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Westozzy
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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby Westozzy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:52 am

I highly rate this board. Both my kiting buddies have one and I am seriously contemplating getting one as well, but my wife may actually kill me. I love it.

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby BWD » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:01 am

Still a firewire with a bad paint job, buy the real thing instead ;)

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby rowboat » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:55 pm

I have the 2012 Nugget, love it and ride it often - whenever the wind is light, in small waves, and in flood tide conditions here in the Bay. The only thing I'd really change is I'd make it about 4" longer, with some nose rocker. Wouldn't really change how it rides, but that would make it a little more friendly in the waves. One real problem, however, is the bamboo construction, especially on the deck. Overall the skin of the board is very brittle, and the bamboo is cracking at the angles where the grab rail comes into the deck, allowing water to enter. I think this is a consistent problem with these boards... Anyone else?

BWD: which firewire? link? thx

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby BWD » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:24 pm

http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/surfb ... eet_potato
is what I was thinking, but it has a molded in grab rail and totally blunt nose, so I was wrong I guess.
Overall shape is very similar though.
Could be a very close relative. Thought I read something to that effect last year maybe??

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby windsurfer-resurrection » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:42 pm

http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/kites ... itesurfing

The dominator KDM-508R-03-3

5'8"

20"

2 3/8"

round

Futures Quad Vector II F4(375) (1/2” rear) NAT

31.0 liter volume is a good one.

The link above are the firewire kite specific reinforced boards.

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby windsurfer-resurrection » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:14 pm

FPT-506R-03 5' 6" 22" 2 5/8" round 38.6
FPT-508R-03 5' 8" 22 1/4" 2 3/4" round 43

http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/surfb ... eet_potato

The sweet potato looks like a very similar shape and many choices on sizes.

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby pixelpedro » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:51 pm

BWD wrote:Still a firewire with a bad paint job, buy the real thing instead ;)

haha! +1

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby mikelet » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:54 pm

Firewire people should be idiot !.
They made the original board more than a year ago,before north cames out with a copy ,and they still doesn't come with just a reinforced deck version (no inserts needed) for kiting ??.
The Sweet Potato was the most voted board when Firewire asked on a thread on this forum which should be or should like to see the next board in the FW kite line... :?: :?:

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby BWD » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:03 pm

Well we will see what happens.
Already fw offers custom size/shaping on some models.
If they also add an option for reinforced deck or heavy glass, that would be nice.

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Re: North Nugget 2013

Postby screwfootsc » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:15 am

:P
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