A modern shape for fast, progressive surfing, the Firewire Vader LFT Surfboard is something you have to try to believe. The Vader represents the current evolution of Daniel "Tomo" Thomson's Modern Planing Hull vision. Dan describes the Vader as a Mind Surfing Machine, which reacts instantaneously to desired directional changes with incredible bursts of speed. Controlled, drawn out carves and radical tight angle snaps are achievable with an effortless and intuitive shift in a surfer's weight.
The Vader has additional paddle power and generally usability, increased with a larger volume distribution throughout comparative to the Vanguard, which encourages surfers to ride the Vader even shorter than previously considered functional. The Vader ticks all the boxes and is a stand out performer from waist high to double overhead, offering a natural quad-fin option which creates significantly increased speed in weaker conditions, or switch to a tri-fin for a high-speed surgical attack when the waves demand additional control. Experience the Future of high performance surfing!
WAVE HEIGHT: 3-6 ft Waves
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
CONCAVE: Single into Quad
RAILS: Medium Rails
ROCKER: Moderate Entry/Mild Exit
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 Vader LFT Surfboard Love it!Review by Nes Nes
RatingLove this new board and is now my go to. Gave it a 4 Star, not because of the board and it's ride quality, but due to the fact that what I thought I was ordering online (Picture of Vader - White & Black Shown), was White & Green after I opened the box. I would have returned it and requested like the image, but I was literally leaving on a trip the next day.(Posted on 4/17/2017) 2017-04-17
As for the staff, they were great and very helpful.
- Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard Can't wait for real wavesReview by TexaSurf TexaSurf
RatingHave only surfed it in gutless waist-shoulder high Texas waves at Surfside Jetty, but it was effortlessly faster than any other board I own and responsive when it was time to break loose. Can't wait to try it in waves of greater consequence.(Posted on 4/4/2017) 2017-04-04
- Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard New favorite Review by Ack Surfer Ack Surfer
RatingFrom the sales , service, shipping to the performance of the new board I couldn't be happier. Thumbs up on all fronts . Board is SICK .(Posted on 2/17/2017) 2017-02-17
- Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard Pretty Fun!!Review by Raw Raw
RatingThis is a fun board. It's fast, responsive and loose as a thruster. I ended up with a 5'3" and my height is 5'4". I weigh 127 lbs., I'm a woman and a pretty strong surfer. I would have gone with a 5'1" but none were in stock at the sale price. The 5'3" works very well but I could definitely go smaller.(Posted on 2/16/2017) 2017-02-16
- Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard Kick Ass! Review by D4 D4
RatingThe board is SICK!! "It corners like its on rails" (- Pretty Woman). Super fast, easy to paddle, easy to turn. I pretty much love everything about it! Not much else to say other than its one my favorite (if the not THE FAVORITE) of Tomo's designs. If you haven't tried one, its definitely worth looking into!(Posted on 12/30/2016) 2016-12-30
- Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard All time favorite board!Review by SteveA SteveA
RatingSuper fast in all conditions. Tight turns, no pumping needed! This board makes you surf better than you really can.(Posted on 11/23/2015) 2015-11-23
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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.