Firewire Surfboards

Firewire Sci-Fi Surfboards

The Firewire Sci-Fi Surfboard by Slater Designs is a mash up of classic curves and modern rocker served with a Futuristic twist of fluid dynamic principles likely found in the design archives of Bruce Wayne.

Expect seemingly unnatural acceleration, instantaneous response and an all around level performance that can only be described as Electric. The Sci-Fi is a high performance all-rounder with impressive range (1-8ft ) with usability for intermediate to advanced surfers. 5-fin Option. Avialable in 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.









In this review I test out two stock Sci-Fi boards from Slater Designs. I surfed these two boards in 2-5’ surf with clean and windy conditions. The stock 5’7” at 26.2 liters felt good underfoot when the surf was clean but I struggled to get clean precise turns when the surf had some texture on it. The stock 5’6” at 24.8 liters felt good in both clean and windy textured surf because I could sink the rail quickly and keep it engaged throughout my turns. After studying the footage for this review I like the responsiveness of the 5’6” compared to the 5’7” in all the wave conditions I tested. Both boards felt good with Quad and Thruster set ups. The Thruster set had a quicker pivot and the Quad had more speed the entire time with good pivot on the right fin configuration. In the end I had the most fun on the 5’6” as a Quad and I enjoyed Firewire’s LFT EPS technology in clean and windy conditions. The LFT EPS felt lively and had a bit of flare in my turns compared to the 5’7”. I like the performance of the Sci-Fi in 3-6’ surf and I recommend it as a daily driver for intermediate / pro level surfers.