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Mctavish Fireball Evolution

Mctavish Fireball Evolution

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Awesome board, long life span

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Rode a red Fireball for 11 years, awesome in all conditions. It copped a few beatings and survived them all with minor repairs needed. Pretty much the only board I rode all of this time.
I was pretty upset when it snapped at Boomerang Beach and had no hesitation in buying a new one. It was also made in Thailand.

Date PurchasedSept 2006
Ben
Ben
  • 2 reviews

Favourite board by far

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I don't know what the happy chap below is on about, perhaps his was damaged before he bought it. I don't usually post reviews but the one below doesn't give this great board justice! I purchased my fireball brand new and it is unbelievably strong in my opinion. I surf it at gold coast open beach often in up to 4ft conditions and have watched it dumped onto the sand bank on numerous occasions. I love surfing this board, highly recommended!

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Questions & Answers

Dbjc
Dbjcasked

What difference does 1/8 “ make in width on an 8 “ EVO 11 ? I get the more float and easier to paddle but what other affect might it have ?

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Smithy15
Smithy15asked

This question was meant to read - "was this a custom glassed board from McTavish in Byron Bay or a pop out board from Global Surf Industries?"

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cain21
cain21

pop out board. I was told by shop at Byron Bay they were not interested in repairing any of their boards.

Dan
Dan

Yeah mate just like most big shaper names they sell the license to produce their boards from time to time. Mctavish sold production rights to Global Surf Industries (GSI) but continued to produce their boards in Byron Bay. Hayden Shapes and many others do this as well. The end result is that GSI produce perfect replica shapes that perform like the custom ones but they generally finish with a cheaper glass job or do epoxy glass as well. Generally these glass jobs are inferior to the ones glassed in the Australian factory but the up side is they cost half the price. Mctavish won't repair epoxy boards because they don't make them and they don't glass the GSI ones so they don't repair them either. They do fix their own production boards and they are quality boards. Both originals and GSI boards surf amazingly with the epoxy being extremely light and buoyant. I guess you get what you pay for. GSI and Mctavish custom are clearly marked and branded so I guess you just have to research before you buy. Give Mctavish a call any time and they explain it all and are very open about the process.

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CategorySurfboards
Release dateJan 2013

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