Hard facts – RRD FireRace 112 W-Tech
Manufacturer: RRD, robertoriccidesigns.com
Length: 230 cm
Width: 75,0 cm
Volume: 120 L
Sail range: 6,0 – 8,5
RRD FireRace – The same shape as RRD X-Fire W2
RRD FireRace line shares the same shape as the RRD Slalom board range, RRD X-fire W2. The X-Fire heritage is obvious if you read the test below. Compared to an Free Ride /Free Race board the RRD Fire Race is pretty hardcore. The FireRace require really good driving skills, but if you are skilled enough the board is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, board within the Free Ride /Free Race segment.
RRD FireRace compared to Slalom Boards
The RRD FireRace have also been tested within the Slalom segment. Compared with Slalom boards as Starboard iSonic, Fanatic Falcon and JP Slalom the RRD FireRace is considered to be slightly slower in terms of absolute Top Speed but by far the easiest board to gybe and “a great all-rounder for any level of rider”.
HardCore or Not!?
The RRD FireRace is pretty hardcore if you compare it with Free Ride and Free Race boards, however if you compare the RRD FireRace with its sisters and brothers within the Slalom board segment the FireRace appears to be quite manageable for a Free Ride Junkie aiming for that extra speed. Quite often you can find hardly used Slalom boards on the used market. Greate for you hard core Slalom guys and girls, but not so greate for the Free Ride Junkie that has blown half a season trying to manage the (F-word; ) board.
Surf (Germany) no 5, 2010 – RRD Fire Race Wood Tech
RRD FireRace is a board for very experienced surfers. RRD FireRace requires active driving style and provides a very good board feel. The board is extremely thinned out in the front. The foot strap positions is racing oriented.
RRD FireRace feels super short and requires really good technique to achieve early planning. Once planing the RRD FireRace keeps planing through wind holes and is for sure one of the fastest board whit in the Free Ride / Free Race segment.
RRD FireRace 120 offers: 20 % Free Ride and 100 % Free Race