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  • EVO Timbertek or EVO LFT

    Timbertek EVO is going to be released around October. If you were about to purchase a EVO and have the choice between Timbertek or LFT. What would you pick? The Lively feel of LFT or Durability of Timbertek.

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    FST!

    Sorry couldn't help myself ;)
    That's a difficult one for me... the rails etc tend to ding up/crack fairly easily on LFT... but at least when there's damage you notice it straight away. And personally, I haven't had much trouble with them myself.

    With TT, you have to look a lot more closely to check for any damage ... Cam said it's important to more regularly remove/replace the wax on a TT board, as cracks etc can be harder to see with the wood grain. And you need to make sure you're not continuing to ride it with a hidden crack/split in the deck or rail ;)

    TT should be more resilient compared to LFT... but if you happen to get a bad one (like the TT SF I had), then I'd rather LFT, as my SF would get a new split on the deck near the rails (along the wood grain) after every two or three sessions... drove me nuts.

    It's probably extremely unlikely to get a bad TT, but having had one, I just can't trust them anymore.

    If I was given a guarantee that a new TT I bought would not be another dud, then maybe I'd give it another try ;)

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    • #3
      Actually re-reading your question... I'd probably go for the livelier feel of LFT ... but it's really a personal preference thing

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      • #4
        You read more bad comments about LFT then TT ...

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        • #5
          True... but LFT's also been around longer... and I've personally had fewer problems with LFT than TT.

          Out of the 4 months I owned a TT SF, I only got to ride it for 1 of those months, since it was in the shop for repairs the rest of the time.
          Saying that though, I've only had 1 TT board... I've had 1RF, 2 LFT and 5 FST boards.

          As of now, I only have FST boards left (and a few PU).

          Maybe it was just bad luck I had with the TT SF?? could have been...

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          • #6
            Is this confirmed? Where is your info coming from?! Is there definitely going to be a TT EVO???

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            • #7
              Hey Samadablam, I live 10 mins away from the firwire factory Currumbin. talked to the crew there and that's where I got the imfo about the timbertek EVO being definitely released soon. Have you ridden a Timbertek board before Samadablam? If so how do you rate them? My current board Is a FST Pyzel Amigo that I'm loving and looking to add the Timbertek EVO as my 2 board quiver. I had a LFT Evo but it fell apart quickly so I will never get another LFT board again FST is the best. Some people on forum have had a bad experience with Timbertek which has got me worried but I guess you don't no if you don't try.

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              • #8
                FST and LFT would have a more lively feel then Timbertek I think , but the EVO's speed, drive and response I don't think it would really matter

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                • #9
                  Hey Samadablam, also check out Tomo instagram page he has a picture of a Timbertek EVO and he said its coming soon.

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                  • #10
                    In my experience TT is quite a bit stiffer than FST and not as lively but this is nowhere near as noticeable in the shorter boards. For feel I prefer FST but I find the TT boards more durable. Durability is my primary reason for buying Firewire boards hence why I won't consider LFT. I have ridden a couple of them, they surfed fine, pretty similar to PU in my opinion but they felt sooo fragile and my friend runs a surf shop and says that he gets by far the most issues with LFT bards coming back to the shop. I just don't enjoy my surfing as much if I'm constantly half thinking about protecting a fragile board. I had a Channel Islands board once too, ha! What a joke, the glass on those is pathetic!

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                    • #11
                      Hey Samadablam, I don't ride LFT boards either. My current board is a FST Pyzel Amigo and I'm absolutely loving it. Want to get a timbertek EVO to compliment the Amigo. I love the strength and lively feel of FST. Yeah I was worried about the TT boards being stiffer not as lively and I won't like the feel. But the EVO is Fast, lively and very responsive compared to most boards so should be sweet. Are u going to buy a TT Evo?
                      Last edited by Fitchy; 06-28-2016, 03:54 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Yeah al merrick and lost PU boards are $850-$900 no thanks. If I bought another PU board it would be of a local shaper not a big name for nearly half the price of lost and almerrick.
                        Last edited by Fitchy; 06-28-2016, 04:09 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, if it comes out I want to but I'll believe it when I see it! I agree on PU, local shaper only way to go. I get my step ups and guns from a local shaper because at least you can put them back together after they snap!

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                          • #14
                            got mine a week ago here in the states! It's the 6'0, I'm 57 years old and 200lbs. Really enjoying it. The shop i got from said there's a limited run on the TT versions.

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                            • #15
                              Wow sick might go and put some money on one today at FW if that's the case If I can Thanks for the report ArtGnosis and welcome to forum.
                              Last edited by Fitchy; 07-06-2016, 11:37 AM.

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