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  • aurfalien
    started a topic Firewire copy?

    Firewire copy?

    Hi all,

    This guy was showing me his Bufo (surf board that is) and it seemed much like a Firewire in tech.

    It had a vent plug and was very light, he said it was like $900!

    He went on to say that the guy shapes for Lost.

    Anyways it all seemed a bit odd.

    Do you guys know of this Bufo (bufo-surfboards.com)?

    - aurf

  • apache
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    Cool stuff!
    Still he doesn't explain the new tech.
    Looks like some carbon rail stuff instead of balsa?

    Other thought: when I see the hydronaut I keep thinking about varieties in width. The one he was holding looked good but slim, the Stu versions were even slimmer. Too slim got anything I'll ever use, just like the pyzel step up from FW.
    The original xtr hydronaut has quite some width , so quite short at good volume - and can be ordered custom in Cali. Wouldn't it be cool if they brought out a longer/thinner version (not thicker) for the huge 2xOH stuff AND a stubbier wider one for any lenght for 1,5OH beachies (in the line of a super brand pig dog or pyzel ghost)? Just hallucinating.

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  • Montygoesbananas
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KN0fYCUfLJM

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  • kdropin
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    Originally posted by Montygoesbananas View Post
    You got some insider news KD?
    just roaming the interwebs.. ck tomos insta. then some talk on other forums.. have my attention though

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  • Montygoesbananas
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    You got some insider news KD?

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  • kdropin
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    Originally posted by Fritzkat View Post
    I might be impressed if they filled the boards with Helium displacing the air and made them thinner. a Super light, thin board. ..
    predicting the future? crazy stuff isnt the new tech called helium?

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  • Chris
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    You know Nev is serious when he talks pesos. He is man of many currencies, but none matter more than those....

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  • Nev
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    The guys from Buffo are pretty cool. Met them in France just when I was kicking off Firewire around August 2005. I would like to see them succeed as it would only validate what we are doing with FW. I may be horribly wrong but it is all a bit complex...Too much information syndrome for the average to competent surfer and most pros would not be bothered monitoring internal pressure per session. Little like the 4 Way Fin System from SA. too many variales to change can cause monumental mistakes to the boards performance. My two peso's

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  • Fritzkat
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    Chris. let me know when you have the Helium Board ready...

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  • Chris
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    good feedback ddarko. I don't know a lot about them and haven't surfed with anyone on one yet, but that is good info.

    Cheers!

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  • donniedarko
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    Very different build. Firewire boards are compression sandwich build. Hydroflex is a glassing house, technology that can be used in PU, EPS, and the various options in weight of those blanks.

    Their lamination is 3 dimensional, being it anchors to the blank. So as the valve goes because the blank and lamination is anchored and EPS is porous, Bufo and crew realized they can add air or take away PSI, like a sponge or ballon. For the sake of understanding imagine putting air into a bicycle tire, add air, makes it stiffer, less air its soft and flexes. Also the air thing makes people think they would float more, they dont

    Honestly I have had a few and its interesting stuff but changing the pressure is a little to involved. Most leave it at 2 PSI... cool thing is pumping the board up removes denting. As far as how they surf? I like the PU version as I like PU feel. Hydroflex are much stronger then standard PU. The shapability is cool [custom]

    They dont have the twang of the FW or the strength of the FST. Another viable tech though but pretty expensive

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  • aurfalien
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    Helium would be sik!

    That's actually a great idea.

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  • Chris
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    i like the helium thing. hang on I'll whip one up...

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  • Slowman
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    anything

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  • Fritzkat
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    I might be impressed if they filled the boards with Helium displacing the air and made them thinner. a Super light, thin board. ..

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