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Firewire Legacy HE ... anyone?

Postby pixelpedro » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:54 pm

Hi y'all, I've been looking at replacing my Libtech surfboard and came across the FW Legacy, but there's literately no information anywhere, anyone ridding these? or has tried one that can perhaps shed some light and give some feedback on the board?

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Re: Firewire Legacy HE ... anyone?

Postby purdyd » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:34 pm

The Legacy is a kite board design that came to be as a result of a lot of feedback from the market and through working with a mad-man kitesurfer named Maciek from Firewire Europe. I sent out a sample board for him to try, and through a process of many texts and phone calls, and a few tweaks, we are proud to release The Legacy. It turns out, what works for surfing waves without a kite is very similar to what works really well for surfing WITH a kite. The Legacy looks like a regular surfboard with significantly reduced rocker (especially in the tail) and is proportionally narrower and thinner to the length. The bottom contour has aggressive concaves with accelerating the flow of water through the fins for max speed being the main theme. The fins are further forward than most boards in an effort to draw the pivot point forward for control in tight radius turns under full power and speed.
I think it is brand new.
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Re: Firewire Legacy HE ... anyone?

Postby pixelpedro » Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:44 pm

Yeah I reached out to Realwatersports and someone I chatted with said it was relatively new, which gave me the impression it'd be out for a while, especially since it's sold out HAHA.
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Re: Firewire Legacy HE ... anyone?

Postby kubs0n » Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:01 pm

I have been using legacy for a 6 months, i have 5'10" but it feels like smaller one, it's fast and really radical. Legacy is not so light like regular helium in standard firewire surfboard but also not so heavy like most of kiteboarding brands.

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Re: Firewire Legacy HE ... anyone?

Postby Jwoo » Sat May 14, 2022 1:09 am

Since it's been a little while, I'd like to revive this thread and see if anyone has ridden the Legacy and can let us know what you think about it.


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