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  • csarqui
    started a topic Baked Potato in RapidFire only?

    Baked Potato in RapidFire only?

    I posted this question in another thread but I think it got buried. I noticed that the Baked Potato web page only displays a picture of the RapidFire version. Does this mean that it will only be offerred in RapidFire?

    I'm asking because I like the Baked Potato shape over the Sweet Potato. But if it's only offerred in RapidFire I'll go for the Sweet.

    Thanks.

  • Tanner
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    I'm not trolling. But I think it is redundant, to have a technology that is mascaraded as "green" yet mferdi just stated he had to warantee a board. That's twice the power, machine usage, build materials than would've otherwise been utilized had it stayed together the first time. I think the techs should roll out in the complete opposite order. With fst first. As FireWire must certainly notice on their expense list has the least defective units of all their techs. The reason it makes me angry is I like the shapes soooo much. Nobody designs quite like they do. And I want the extra flotation and durability that comes from fst. Otherwise I'd get a custom board. But I don't want pu again. I want a light durable floaty board. Not a wood veneer melded with elderberry juice or whatever the hell is curing cancer and creating drum circles in California now.

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  • mferdi
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    Just to set the record straight about my experience of help from Firewire! I have (had) two timbertek boards - Spitfire and Unibrow. I had some issues with the unibrow construction after a winter with regular use. I contacted Firewire QLD to ask for advice on repairs as I had no receipts etc.. for warranty purposes. Their response was about the best customer service I have experienced. I sent them the board to look at, and was sent a brand new board of my choice.... The TT Spitfire still looks as good as new even after air travel, boat trips, dumpy beach breaks... So I think I was unlucky on the Unibrow but the response from Firewire was brilliant and I would not think twice about getting TT again. Happy customer.
    As it happens I recently also got a BP in Rapidfire and am pretty happy with it.

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  • le noun
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    Nice trolling...

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  • Tanner
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    I don't want timbertech. I will keep riding my haggard board before I drop that much on one that won't last. There are WAY too many people reporting problems for it to be hearsay. And the people who did have problems got no help from FireWire. Nobody wants timbertech. It scratches easy, people break them, they ding easy, and they're difficult to repair. It doesn't get much worse for a non pu board. I'll wait for fst or go with another manufacturer if FireWire decides not to produce it in fst.

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  • justo
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    Check the webpage and the racks. BPs come in timbertech. That's the greenest option out and it's equally the most durable, some say even more durable than FST.

  • Tanner
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    Seeking FST baked potato update. I love the shape. Not quite anything like it out there. Kinda disappointed by firewires choice of release order. If your business model is green board production, shouldnt that include offering the most durable board possible? How green is it to go through a board in 2 years and have to replace it? Or to fire up some more resin when the guy repairs it? We all want rigid construction. Not to be test dummies for unproven tech.

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  • nsjoel808
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    What will the price difference be and when?

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  • Chris
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    yeah scotty the idea is that we want to maintain the functional characteristics of the shape vs allowing dramatic changes.

    As far as technograin durability goes, you can expect similar performance as FST. the deck, bottom and rails are all Paulownia wood making it highly impact resistant and not prone to pressure compression.

    Cheers and hope this helps!

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  • ScottyDanger
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    Thanks for the clarification. It looks like I had the wrong understanding of the CBD program; I thought that the user could make much more drastic changes (like getting a 5'5 Baked with 29 cubic liters of volume haha). Guess that would be too intense!

    The technogrian option is intriguing, especially to my environmentalist side. One of the (many) reasons that I switched to Firewire was because of the company's growing commitment to less toxic surf gear. Obviously, boards have a looooong way to go, but technogrian looks very promising. My only question is durability at

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  • Chris
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    yeah i am not sure that one will make it CBD in the short term, only because its for smaller waves so the need for ultra subtle refinements isn't quite as necessary More likely would be the addition of even lengths, 506, 508, etc, but nothing is imminent.

    Cheers

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  • Chris
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    yeah i am not sure that one will make it CBD in the short term, only because its for smaller waves so the need for ultra subtle refinements isn't quite as necessary More likely would be the addition of even lengths, 506, 508, etc, but nothing is imminent.

    Cheers

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  • ScottyDanger
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    FST + CBD would be amazing

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  • Chris
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    Yeah the kite baked potato will be the modified FST kite build.

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  • Phill
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    I'd say with the Baked Potato coming to the kite range that HAS to be in FST with additional reinforcement. It seems unlikely that it wouldn't be offered in the surf range in FST also.
    That said, the lighter RF build does lend its self to smaller wave boards better, but doesn't hurt to have the choice!

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