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Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard

Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard 4.9 5 9
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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

TAIL: Diamond

FINS: Tri-Quad. Fins Not Included


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 My #1 board choice for good waves.Review by Buzz Buzz
Really enjoy this board, especially when the conditions are really good. Paddles well, turns well, generates speed quickly.
(Posted on 5/12/2017) 2017-05-12
Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard Great Fast Board!Review by Christopher Christopher
I'm 47, 190 lbs, 30 years surfing experience. So far, this board has been great! I got the 6'0" with 41.5 liters of volume. I haven't yet taken it out into good strong surf, but it goes well in junky, shoulder-high stuff. I can paddle into those waves fairly easily and scoot down the line with enough speed to hit the lip when the wave closes out. Like I said, the waves I usually surf are pretty junky. I've only ever surfed it as a quad. I've always wanted one, and when Cleanline dropped the price to $499, I had to get it. Coolest looking board ever!
(Posted on 5/2/2017) 2017-05-02
Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard Solid All Around Board & Great ServiceReview by TMc TMc
The Vader is an awesome board. I've ridden mine in everything from So Cal summer mush to solid 8 to 10 foot, hollow surf in the Mentawai. The board handled it fine. It took some getting used to, but once I sorted out foot placement and fins I was hooked.

This was the first board I've ever purchased online. I was skeptical at first but have to say the service was outstanding.
(Posted on 4/21/2017) 2017-04-21
Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard Love it!Review by Nes Nes
Love 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.

As for the staff, they were great and very helpful.
(Posted on 4/17/2017) 2017-04-17
Firewire Surfboards Vader LFT Surfboard Can't wait for real wavesReview by TexaSurf TexaSurf
Have 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
From 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
This 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
The 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
Super 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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