The Alternator shape combines the perfect blend of a short rail line, generous curve and slightly thicker foil, producing a surfboard that paddles well but still turns on a dime. Firewire likes to consider the Alternator the workhorse in our collection because of its great all around performance in pretty much any kind of waves. The Rapidfire Technology used on the Alternator makes it a highly tuned, durable surfboard with increased performance and strength versus traditional surfboards construction
6'6" Firewire Rapidfire AlternatorBy Scott in San Diego on 11/21/2009
I got the board yesterday, from another Shop, in San Diego Co. Rode it today for the first time. Handles and rides great. Great basic performance. Superb foil makes for great handling and ease of performance.
I'm 6'4" by 202#lbs + wetsuit weight. I got this board to make catching waves a little easier than on my regular 6'4" JCPeterMel model in bigger surf, and to have more float glide while riding.