Board Advice

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Joel Eugene Sla... started the topic in Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 at 4:49pm

Hello fellow Swellnetians, im currently in the market for a two board quiver to handle overhead to double over head clean, hollow-ish waves. I was thinking about either a Firewire Hellfire/ Firewire Hellrazor and Firewire Flexfire combo or a Maurice Cole Metro and Maurice Cole Protow combo. Just wondering if anybody has had any experience with any of these boards and could give me some feedback/advice, cheers.

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Joel Eugene Sla... commented Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 at 4:56pm

Hello fellow Swellnetians, im currently in the market for a two board quiver to handle overhead to double over head clean, hollow-ish waves. I was thinking about either a Firewire Hellfire/ Firewire Hellrazor and Firewire Flexfire combo or a Maurice Cole Metro and Maurice Cole Protow combo. Just wondering if anybody has had any experience with any of these boards and could give me some feedback/advice, cheers.

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 at 6:41pm

Ive got both a 5, 10 Hellfire and a 6, 3 Flexfire in my quiver.

The Hellfire is one of the best boards ive ever had, and ive had about 30+ boards over the years
a real great all round board from waist high to double overhead and its the only board ive ridden that goes just as good as both a thruster and a quad.

You can ride it in hollow waves and its still goes good, but when its all about barrels i normally grab another board.

The Flexfire IMO, not a bad board but nothing extra special either its a pretty standard HP board, mine i use more as a step up in hollower waves, although ive got a few other boards that are similar that i prefer.

All that said boards are like women or like music, just because i love it doesn't mean you will.

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Joel Eugene Sla... commented Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 at 11:20pm

Thanks Indo, I appreciate the feedback, been looking at getting the Hellfire for quite a while now (everyone seems to rave about them). Just out of interest what is your go to board as a step up in hollower waves?

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 at 8:47am

Last trip to Indo in real hollow waves i was riding a 6,2 chilli future flex, rounded pin, forget what model, as i just picked it up secondhand and its now stashed at a local friends house over there.

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Joel Eugene Sla... commented Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 at 4:05pm

Cheers indo!

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Joel Eugene Sla... commented Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 at 7:17pm

Anybody had any experience with Maurice Cole boards? Particularly the Metro and Protow models?

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simba commented Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 at 8:45pm

Hey Brutus you better answer this one.

simba

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 at 9:04pm

Yes indodream . Thats right boards can go good some days then bad the next wave u surf

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 at 9:06pm

Been using a fun small board for weeks then today went left for first time . Cant say it went good .

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brutus commented Monday, 25 Aug 2014 at 9:39am

JES...sorry mate but my order book is full at the moment and I am leaving in about 5 weeks......till end of Feb I am on the WST gain....

just for the record...a Metro/Protow combo will handle from waist high to probably 4 times overhead......or as big a wave you can catch on the protow,have a lot of people now ordering 2-4 bd quivers....as once you ridden the faster new designs , the rest of ya quiver is dead!!

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 25 Aug 2014 at 1:19pm

caml wrote: Yes indodream . Thats right boards can go good some days then bad the next wave u surf

Board or rider?...I often blame my board on bad days, but i think its more me most of the time.

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 25 Aug 2014 at 1:25pm

indo-dreaming wrote: Last trip to Indo in real hollow waves i was riding a 6,2 chilli future flex, rounded pin, forget what model, as i just picked it up secondhand and its now stashed at a local friends house over there.

Well i did have have, I got SMS last night from a mate who is over there and took my board out and creased it :(

I did say he could borrow it, so i guess its my fault..Arrggghrrrr

Mmmm I didn't mind the feel of future flex tech, but now i think i will stick to FW FST tech, no boards indestructible but ive had five FW now in FST and yet to even crease one.

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wesley commented Monday, 25 Aug 2014 at 6:16pm

Get a protow plus a metro. Add one of the hipster models and you'll never need another board. Check zak surfboards website

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Joel Eugene Sla... commented Monday, 25 Aug 2014 at 7:04pm

Cheers everyone for the input!! ".... as once you ridden the faster new designs , the rest of ya quiver is dead!!" With a sales line like that Brutus I might have to wait till ya get back in February!