WHAT WE SAY ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
The Firewire Unibrow. Deisigner Dan Mann explains, "The Unibrow has its roots in a shape I've been riding as my regular shortboard, blended with all that I've gleened from designing and using the Dominator, Sweet Potato and Potato-Nator. Different from a regular shortboard with a compressed outline curve without sacrificing the width needed to maintain and maximise paddling and planing speed. My goal was to design a proper high-performance shortboard that didn't feel too chunky when the surf was good and you don't really need a 'groveler'. The rail profile is dropped and very sensitive, especially through the tail. The hull has an aggressive single concave that begins at the nose and runs through the deep spot in front of the fins and divides into a subtle double concave that directs the water flow to the inside of the front fins".
The rapid response flex memory in the Future Shapes Technology used in these boards yields great speed through the turns whilst the parabolic rail configuration guarantees 100% return memory for years.
Firewire surfboards feature some very distinct construction traits that set them aside form other boards currently available:
1) parabolic balsa rails
2) dual density EPS and advanced composite core
The parabolic balsa rails flex at the start of a turn storing energy and rebound through the turn releasing built up energy in the form of speed. The spring back of the parabolic rails to the original rocker triggers rapid acceleration, like an arrow shot from a bow. The construction materials, a unique formulation of hi-tech epoxy resins and advanced composites mean that these boards maintain the lively feel you get with brand new polyurethane boards, but are up to 20% lighter and will last 5+ times longer.
This manufacturing process has won environmental awards and has created a range of lightweight and durable custom boards that are quickly being recognised for their awesome performance.
What this all means for surfers is a step forward in the age old trade off of performance versus durability that has traditionally limited polyurethane boards. The nature of the core technology in these boards allows them to rebound in and out of turns with little loss of speed. The secret to improved surfing is maintaining and using this speed to go higher, bigger, longer or whatever does it for you!