The Vader Modern Planing Hull (MPH) is the continued evolution of the MPH. Over five years in the making, this next rung in the MPH ladder is everything you could want a board to be. The Vader will give you all of the planing and performance of the Vanguard but offers even tighter turns in the pocket, is blazing fast and has a skate feel with directional drive. A completely asymmetrical design offers easy access to airs and further reduces the rail line minimizing drag and increasing lift optimizing upwind performance.
The Vader comes without inserts in a 5/4/3 fin configuration allowing you multiple options for fin setup and is built in our proven Future Shapes Technology (FST) construction. Unlike most boards that favor one fin setup or the other, the Vader truly rides equally as well as a quad or a tri fin. With the parallel rail line the Vader can be ridden much smaller than your traditional board and if you currently have a Vanguard then go 1-2 inches smaller for the Vader. Ride the pinnacle in state of the art wave craft and experience a feeling that only a Vader can deliver.
The Vader is built in FST only WITHOUT inserts for straps. No straps, pads or fins included.
FUTURE SHAPES TECHNOLOGY
FST relies primarily on the Parabolic Balsa Rail to control flex while the high density aerospace composite vacuumed to both top and bottom decks provides significant impact strength, and is stronger than the traditional PU surfboard. Please note our boards are definitely not indestructible and if slammed by a thick lip, or if you land incorrectly in the flats after doing an aerial, it is possible to break them.
The Parabolic Balsa Rail features 12mm balsa built from 3 x 4mm strips, which as mentioned not only control flex and add strength, but also act as a buffer against rail dings. Furthermore, the long-term flex memory supplied by the balsa rails ensures boards maintain their lively feel for longer. With a retail price point slightly above premium polyurethane surfboards, FST offers an extremely high performance, durable surfboard.
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Firewire Surfboards and Cleanline Surf have teamed up to make sure you get the Firewire surfboard you want! Through our partnership we have direct access to inventory at the Firewire warehouse in San Diego where boards can be shipped direct to your doorstep.
Here’s how it works. Once an order is placed we contact Firewire promptly to confirm your board is in stock. Once confirmed the average wait time for a board to ship is 3 business days. Additionally transit time is 1 to 5 business days depending on where you are located. Most boards are ready to go, however, if there is any extended delay in shipping your board we will let you know right away.
Expedited Shipping. If you are working with a deadline and need a surfboard delivered in a few days we’ll need to get you a custom quote. Please give us a call at 888-546-6176 and we can ensure you get the board on time.
Shipping Rates for Firewire Boards
|Boards Under 8'||Boards over 8'|
|Southern California / Arizona - $50||Southern California / Arizona - $100|
|Northern California / Nevada - $75||Northern California / Nevada - $100|
|Northwest - $100||Northwest - $125|
|Middle/East Coast - $100||Middle/East Coast - $130|
|Hawaii/Alaska - $150||Hawaii/Alaska - $180|
All surfboards are delivered signature required.
To learn more about Firewire Surfboard shapes, our opinions on how they ride and additional shipping information, call us at 888-546-6176 or 503-738-7888 or use our contact us page.
Returns are easy! We understand that in some situations returns or exchanges may be necessary. We also want you to be stoked on your purchase. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund, or exchange within 30 days of receiving your order. Items must be in new condition with original tags and packaging.
Please make sure your wetsuit fits before taking it in the water. We are not able to take returns or exchanges on used wetsuits.
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