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Firewire Evo Helium Kite Surfboard Sizing

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Created by bramber > 9 months ago, 11 Mar 2018
bramber
VIC, 120 posts
11 Mar 2018 11:36PM
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I'm interested in getting the Firewire Evo Helium Kite Surfboard however unsure what size to get, 5 1 or 5 3. I weigh approx 83kg dry without gear and want to use it generally from 15 to 25 knots. Normally ride in Victoria. Anyone got advice on which size to go for?

DJMWA
WA, 328 posts
11 Mar 2018 11:02PM
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I'm about 85kg and have the 5'1. Absolutely no problems with the size for me, best board for knee - head and half waves I've ever had by far. Riding 6 and 9m neo from 18-30kn

SonnyRider
91 posts
12 Mar 2018 6:00PM
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Yeah, I'd say the 5'1 is best for you.

I'm 97kgs and ride the 5'3 in those winds

bramber
VIC, 120 posts
12 Mar 2018 10:54PM
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Thanks guys i was leaning in that direction. Now i just have to find a secondhand one!

DJMWA
WA, 328 posts
13 Mar 2018 12:23AM
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bramber said..
Thanks guys i was leaning in that direction. Now i just have to find a secondhand one!


Good luck with that, I looked for 18 months for a second hand one to no avail. Got impatient when someone on here said they had stopped shipping them to Oz and bit the bullet.

SonnyRider
91 posts
13 Mar 2018 5:45PM
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^^ Same
Waited, waited, searched & searched, didn't find that unicorn.

Gave up, bought new.

I do not regret it

hilly
WA, 6397 posts
13 Mar 2018 7:54PM
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Got a 5 3 for sale :)

vendeavours
VIC, 361 posts
16 Mar 2018 10:25PM
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I use similar board on 5'2" I am 80 kgs

Bletti
WA, 163 posts
27 Aug 2018 9:15PM
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Anyone sell Firewire Evo Helium in WA?

CAUTION
WA, 1097 posts
28 Aug 2018 9:11AM
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u will prob struggle to find new also.
Take a look at the duotone whip pro. same tomo cut off design concept but more refined for kiting with thinner rails to bury.
Ive got 1 just waiting to try out then will review.

Bertie
VIC, 1349 posts
28 Aug 2018 4:28PM
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The 2019 Cabrinha X-breed looks the goods. Might be worth a look as an alternative.
Or get a custom done locally.

smook
VIC, 159 posts
31 Aug 2018 7:36PM
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In Vic I use cut off nose board 21 LTS 5'2" I prefer the board to be not too short when on bigger waves But with the Evo you need to go smaller lengths as above kiters have said due to wide tail and there volume .In 18 +kns under that re wind I go to my weapon 17 m Zephyr I am 80klg 5'10" Note in 15 knots range you need more LTS which may compromise 25 kN Range and board will be to bouncy on top of water



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