Firewire Surfboards<br/> Rob Machado - Go Fish<br/> (All Sizes | FCS II | Futures)

Firewire Surfboards
Rob Machado - Go Fish
(All Sizes | FCS II | Futures)

Firewire Surfboards Machado<br/> Go Fish - LFT
Firewire Surfboards Machado
Go Fish - LFT
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Firewire Machado Go Fish Surfboard

Firewires product development is centered around three things: The exclusive use of epoxy resins and EPS foam cores, developing lighter and stronger surfboards through sandwich construction, and optimizing flex to maximize performance.

Firewire Machado Go Fish Surfboard

When it comes to the Machado Go Fish Surfboard, Rob can be quoted as saying, "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 Rob to approach waves differently and explore new lines. At first glance the outline of the Go Fish pays homage to the old school fish but on closer inspection you’ll notice some subtle changes. Rob narrowed up the swallow tip to tip to give this surfboard more maneuverability and the narrower nose gives it a more speedier outline. The Firewire Machado Go Fish has a rocker that's 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 on the Firewire Go Fish are best described as “Board Eat Board” and were inspired by a George Greenough design Rob rode a few years ago. He's 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 V while maintaining the deep single concave down the middle. The overall effect of these design parameters, when combined with a keel fin set up and the template on the Firewire Machado Go Fish Surfboard is a highly maneuverable and speedy board with tons of drive that takes the retro fish to a whole new level of performance.
 

Firewire Machado Go Fish Surfboard Tech - LFT
Firewire’s product development is focused on three things: The exclusive use of epoxy resins and epoxy resin and EPS foam cores, achieving lighter and stronger surfboards through sandwich construction, and optimizing flex to enhance performance. Though LINEAR FLEX TECHNOLOGY (LFT) may appear to be a simple construction employing familiar design philosophies found in traditionally built surfboards, nothing could be further from the truth. LFT incorporates Firewire’s new 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. Unlike the original balsa SPRINGER build which only added stiffness under the front foot, the SPRINGER HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail.

Inserting a high-density material down the center of the board does create engineering hurdles. For example, deck compression over the SPRINGER HD would be less than the surrounding EPS core. Over time, the deck would develop a raised area adjacent to the SPRINGER HD, akin to the ‘ridging' effect on a PU surfboard as the surrounding foam collapses on either side of the stringer.

Firewire addressed this issue in two ways. Firstly, the SPRINGER HD stops approximately 10mm below the top deck, ensuring that the surrounding EPS compression will not lead to ‘ridging’. Utilizing our proven sandwich construction methodology, we also added an extremely durable material to the top deck of the board. This ‘deck-skin’ now serves as an additional buffer against the ridging effect while simultaneously working in tandem with the SPRINGER HD to optimize the overall flex pattern of the LFT build. The end result is a durable surfboard with lively flex patterns that will maintain its hi-performance characteristics over time.

Additional Information:
The Firewire Machado Go Fish Surfboard is intended for 2 ft. to 5 ft. surf, has medium/full rails and comes in a Twin Fin setup.


Firewire Machado Go Fish Surfboard - Stats at a Glance:

Length    
Width        
Thickness    
Tail      Volume
5' 1"
20"
2 1/8"
Swallow
25.5
5' 3"
20 1/4"
2 3/16"
Swallow      
27.4
5' 5"
20 3/8"
2 1/4"
Swallow
29.3
5' 7" 20 1/2"
2 5/16" Swallow
31.1
5' 9" 20 5/8"
2 3/8" Swallow 33.1
5' 11"
20 3/4"
2 7/16"
Swallow 35
6' 1"
21 1/4"
2 5/8"
Swallow 39.5
6' 3"
21 1/2"
2 3/4"
Swallow 42.9

Firewire Machado Go Fish Surfboard - available in: LFT

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