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Firewire longboards timbertek

Post by JET01 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:52 pm

Any one with Timbertek experience?
Read through the FireWire forums with mixed success.
I normally ride my 7'7 x 22 x 2.9 PCC single fin when it's crowded and small, but still a little power.
Thinking of getting an 8'6 mal for when it's really small.
I've got a 9'6 but selling it to fund a smaller board and something more suited to beach breaks.

I'm a 77kg surfer.

Would love any insights on the new tech good and bad. And any input on the shape if by chance anyone has ridden a 9'0 flex-flight or 8'6 special T.
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Re: Firewire longboards timbertek

Post by Beerfan » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:57 pm

Heard of issues with finboxes. Apparently not quite as durable as you'd think.
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Re: Firewire longboards timbertek

Post by JET01 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:03 pm

Cheers beery,

They seem a bit too good to be true.
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Re: Firewire longboards timbertek

Post by Cranked » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:23 pm

For what its worth jet, a friend who works at a surfshop that is a Firewire retailer said just get FST as they get far fewer problems than either of the other constructions
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Re: Firewire longboards timbertek

Post by JET01 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:39 am

Cheers.
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Re: Firewire longboards timbertek

Post by Beerfan » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:14 pm

I'm pretty sure the fst is the most durable FireWire. Know a few people with a few different constructions and all say the fst is by far the most durable, whereas the Timber Tek and rapid fire are less durable.

I don't think they do longboards in fst though
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