Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard • BLEMISH
Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard • BLEMISH
Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard • BLEMISH
Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard • BLEMISH
Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard • BLEMISH

Firewire Too Fish Helium 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard • BLEMISH

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Product Info

An evolution of Rob Machado's popular 'Go Fish' model from 2017 with updated lessons he learned from the Seaside. This all new Too Fish model is built in Firewire Surfboards Helium Technology for light and lively response underfoot with significant durability improvements above other surfboard building methods given the use of aerospace deck skins on the top and bottom of the board, as well as a rail comprised of paulownia and balsa wood for controlled flex and rebound in turns.

"The resurrection of the original GO FISH, but with a new bottom designed for speed and function. I have removed the channel from the bottom and created a smoother flow of water throughout the tail while still encompassing the original design with some vee off the tips of the tail." —Rob Machado

ⓘ SURFBOARD BLEMISH
This board has a visible cosmetic scuffs on the top deck side. This does not affect the dynamics or construction of the board at all. See photos for further detail.


Product Info

An evolution of Rob Machado's popular 'Go Fish' model from 2017 with updated lessons he learned from the Seaside. This all new Too Fish model is built in Firewire Surfboards Helium Technology for light and lively response underfoot with significant durability improvements above other surfboard building methods given the use of aerospace deck skins on the top and bottom of the board, as well as a rail comprised of paulownia and balsa wood for controlled flex and rebound in turns.

"The resurrection of the original GO FISH, but with a new bottom designed for speed and function. I have removed the channel from the bottom and created a smoother flow of water throughout the tail while still encompassing the original design with some vee off the tips of the tail." —Rob Machado

ⓘ SURFBOARD BLEMISH
This board has a visible cosmetic scuffs on the top deck side. This does not affect the dynamics or construction of the board at all. See photos for further detail.

Product Details

  • Type: Fish
  • Dimensions: 5'7" x 21 5/16" x 2 ½"
  • Volume: 34.9L
  • Construction: Helium
  • Tail: Swallow
  • Bottom Contours: Single | Double
  • Rail: Medium
  • Fin Configuration: Twin
  • Fin Plugs: Futures Fins compatible fin boxes
    *Fins Not Included

Product Construction

Helium Technology
Ridden by everyone from Kellly Slater and Stuey Kennedy and Pacha Light. Each Helium shape is cut from the lightest foam blank in Firewire's stable – just .8 pounds, combined with a brand- new rail they crafted for Helium, using both Paulownia wood from thier TimberTek boards and balsa wood from Firewire's FST boards. It’s all wrapped in a brand new deckskin material we’re introducing for the first time. By pairing existing features from the highly successful FST (Future Shapes Technology) build process with an alternative sandwich skin material, Firewire has created Helium construction which uses this new composite in conjunction with a redesigned parabolic wood rail that includes both Balsa and Paulownia woods. The end result is that Helium has a 15% weight reduction over FST, a slightly faster flex and rebound characteristic, as well as a higher breakpoint. Lighter, stronger and more responsive... Helium is the future under your feet.

Additional Info

  • 1 – Entropy Bio-Resin Throughout
  • 2 – High density Aerospace Composite Deckskin
  • 3 – Top & Bottom Deck Sandwich Cloth
  • 4 – Parabolic Balsa & Paulownia Wood Rails
  • 5 – 0.8 lb EPS Core
  • HELIUM – ECOBOARD Verified – LEVEL ONE


Rob says that the Too Fish is, "My favorite in small and weak waves because of how thick and floaty it is in the forward two thirds of the board, but this shape is also thinned out aggressively in the tail to enable hold in powerful waves. I've ridden the Too Fish in everything from overhead waves on the North Shore to perfect days on the reef at home, and also the weakest most disorganized junk surf at the beach break in front of my house. This is my favorite board for all conditions."


PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGES
It is extremely fast and is very trustworthy in steep surf. It likes the pocket a lot more and has much more bite in it than a Seaside. Works great at your true shortboard liters, largely due the wider tail. It also paddles a little better than the Seaside.

In sizing up (2-4L above your ‘normal’), it may be the best board in Firewire's offering. The sweet spot is bigger and less critical, you can surf forward on it easily, it generates great speed down the line, but with great control and the rail still engages well. It was found to be more trustworthy in steeper sections that the Seaside and is an ideal board (rivaling/ even beating out the Sweet Potato, SUN and SAB) for a board with glide that has more performance.


IN COMPARISON TO
Go Fish - It’s a lot quicker in the pocket compared to the Go Fish. Doesn’t hold a rail quite as well as the Go Fish, but definitely much more maneuverable in the pocket.

Seaside – Rides VERY different to the Seaside. The rails bury into the water further and allow a tighter turn. It’s also easier to change direction back to the open face after a little down carve or cut back. The Too Fish pivots more like a shortboard. The seaside pivots more like an 80’s shortboard. A little more above the water and you need to wash the speed a bit for it to roll to the rail. Especially in the pocket.


TIPS
The sweet spot is very small (more so on smaller sizes) and you need to be as far back as possible over the fins or else it won’t perform to its maximum abilities. If you’re too far forward it will still be fast and skatey, but it’ll just wash out or not come around when trying to put it on rail. That being said, if you’re in the sweet spot, it holds unreal.

A beginner to intermediate surfer could probably buy it a bit bigger to make the sweet spot a little bigger.


ACCESSORIZING
The RM Keels are ideal for the board and work well in all sizes. In the Too Fish, they have a ton of drive, but you can still get it to go straight up and down really easily.

The Kelly Twin+2 also works well and didn’t slide out at all on the smaller sized boards. A 5’0-5’4 Too Fish surfer might want an upright fin. This board will crack the lip and they may like that set up.

Make sure to get the pad back far enough to accommodate that sweet spot of having your feet far back over the fins. Go Pad is perfect with some small adjustments.




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