Test Drive

Test Drive Season 2 Episode #1 Firewire “Spitfire”

For the first episode of Test Drive (Season 2) in 2017, we kick off the series with a model that Garrett is very familiar from Firewire Surfboards…the Firewire “Spitfire” featured in Firewire’s new Helium construction. The Spitfire model is a small wave/groveler with unique features like the step-down tail rail that allows the board to […]

“Test Drive” Episode #11 – Sharp Eye Disco E2 construction

For the final episode of Test Drive in 2016, we wrap up our series of epoxi construction reviews with a model that Garrett is very familiar and fond of…the Sharp Eye “Disco”. The Sharp Eye Disco model is one of Garrett’s all time favorite small wave performance boards. Watch Garrett put the Disco model to […]

“Test Drive” Episode #10 – Lost Carbon Wrap Baby Buggy

In this episode of Test Drive, Garrett reviews one of his favorite boards (the Taj Burrow Baby Buggy) in Lost’s “Carbon Wrap” technology. The Carbon Wrap “Baby Buggy” is constructed with 2 lbs. epoxy foam with carbon strips strategically wrapped throughout the board to increase speed, spring, and durability. With EPS based construction, we recommend […]

“Test Drive” Episode 9 – DHD DX1 Epoxicore technology

For this episode of Test Drive, Garrett continues to analyze the boards behind the recent epoxy trend. In this episode, he discusses the construction and benefits of DHD’s innovative epoxicore technology in one of his favorite surfboard models, the DX1. Check out the full video to get an idea of how the board is construction […]

“Test Drive” Episode 8 – Channel Islands FLEX BAR

We are really excited to start diving into all the epoxy technology that is out there right now. On this episode of Test Drive we will be trying out Channel Islands new technology called the FLEX BAR. We will be reviewing the Sampler model because it is one i am familiar with in the traditional […]

Test Drive Episode #7 – Slater Designs “Sci-Fi”

For this episode of Test Drive, Garrett reviews the highly anticipated and hyped “Sci-Fi” which is collaborative effort between Firewire Surfboards, Daniel Thompson, and Slater Designs. With some similar characteristics to the Evo, Vader, and Vanguard (other Tomo designed boards), the Sci-Fi infuses more traditional performance elements. Watch the video to see Garrett test the […]

Test Drive Episode #6 – DHD DX1 Model

On Test Drive Episode #6, Garrett takes a good look at the characteristics that make DHD’s DX1 one of the best all around shortboard’s in the world and the winner of Stab Magazine’s 2015 “Stab in the Dark” contest. The DX1 is a dynamic surfboard that can work in a variety of wave conditions and […]

Test Drive Episode #5 – Lost “Baby Buggy”

For this episode of Test Drive, we put one of Lost’s new models (the Taj Burrow “Baby Buggy”) to the test in average Winter conditions. We pulled a “Baby Buggy” with more volume to see how it would perform during full suit season. Based on our review we feel that the Lost “Baby Buggy” is […]

Test Drive Board Review #4 – Sharpeye “Disco Tech”

For Test Drive episode #4, we review Sharpeye’s new small wave performance model in the “Disco” family, the “Disco Tech”. The “Disco Tech” has many similar characteristics to the original Disco, however has a unique swallow tail design that increases speed and water displacement. In this episode we put the Disco Tech to the test […]

Test Drive Board Review #3 – Firewire “Evo”

For this episode of Sunrise “Test Drive” we are reviewing one of our boardroom’s more unique and intriguing boards, the Firewire Evo. The Firewire Evo was created by Daniel Thomson aka “Tomo” and is one of his most refined modern planing hull boards yet. Watch Garrett put this new board to the test in the […]

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