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Firewire Midas Surfboard (LFT)

Firewire Midas Surfboard (LFT)
Firewire Midas Surfboard (LFT) Firewire Midas Surfboard (LFT) Firewire Midas Surfboard (LFT)

In stock

£640.00

 

Rob Machado strikes gold again with the Midas. Drawing influence and inspiration from 80's twin fins and George Greenough's Edge boards. The Midas is a nimble little number that'll work well in the 3-6ft range.

Rob Machado drew from his experience and many other influences to come up with the Midas. Starting at the tail, main inspiration came from the 80's twin fins, with a wing positioned right behind the trailing edge of the side fins. This creates a "break point" narrows the tail and pulls the tips of the swallow together for increased maneuverability. The wings also adds more width to the front, which in turn helps create speed.


You'll notice the nose is wider than your regular shortboard without it being too egg-like. The wide nose combined with wide tail help to straighten the rail out.. More rail in the water = more speed generation.


Probably the most interesting feature on the board are the new bottom contours that Rob has been working on, which he calls "Board Eat Board". This seed was planted in his head years ago when he rode one of George Greenough's Edge boards... This changed his way of thinking and gave him a whole new approach to bottom contours and edges.


Rob says, "I made quite a few boards until I finally adopted this new bottom. The general idea is that you have 2 boards working in your favor. The ‘inside’ outline creates a flat bottom concave that runs all the way off the tail, while the two side panels that run down each rail change from concave to flat to Vee, while still maintaining a deep single concave down the middle. The overall effect is increased performance and speed."


LFT - Linear Flex Technology - A fibreglass and epoxy sandwich with an EPS core and Firewire's new Springer HD...  a 0.75” (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the centre-line of the board, representing the next generation in their 'Springer' technology. Unlike the original balsa Springer build, which only added stiffness under the front foot, the Springer HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail.

Fins not included

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Board Dimensions (Current Stock)

Length Width Thickness Volume Fin System Fin Setup Price
5'5"18 3/4"2 1/8"24.9 ltrFuturesTri-fin£640.00
5'6"19"2 3/16"26.1 ltrFuturesTri-fin£640.00
5'7"19 5/16"2 1/4"27.3 ltrFuturesTri-fin£640.00
5'9"19 1/2"2 5/16"30.8 ltrFuturesTri-fin£650.00
5'10"20 1/8"2 7/16"32.1 ltrFuturesTri-fin£650.00
5'11"20 3/8"2 7/16"33.5 ltrFuturesTri-fin£650.00
6'1"20 7/8"2 9/16"37.5 ltrFuturesTri-fin£660.00
6'2"21"2 5/8"38.7 ltrFuturesTri-fin£660.00

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