FW-Fan, i think you make a valid point on volume, but in my opinion, it plays equally as important a role as all the physical specs you mentioned. Volume really tells you a lot about the DNA of a board and how volume is distributed over the length, width and thickness. Also I would never buy a board that had rocker that I liked, but was 8 liters more than what I normally ride.
It all depends on what scale we are talking. I think you are right +/- 10%, but outside of that, volume really begins to play into the equation.
Thanks Chris, was definitely Adobe X the problem. Sorted and viewing now..
Interesting messing around with adding width and nose to MB but keeping tail similar and trying to keep thickness down.
Going to be surfing a thick 510 at a left hand point tomorrow in head and a half... possibly too much volume in tail but will be interesting!
Agree Chris..I certainly wasnt talking 8 litres difference but ..at least for me I can tolerate +/- 2 or so litres from my ideal without it being too much of an issue. After that we are taking boards for specific purposes such as uber grovellors etc. Some of the best boards I have owned have been Stretch Riedel quads where I knew my dims but had no idea of volume..I still don't but they work and thats because of many of the issues I named..but not specifically volume (within reason).
Originally Posted by Chris
I like how the other shaper models now have the firewire logo on them as the main brand. Makes more sense to me.
Even when people asked me how my stealth went. They'd say "How's that firewire go" instead of referring to it as a "Lost" board.
Love the mayhem shapes but i'm not a big fan of the new lost logo either, That backward s looks like a lowercase e, making is read "Loet"
I'd vote for the Lost shapes (I'd order a mini driver today if I could get it CBD), and I would also love to have the ability to choose a round-tail option in the Alternator & Flexfire. I'd put a custom round-tail Alternator in my quiver in a heartbeat.
I would totally agree there Mudsak. The Lost shapes and a greater range of tail options on the stock boards like the Alt, MB, and FF
Originally Posted by mudsak
A 5,9 CBD alt with swallow tail would be sweet with a 601 Round tail setup up sister.
One inch increments would also be great. Some of the lost shapes would be more widely available to the masses, Like the CC.
I'm praying the Vanguard gets added to the CBD. Otherwise I'm probably going to have to try and get one made locally with stringerless EPS core, carbon rails and kevlar deck.
I'd rather stick with FW tech and Tomo's design than take the gamble with a copy though, so fingers crossed!
I'll be hanging on to my 506 for the time being, but I can imagine how mental this thing would be with the dimensions full dialed in.
i'm dreaming down the line... tweaking my rail volume and edge and also foil taper.... with the 6'2 x 18 3/4 flexy as a base i could make a doosey...!!
Yeah rail volume would definitely be a really good tweak. I can handle centreline thickness but don't like the rails too thick. It starts getting pretty complicated and expensive to implement from there though.
Everyone needs to start ordering CBD boards so more money gets put back into it :D
The rail vol would be a really cool addition. To keep it simple they could have a drop down list with say 5 different rail profiles. Say full narrow and sharp square soft etc. You could chose the rail and tail type boom your own perfect custom. That would always be on file in the event that your pride and joy every got snapped.
Why am I getting so excited its never going to happen. :)