Hi I am Looking for a new board.
In the first place my eye felt on a X-fire 102 LTD V2. When I looked further I saw also the firerace 102 V2 W-tech.
Could someone explain to me the real difference of these 2 boards and also what would be the best board for me?
I am an experienced surfer who wants to go a step up. I have now a Futura 133 wood 2010 and want to go more in to speed. I use the following sails RAM F10 9.0 / F11 7.0 / F11 6.3
thanks in advance for your reaction
Exactly the same board. The difference is in construction method. The xfire is a carbon and the fireace is a wood lay up. That is how it was explained to me. The full details are on the RRD website.
Thnxs for your reply. I looked at the site and The difference is the construction, the rail (more round), and the footstraps.
I wonder if it makes a big difference in speed and comfort.
As I already explained, I like to go a step up. My experience with Carbon is that it is very vulnerable.
I surf in choppy water and sometimes crash (yes I am). I surf with a Starboard Futura wood 133 and I think the construction of the Fire Race is similar.
I Can understand that in light wind the weight of the board is a big factor but in 20+kts. I wonder.
anyone experience with this?
the shape of the two boards is EXACTLY the same. the fire-race is more durable, and will last longer. if your looking for efficient planing and acceleration in light winds then the x-fire is the one to go for. do not be put off by the fact that they are full-on slalom boards, they are very easy to sail and have great control in high winds.
JasonC is correct.
The Fire Race is made in the same mould as the previous seasons X-Fire, which means that, for a month it will be the same as the current X-Fire, as the '11 models don't arrive until mid January.
They are a slightly heavier construction, but still pretty light.(I haven't got the scales in the shop), thought the'11 X-Fires 112 upwards will be full carbon, so they will be lighter.
I am just about to take delivery of my new RRD FireRace v2 122 w tech.
I went for this as my light wind set up to use with 8.2 and 7.2 NP H2's.I am 77kg.
As the UK the beaches where I sail are stony and rocky or concrete I went for the slightly more durable finish...not so worried about the crashes, just dropping it on the way in or out.
But I see the board comes with a 48cm fin as std. The blurb says its for extra early planing...which sounds ideal in marginal stuff but wondered if I should also get something like a 44/42 if using with the 7.2 in a bit more wind?
...reading on here the stock fin sounds big?