Cheers everyone! First let me say that I'm new to the forum, so forgive me if this is an already debated thread. So, I'm currently looking to purchase a new board from the FireWire range. I already own a Hellfire 6'2" and I'm never going back to a PU board and most likely never going to purchase boards from any other manufacturer. I love the feel of FireWire boards and their durability is a major plus for those who really like to stick with that one magic board for ages, like myself. I'm 180cm tall and weigh 85kg, intermediate surfer who practices lots of sports. I've been riding my Hellfire most of the time, but I really feel that it excels on shoulder high surf and above, with tons of speed coming from the SA quad set that I have on it. On smaller surf and mushy waves I've been using a 5'7" CI Biscuit, which is now for sale. I felt that it was a bit too "stuck" not giving me enough freedom to take advantage of its short length. It felt bulky. I.m looking for something to replace the Biscuit, something that somehow becomes a step-down from the Hellfire but with the same loose and fast feel, something that transitions smoothly from one board to the other when the swell climbs or drops. Initially I was looking at the Spitfire, as I've loved the diamond tail on the Hellfire and the two seem to resemble (although the bottom of the two is quite different). I was looking at the Spitfire 5'10" at my local FireWire representative, and he told me that the V2 Rocket will be available at the shop soon. According to him it might be a better option for me than the Spitfire... I've read a lot of your threads here at the forum and I was hoping that you could shed some light on my dilemma. I'd love to hear your opinion on how these three boards relate with each other, how they overlap, etc... Last but not least: I'm from Portugal, so we have a lot of variety in terms of waves... From powerful beach break tubes to long, leg burning, reef breaks. I usually surf at a point break that works from gutless knee high to overhead, rarely but occasionally powerful depending on how the sand bar is shaped when the swell hits (so, as varied as it gets). Thanks in advance, Joćo
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