With a design process similar to that of The Go Fish, Rob wasn’t timid when it came to drawing inspiration from the past when it came to creating The Midas.
The tail was inspired by some 80’s twin fins. Most specifically, the winged twin fin designs of Mark Richards. And Rob placed the wings intentionally to align with the two forward fins.
This is a big reason that Rob enjoys it as a two plus one setup most of the time, but he also likes it as a thruster when the waves get big.
Rob’s recent preference for cutting deep into the face of waves with his shapes is shown through the thinned-out tips of the swallow tail points. “I seem to keep all my tails really knifey and thin nowadays because it adds a lot of bite to these hybrid shapes, and you get a lot of response from that coupled with my Board Eat Board concave,” he says.
FIREWIRE X MACHADO GLAZER 5'7"
5'7" X 20 7/16" X 2 7/16" - 27.6L
Ability: Beginner - Expert
Bottom Contours: Singel/Double
Linear Flex Technology
Thruster - FCSII Fin System
I like to think of the guy at VG’s Donuts that glazes the donuts. Pretty important dude. Kinda makes or breaks a donut. He’s the GLAZER.
And then you have my number one test pilot – TODD GLASER. He’s been riding this board for close to a decade. We’ve been modifying and tweaking it for years. A little bit of width here… a touch of thickness there… back and forth until we finally agreed that it was ready.
Very round and sleek curves. Gentle rockers. Easy to ride for all levels and easy to ride in all types of waves.
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FIREWIRE X MACHADO SUNDAY 5'9"
5'9" x 20 x 2 5/8" 34.66L
FCS Fin System
Sunday mornings for me start later than most mornings.
It’s really a family day.... We wake up, take it slow.... Might be a surf involved before breakfast with my daughter or my son, but we’re never in a hurry to get there. We usually go to the farmer’s market before noon and stock up on produce.
In the afternoon I’ll ride my bicycle down to Cardiff reef and maybe paddle out the 7-foot Sunday for a cruise. Then before sunset I’ll ride the 5’6 at Seaside if its good.
My favorite thing about the Sunday is how it occupies both sides of the spectrum. I ride both the 5’6 and the 7’0. That covers a lot of territory.
The 5’6 is about six liters more volume than I’d normally ride in a shortboard. And that’s the most important thing - size up your Sunday. Don’t be shy. Ride more volume and relax.
If you want to draw out turns and flow, ride it as a single fin. You can set it up as a twin fin if you want to liven it up. It’s a win both ways. Sunday is always fun.