-11-2012, 02:12 PM
So Chris, if you had to choose only one Firewire board ( thats like some horrid sick form of torture I know) would you choose the EFL for versitility & performance in the wave range I mentioned at the start of this thread?
06-13-2012, 11:23 AM
I would like to know that as well, give us your thoughts Chris.
06-13-2012, 12:09 PM
so to me, if you have a stubborn surfer, it would be incredibly important to identify whether he or she even wants a hybrid. To me if I could only have one board, i would want a shortboard because its TERRIBLE to be in great surf with an over matched hybrid and the fact that he is riding shortboard leads me to think that he isn't going to be too psyched to be caught on a hollow day without a shortboard. Knowing that, you might want to push him towards the Alternator line.
If, however, he is interested in a do-it-all hybrid, then the El Fuego and Dominator/Spitfire would be at the top of my list.
Hope this helps!
06-13-2012, 12:26 PM
*cough* Hell Razor *cough*
06-13-2012, 02:38 PM
Thanks for your insight Chris, I know its an impossible question with so many variables but really appreciate your thoughts!
Prj, hope that Hell *cough* you have clears up soon! Thanks as well all!
I'll take my mate for a trip to the Firewire demo shop next flat spell!
06-14-2012, 11:15 AM
So Chris would that be the board you would recommend based on this thread or would that be the one board you would have based on your surf preferences. If you could have just one board for you would it be the Alternator and why?
I think I would go for the Hellfire on this one
06-15-2012, 12:01 PM
Yeah Alternator most likely. Its the most well rounded shape and a majority of days you can grovel with it, its just more work. Then when its decent, you are covered. nothing worse than good waves and a hybrid.....
06-15-2012, 03:44 PM
Yeah I figured that is what you would say.
06-18-2012, 09:58 AM
But it varies from person to person, age to age, region to region...
06-19-2012, 12:47 PM
This is my first post so take it easy on me. I just got the 5'11" Activator FST and am loving it. I rode a 5'10" Futura for 6 years before but recently put on over 25lbs for hockey and needed to go bigger. I was looking for a board I could ride almost everyday with more volume and drive. I have rode it from around knee to a foot overhead and it is working really well. I have the Mayhem quad fins and the board is so fast. Also rode it with the K3s but like the quad is fun for the small summer surf.
Other than the Activator I would lean towards a Hellrazor for a single board quiver to have a better board on the high performance days. I think the next board I will add is a 6'1" Hellrazor. I am hoping to demo one this fall when the NW swells start to fill in.
06-19-2012, 10:06 PM
Activator is a good all arounder... I am stoking on it, surfed 3 plus hours yesterday.. everything else is shelfed this summer until it gets over head plus again.
06-20-2012, 09:31 AM
Yeah the Activator is probably a one board quiver that you can surf more often. If you are thinking of a 1 board quiver for better waves, then yeah, the Hellrazor is a great option. You just want to look at the conditions that you are most frequently in and try to address those conditions with your board choice!!
how much more weight do you see your self gaining on the 175lbs?
Thanks for the support and stoked to have you on the forum
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