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  • hwork50
    started a topic Spitfire and Dominator dilemma

    Spitfire and Dominator dilemma

    I have a Dominator that is a 6'2" and I love that board, I surf that thing amazing in smallish surf 2-4. However, when it gets a little bigger I think it would be nice to have the Spitfire at 6'0" I am sure I could surf that thing even better and be more versatile and if the board were smaller I could rip it even more than the Dominator with the waves being better.

    Am I just going Firewire surf crazy or is this a great justification to get another board as I really love the Firewire boards.

    Here is my ideal California Quiver:
    1. 5'6" Sweet Potato
    2. 6'2" Dom
    3. 6'0" Spitfire
    4. 6'2" Hellfire

    That is what I am trying to put together, although finances are quite tight so we shall see as I have 2 of the 4 right now.
    Last edited by hwork50; 01-13-2012, 11:15 PM.

  • core personal training
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    R.I.P. that flexfire....the beauty of firewire is i can replace it tomorrow....no difference..!!...but me thinks a bourez for my back...!

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  • core personal training
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    hmmm..about 15 years ago for around 6mths daily....one of my banana rocker 95-100kg shred sticks of the day...cracked around fins (fixed) from my leadfoot but otherwise quite new..and its only team glass...nevs usual high quality..!!..also, at the time nev played with epoxy stringers, which this has...only broke one in the few years they were used...all light glassing...all surfed in slabs heavy reefs etc...

    here is the message of love firewire style...ff dkloveskk.jpg

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  • Phill
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    genius hahaha. how ofter did you surf that one dave?

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  • core personal training
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    my way is cheaper....but probably not as effective..!!dkloveskk2.jpg
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  • hwork50
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    This is so funny as last year I bought my wife an $8,000.00 dollar replacement wedding ring for our 10 year anniversary. Yes, that was $8000.00! I think I am totally in the right in getting as many damn boards as I want, and being totally selfish. More than likely I will still run it by her to make sure it is fine as I only by used boards but may break my rule with the baked potato, dang that thing looks fun.

    Thanks for all the advice as I know a Happy Wife leads to a Happy Life! My life and wife are very happy at the moment.

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  • Fritzkat
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    LOL Chris, Good point, next thing you know every new FW board will be a demand for new bling. I could see how that could back fire. But what ever makes them happy. I actually got the idea from a Golfer who always wanted new golf club$$$ every year or so and that was his trade off.
    Last edited by Fritzkat; 01-19-2012, 12:06 PM.

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  • Chris
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    ha....i'll password protect this thread so significant others can't log on to view our ulterior motives...

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  • Slowman
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    Yes I have employed the methods of bribery as well, quite effective at the right time (which sometimes isn't easy to get right if you know what I mean).

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  • Fazza
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    Its my 25th wedding anniversary this year and the boss wants a diamond ring so looks like i'm justified in getting a few more boards for the quiver :) .......Hellrazor already on order.....hmmmmm may be a Potatonator as well.

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  • Goanna
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    Originally posted by Fritzkat View Post
    Hwork50, better buy her some bling (diamond rings etc) for anniversary to offset your Firewire craving. Its a good trade off and the jewelry always hold their value.
    This works a treat....for our 10 year wedding anniversary I spent around $3000 on a ring that she picked herself and she me got a new 6'4" Futura.......fair deal I say!

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  • core personal training
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    my boards always ship with a statement of my love written on them...then i make sure the boss is there as they are unpacked and can see this testament...cheaper and less painful that tatts...!!..of course she has seen through this shallow attempt to offset board costs for the last 20 years at least, but it is still on them when unwrapped, and the first thing i point out....the kids think i'm a pathetic loser..!!!

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  • Fritzkat
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    Hwork50, better buy her some bling (diamond rings etc) for anniversary to offset your Firewire craving. Its a good trade off and the jewelry always hold their value.

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  • Slowman
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    That's easy, tell her you were thinking of taking up mountain biking and then show her how much a Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon costs (it's a very nice bike and my current ride, actually one of them, you need bike quivers too!). Or compare it to the cost of a set of top notch golf clubs and annual club membership. There are a lot of sports that are far more expensive - like sailing (known as tearing up $100 bills in a salt water shower!).

    I reckon a few days of bombarding her with these sorts of numbers and then quietly say (like you had a change of mind and realise how selfish taking up another sport would be) you think if you had these other boards you could surf all conditions and wouldn't need to take up another sport. And if that doesn't work and you need advice on hidden slush funds - I'm your man! I've successfully hidden $1000s of expenditure on my toys over the years. :-()
    Last edited by Slowman; 01-17-2012, 11:21 PM.

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  • hwork50
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    I am shooting to accomplish my quiver goals in 6 months so I can get surfing and stop looking for boards. I have to somehow tell my wife that I need 1000- worth of boards, that should be fun.
    Last edited by hwork50; 01-18-2012, 11:33 PM.

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