The Slater Designs Firewire Sci-Fi Surfboard is an ultra responsive futuristic shape designed by Kelly and Tomo. Traditional, yet still unique in its aesthetic, the Sci-Fi is a straight rail high performance fish outline fitted with a low drag, tech tail. This mash up creates a speedy shape that holds thru turns, allows for insane release and seemingly pivots on a dime. The Sci-Fi works well in an array of everyday conditions from knee high to overhead making it an all around high performing machine.
One distinctive attribute on the Slater Sci-Fi is the eye catching flyer into double bat tail which is what perpetuates the quick, swivel like abilities. The other being the quad concave that runs out the back into a channel on the tail which helps with grip on the face. The concave runs forward to a quad inside single concave which allows for increased sensitivity and impressive planing. Fitted with a dual carbon band, an ultra high density foam stringer and a 5 fin configuration, the Sci-Fi is dialed in for fast paced, modern surf hijinks.
"Grom" boards available at special pricing.
WAVE HEIGHT: 3-6 ft Waves
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
CONCAVE: Single into Quad/Channels
RAILS: Medium Rails
ROCKER: Medium Entry/Moderate Exit
TAIL: Double Bat
FINS: Tri-Quad. Fins Not Included
CONSTRUCTION LFT Construction
Linear Flex Technology
Firewire's Linear Flex Technology construction incorporates the Springer HD into their proven sandwich EPS construction methodology. The Springer HD is a 0.75” (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the center-line of the board, representing the next generation in Firewire's Springer technology. Though Linear Flex Technology may appear to be a simple construction employing familiar design philosophies found in traditionally built surfboards, nothing could be further from the truth. The Springer HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail. The end result is a durable surfboard with lively flex patterns that will maintain its hi-performance characteristics over time.
*Images shown are stock photos, actual board may vary slightly.
- Firewire Surfboards Sci-Fi LFT very exciting boardReview by razzz razzz
RatingI have a 5'10 sci Fi for about 7 months.(Posted on 1/14/2017) 2017-01-14
It's a complex board, but ultimately it's great and worth the "effort" of getting used to it.
I would say it's for intermediate and above surfers.
It took me about a month to get used to it,.
My initial reaction was.. damm, this is a stiff board.
First time epoxy users, be warned ;) .
This board forces you to do the right moves at the right time and at the right place on the wave, otherwise it hangs. It is not forgiving. This is a good thing . It forces you to concentrate and by doing that, you improve.
It makes doing stu Kennedy style tailslides relatively easy, as the extra float the board has because of the epoxy, makes it easier to release the fins, and if done in the right place, keeps the board sliding an extra second or two, as it does not dig in the water as much.
For me this it worth everything. So much fun!!
Elevates your surfing for sure.
If you get a small ding, don't stay in the water. The board sucks a lot of water in. Even if it's a small crack.
The learning has not ended and that's what's gun and interesting about this board.
I definitely recommend it. Like I said, for intermediate and up.
Hope this helps.
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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|
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