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Firewires advancement in surf technology, construction methods and environmental production has produced some of the most unique products in the surf market. Firewire product is avaialbe instore as well as a range of demonstration boards.

Firewire Nano

Firewire Nano 4The NANO is one of the latest offerings from Firewire, what designer Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thompson refers to as the latest incantation of his ‘Modern Planing Hull’ designs.  Tomo’s goal for these hull designs “have always been to improve upon current equipment, making the high performance surfing experience faster, easier and more intuitive for any rider.”Firewire Nano 3

According to Tomo, the advantage of these planing hull designs is that they “effortlessly gain and maintain speed, linking sections with acceleration and ease.  The drive and precision of the parallel rail line working to draw both powerful carves and radical tight hacks with a subtle shift in weight. The control of the Modern Planing Hulls are that they sit perfectly centered beneath the riders feet with no swing weight up front and no drag through the rear.” (see http://dantomo.blogspot.com.au/ for more)

The Nano combines radical performance with free flowing speed in a very natural controlled ride that is both user friendly & cutting edge. Effortlessly fast and loose, yet predictable and drivey.

Firewire Nano 1The NANO has a clean outline with its wide point forward of center, the nose has been trimmed back and rounded so there are less points and area to catch up front.  There is a relatively wide chopped square tail for speed and glide with the corners rounded  for smoother turns. The rail line through back third of the board is relatively straight which gives you increased control through turns. Despite its size, the Nano has a surprisingly good wave range with excellent ability to hold its rail in bigger punchy waves without feeling too loose or twitchy.

Firewire Nano 6Tomo suggests riding this design in the middle to lower end of your preferred volume range for intermediate to advanced surfers.

Check out Tomo testing out a prototype of the Nano in the clip below ;)

Firewire Sub Moon in stock

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Firewire Sub Moon 2

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We now have several of Firewire’s new Sub Moon model in stock.

The SUBMOON is the ultimate FUNshape. Designer Nev Hyman explains: “We combined a contemporary rocker and concaves and even thickness distribution with a quirky FUNshape outline that encourages a more vertical shortboard approach to the traditional longboard style of surfing. The outline has generous curve between your feet, which encourages the board to get on rail and TURN! The narrower moon tail provides bite, drive and direction, and the snub nose carries area forward for a bit of tip hang-cheater five FUN.”

Come check them out instore or alternatively online here:
http://www.zaksurfboards.com.au/firewire/

 

 

Firewire Baked & Sweet Potatoes instore

We are now pleased to offer the new Firewire BAKED POTATO instore at Zak’s.  The Baked Potato offers the same small wave performance as the SWEET POTATO with a few subtle design adjustments. The nose is pulled in slightly and some of the rail volume has been removed to allow for even faster rail to rail transfers. The BAKED POTATO has the same aggressive double concaves and ‘V-spine’ running down the center of the board which allows the board to get up on the rail much faster than the overall design would indicate. Primarily designed for smaller, weaker conditions, the BAKED POTATO will surprise you by its performance characteristics, and how the quad fins set further back and closer to the rail than usual, allow the board to hold with- out sliding, even in larger surf. Get cooking on a BAKED POTATO.


Firewire Stealth & Lost Sub Scorher In Store Now

 

The “Stealth”…. is a high performance, secret weapon hybrid formulated by “hiding” our …Lost “Rocket” model into the guise of a pointed nose performance short board. Team riders (“Pros”) were stoked on “The Rockets” performance in small surf but were afraid to use in contests for fear of negative reaction from judges. At the same time, the “Bros” were asking for a “Short board that surfs like the Rocket” so I can ride a pointed nose outline. Viola! The combination of extreme tail rocker and deep concave provide lift and unparalleled turning radius. The Low entry rocker with a traditional pulled in nose template allows performance short board antics with the speed of a “fish”. Full rails and wide tail keep everything easy to use for everyone. Available now in FST technology as a 5 fin “convertible”. Finally, there’s a board that can be “everything for everyone”

 

The “Sub Scorcher” I wanna board for ‘mush’. Something short and wide, but still a hi performance shortboard….something like Dane’s board”, Kolohe Andino.

The challenge was laid down. Starting with the old SD, we squashed the dims to 5’6″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 3/16″, lowered the entry rocker and shallowed out the concave through the center to straighten the rail line (for drive) and made it easier to lay such a wide platform over on a rail. Voila! Our stubbiest shortboard yet, but it still carves like a real board. Kolohe wanted to call it “The Trashcan Lid” because you don’t need to go dumpster diving to get one of these.

Demo in store : STEALTH 6’0 X 19 1/2 X 2 5/16

                               SUB SCORCHER: 6’2 X 20 1/2 X 2 5/8

 

FIREWIRE

 

Firewire continues to define the ‘FUTURE OF SHAPES’ . Whether you prefer the WCT proven Future shapes and technology (FST) championed by Taj on the pro tour. The direct drive (DD) carbon rod suspension technology, or the new RAPIDFIRE (RF) bamboo and carbon rod hybrid. Firewire remains dedicated to continually pushing the boundries of surfboard design and materials. We have a large variety of models in stock and if we don’t have the model or size you want we can order it for you .

cheers Tim

 

 

 

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