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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: RRD Fire Storm 111 Reply with quote

Anyone sail this board....Who sell them in the USA?
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kmf



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't sailed one.

Windance has one in stock.

KMF
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adywind



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.isthmussailboards.com/products.asp?dept=136
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checked both places and they don't have one.
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adywind



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then check out the competition . I have a big SuperSport and a friend has a Futura-both are great boards IMO as the likes from Tabou and Fanatic I'm sure.
http://www.windsurf.co.uk/test-type/2012/boards2012/freerace-boards/110lt-fr/
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sailed a FireStorm once in Corpus and liked it a lot. It's a bit narrower than the FireMove (which I also liked a lot), with thicker rails in the back, and therefore faster. Still jibes very nicely, like the FireMove (and the XFires).

I agree with adywind on the Fanatic and Tabou boards, but disagree on the JP SuperSports. The Fanatic Hawk and Tabou Rocket would be most similar to the FireStorm, and those are both great boards. I have also sailed SuperSports various times in the last 3 years, but did not like them at all.

The tests by the UK Windsurf magazine are, IMO, not very informative. They seem to be extremely hesitant to write anything negative about boards, or even anything that might be regarded as negative. Anyway, most of the boards in the FreeRace test are more slalom-oriented than the FireStorm. Two (the Tabou Manta and the RRD FireRace) are almost identical with pure slalom boards, except for minor details like more footstrap positions.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, the Starboard Futura is a fast freeride, like the FS.
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adywind



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boardsurfr wrote:
I have also sailed SuperSports various times in the last 3 years, but did not like them at all.

Curious what exactly you didn't like. I also had some issues until replacing the stock fin with a MFC one. I couldn't believe what difference it made-a total transformation. It started accelerating faster, staying longer on a plane, gybing like a much smaller board and the upwind issue disappeared compleatly.
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a JP all ride 106. Very smooth and fast once you get it moving. Takes a bit of wind to get it moving. Had a Tabou Rocket 115 that I sold. Best freeride lake board ever. Just wanted to try something different with the RRD. If I can't get one the Hawk my be worth a ride.
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adywind



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you get the 2012 120lt w-tech from Isthmus? 1300$ is a good price IMO.
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