What the Firewire site says about the Seaxe:
‘This board in the Crossover category of board design which fits nicely in this often overlooked part of a quiver. What went into this board is an intense level of attention to detail with Wingnut’s input and experience. There’s a significant amount of volume stashed within the sensitive, performance rail and the nicely foiled nose and tail. The bottom is made up of a mostly flat entry that flows into a bellied V that runs out the tail. The rocker is curvy and allows for versatility and maneuverability as well as drawing clean lines. The range of surf that a board like this will work for rivals most any style of board.’
What people are saying about it:
“Surfed my new seaXe this morning in 4-5ft clean surf . Normally i ride a 9,1 mal so wasn’t sure what to expect. Paddles like a long board, duckdives like a short board ( a bonus ha ). So responsive, i had it on quad fin
setup. Cant remember having so much fun throwing a board about and getting so many turns in. Overall brilliant!! Really happy with it. Anybody that rides a longboard in decent surf will love the thing.” – Ryan Mc Caffrey on Boardshop
“Got my hands on it about six months ago and after some very good sessions i can tell you the Seaxe is a great board. It flies on the face of the wave, get speed very quickly and it is very agile because of the thin tail rails. I ride it with an 8′ single fin, on the front foot and turning only with rails and it’s abslolutly stunning. If you like the single fin style of surf on a shorter board than a log…it’s the one for you.” – Amaury on Boardshop
“I’ve been using a 7’6″ for the last month and a half. So far ive been very pleased. Its been setup as a 2+1, quad and single. So far I’ve been most pleased with the single fin setup using an 8″ RFC MD3. The Stretch Quad setup was great but felt like a little too much traction for me. I’d go back to that setup for steeper more critical waves. This board is not as meaty as the 3″ thickness would suggest, that thickness is only in the middle third of the board and thins out a lot near the rails. It paddles well for me but not great, only gets 3\4 the glide that I get on my 8′ egg, that said once youre in this board is twice as manuverable as my egg. Its evident when on a good wave how well thought out the thin rails are in combination with the volume. Easy to get in but loose. Its very sensitive to positioning when paddling with all the volumne being located in the center of the board.
This board really shines when the waves are solid but I’ve had a blast everyday I’ve had it out, from 2-3 feet at Privates, OH at Steamer Lane and tricky days up north. Its really is a good all around board and is a good complement to a Long board for when the waves get bigger. Or like they say a travel board.” – User Santa_Cruzin’ on Firewire Surfboards Forum
“I have the big one 7’10 and find even with all the volume the rails are nice and thin, a much better feel in my opinion then the bulky rails on boards like an advance or submoon. riding higher volume boards there are not very many that give a performance feel most are chunky easy to paddle and catch with but have limited performance. Had this board out in small to 10′ open faced waves had a lot of fun all around. like stated above it doesn’t paddle great. I think it has a sweet spot that isn’t natural because it takes two days back to back before I feel like I can paddle it efficiently but switching around with other boards like my Omni and the Omni feels like it paddles faster. I have found that I like a cluster v set up with the fins the best using a shapers extra large center thruster in the longboard box and think I have settled on my futures solus for the side bites. fun fun board so pretty I would hang on my wall before selling but not my first choice of boards to ride unless feeling mello.” – User Hilokind on Firewire Surfboards Forum
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