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  • Ben8256
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    1st surf on the Spitty

    Afternoon all,

    I have been an avide reader of the FW forum for 6mths now ( never posted ) . Been researching what board to buy ( my 1st FW board ) - went from a Dom to Spit to EF to Hellfire & then back to Spitfire.

    I'm 38yrs old ( surfing +20yrs ) & if family/children , work , swell allow surf weekly in Cornwall. 5'10 tall & 80K's . Good fitness & would say solid intermediate to advanced . Current quiver 5'10 keel twin fish , 6'1 Resin8 thruster & 6'6 step up pintail.

    Well 10days ago i 'span the wheel' - i purhcased a 5'8 SF in FST ( from Down the Line surf shop Hayle UK - great shop by the way) .

    1st thoughts were later that night after a beer - 'its small' ..........but was confident that i had done my research... fingers crossed?

    1st surf last week ( nice clean waist high surf ) Fistral ( home break - crowded i know - but time constraints apply ) .....& from the 'get go' the board felt sooooo GOOD. plenty of volume + paddled well & from the very 1st wave - so fast !!! felt loose responsive ....all that you want ...

    Seriously had one of the most fun little sessions i have had for years ( & easy the best on a day1 new board ) . Not throwing it around too much as the tide was high & breaking shallow on the inside ( didn't want to damage on 1st surf ) . My good mate as a quiver of FW ( quad fish , EF & now HF ) & has raved about them..

    Just wanted to put it in ink ( as it were ) that so far this board is SICK & cannot wait to push & see what it can do - as so many of the threads say that you have to work & get used to the flex of the boards.

    Just wanted to share the stoke & say thanks to all the inputs i have read & will continue to.

    cheers & thanks

    Benno
    Last edited by Ben8256; 07-10-2012, 03:38 AM.

  • Chris
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    yeah ben, stoked!!

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  • Ben8256
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    new Mojo pad ready to slash it up.........

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  • Ben8256
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    DSCF2001.jpghere she is ......

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  • Baker
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    I thought I was the only one that had to cover their tracks!

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  • csarqui
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    Good idea. I keep a cash reserve from all my craigslist sales to make craigslist purchases. Totally untraceable.

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  • Phill
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    Originally posted by Baker View Post
    I play it this way...

    Aldi white wine 2.99, couple of bottles a week with the missus 6
    OR
    Asda aston manor cider 1.49, couple of bottles a week with the missus 3

    Firewire surfboard 500...price doesn't come in to it, keep the tech and tail pad the same, missus doesn't know any better and still gets some booze each week!
    Haha good thinking regarding the tech and tail pad, I'll have to keep that in mind!

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  • benny81
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    Haha yeah got to get your prioritys staight!

    I'm in Wittering mate, sunny sussex!

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  • Baker
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    Originally posted by benny81 View Post
    Second that. I just use the SF4 fins and switch them around for quad or thurster, here on the south coast its just wind swell anyway
    Benny, how far up the great England/France divide are you?

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  • Baker
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    Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
    Yeah, I'm exactly like that. Guys I'm mates with that go out 2-3 times a week blowing 50+ a night... I'm justing shaking my head thinking that'd be a new board in less than a month.

    A bit of cycling wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't constantly raining! Speaking of which, my MOT is due. Doh!
    I play it this way...

    Aldi white wine 2.99, couple of bottles a week with the missus 6
    OR
    Asda aston manor cider 1.49, couple of bottles a week with the missus 3

    Firewire surfboard 500...price doesn't come in to it, keep the tech and tail pad the same, missus doesn't know any better and still gets some booze each week!

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  • benny81
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    Second that. I just use the SF4 fins and switch them around for quad or thurster, here on the south coast its just wind swell anyway

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  • Phill
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    Yeah, I'm exactly like that. Guys I'm mates with that go out 2-3 times a week blowing 50+ a night... I'm justing shaking my head thinking that'd be a new board in less than a month.

    A bit of cycling wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't constantly raining! Speaking of which, my MOT is due. Doh!

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  • Baker
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    Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
    Hahaha. I buy all my fins second-hand, and from the US often so they never cost too much. That way I can usually sell them on and get my money back pretty easily.
    But yeah, I don't waste money going on the piss and partying etc anymore, I drive a shit car and I'd rather spend my money on good boards, fins and surf trips!
    Yeah i get that, funny how every time you go to spend money on something it's comparable with a surfing item. I bought my hellrazor instead of fixing my car, the pay out with that is i have to cycle 150 miles a week...i live 200 yards from the beach so no big deal. Parents cars drive better anyway!

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  • Phill
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    Hahaha. I buy all my fins second-hand, and from the US often so they never cost too much. That way I can usually sell them on and get my money back pretty easily.
    But yeah, I don't waste money going on the piss and partying etc anymore, I drive a shit car and I'd rather spend my money on good boards, fins and surf trips!

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  • Baker
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    Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
    I had them in the carbon mesh PC construction.
    Sounds like there's too much money flying around down west, my fin budget is usually plastic fantastic all the way!

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