Firewire Go Fish Review

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What the Firewire Surfboards site says about the Go Fish:

‘Rob states: “This board just makes me want to surf… no matter what the waves are like. It flies in small to weak waves, and if its overhead and pumping it draws unique lines, allowing me to approach waves differently and explore new lines”.

At first glance the outline pays homage to the old school fish but on closer inspection you’ll notice some subtle changes. I’ve narrowed up the swallow tip to tip to give the board more maneuverability and the narrower nose gives it a more speedier outline. The rocker is fairly relaxed with a low entry rocker upfront combined with a subtle tail rocker, giving this board quick ‘up and go’ and maximizes its top-end speed.

The bottom contours are best described as “BOARD EAT BOARD” and were inspired by a George Greenough design I rode a few years ago. I’ve refined it over the years and it now features a really flat bottom concave that runs down the center all the way through the tail. The two side panels run down each rail on either side of the center panel, and transition from concave to flat to Vee while maintaining the deep single concave down the middle.

The overall effect of these design parameters, when combined with a keel fin set up, is a highly maneuverable and speedy board with tons of drive and takes the retro fish to a whole new performance level.

AVAILABLE TECH:

LFT (Linear Flex Technology) White Deckskin – LFT incorporates Firewire’s SPRINGER HD, a 0.75″ (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the centerline of the board, representing the next generation in our SPRINGER technology. The SPRINGER HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail.’

Image Source: Firewire Surfboards

Image Source: Firewire Surfboards

Image Source: Firewire Surfboards

Image Source: Firewire Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“The Firewire LFT Go Fish surfboard has been heralded as “the most anticipated LFT shape of 2017″, which is eminantly plausable when you set eyes on this latest Rob Machado signature model. The Go Fish has a familiar outline with a nice wide area under the front foot and a pretty flat rocker, the tail is a little narrower in comparison to a tradtional keel fish, but Rob’s bottom contours are way out there! The Go Fish won’t replace your regular shortboard, it probably won’t make your groveller redundant, but it will definately add another dimension to your quiver. Good surfers will love the smaller sizes and intermediate or older/less fit guys will relish the wider and more voluminous larger sizes.” – Boardshop

“Futuristic simplicity, love it!!” – Toby White on Facebook

“Have you checked out the bottom of this board…? Slightly nuts but intriguing…” – Gary Ahern on Facebook

“I will have that board, I’m gonna put in some overtime & work a couple extra shifts & it will be MINE.” – @surfelam1 on Instagram

“I was sold when I saw the hull design!” – @4finguy on Instagram

“Amazing. I love this board. Think I done the best speed blur cuttie this morning. This bots does every move speeded up. Future K2 keel find for me.” – @stylinandy73 on Instagram

“Feels great all around! I have to get This out in the daylight to show off the bottom channels, but more importantly, I have to get it in the water! Now… the big question – tail pad or no tail pad?” – @boardporn on Instagram

“Love, love, love mine!!!!” – @sweetfa92009 on Instagram

“This board will make you surf 20% better!” – @dustinkeiser on Instagram

“These will fly around the bay.” – @bevanmoloney on Instagram

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