“I really got to test the Firewire in a variety of conditions. I rode it in a solid, overhead, shifty left. I rode it in four-to-six foot punchy rights and I also rode it in four-foot racy lefts.
After a while I really started to get the feel for it. Initially I think I was over-surfing it. But then when I slowed it down a bit and just let things happen, I felt like I could string my turns together and I started to really get it flowing.
They’ve got a reputation for being pretty strong. The stringer runs along each rail – it’s what gives them their distinctive look, the woodgrain visible along each rail, and they’re glassed in epoxy which is lighter and stronger than traditional polyurethane resin. I knew it was such a strong board, it’s not like your normal surfboard … so every time I tried a big air and I over-rotated or landed in the flats, I knew it was gunna be sweet. I went for one Hail Mary alley-oop which I almost landed. Any other board I reckon would have buckled. At the end of the trip, there’s not even a foot indent in the Firewire, not one depression.
The other cool thing about the Firewire is if you find a board model that you really like, you can have it replicated. That can be hard to do with a lot of other board brands.”
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