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Firewire Timbertek Spitfire Surfboard 5ft 6 FCS II - Natural Wood
Firewire marketing Director, Chuy Reyna, was looking for all the benefits of the Dominator but with even more performance. The SPITFIRE combines a diamond tail and STEP-DOWN tail rail, giving the SPITFIRE the tail bite of a much thinner board, without losing the Dominator's speed and flotation. The SPITFIRE offers the same 5/4/3 fin options and a low entry rocker for easy paddling.
TIMBERTEK represents a huge step forward towards the holy grail of any product designed and manufactured in today's environmentally conscious world. While by no means 'carbon neutral' or sustainably built, Firewire's TIMBERTEK has by far one of the least toxic and smallest carbon footprints of any commercially produced surfboards today.
Grant Newby, a talented Ozzy craftsman first turned us on to the potential of this construction, and following his lead, our Firewire R&D and production team worked tirelessly to make this tech a reality in a production setting. Building one-offs or small quantities is one thing (and not to be discounted), but it took a huge effort to overcome all the technical problems that became apparent as we tweaked the original recipe to increase performance and build reasonable quantities. Of course having our own vertical factory was a huge help.
The combination of a lightweight EPS core, sustainably-grown timber deck skins, Firewire's legendary parabolic rail construction, and an Entropy bio-resin hot coat give an extremely lightweight and durable surfboard with ALL of the high performance flex traits of Firewire's existing technologies. Even more impressive, this tech has lead to a significant reduction in exterior lamination significantly further educing the boards carbon footprint. TIMBERTEK, it's simply High Performance Art!
Boardshop is stoked to be a key partner for Firewire surfboards across Europe and beyond. The staff here have surfed pretty much every board in the range at some time or another and we speak to surfers from all over the world and get their feedback on how the boards perform in all sorts of conditions so we're well placed to talk about all aspects of Firewire surfboards. We're happy to consider trading in your old board against a new board, so If you have any questions about this we'd be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices or enquiries you might have, just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.
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Björn Kossen (reviewed 02/08/2017)
Have had no regrets! The board is surfing amazing and has looks to die for. Paddling isn't half as hard as I thought it would be and super responsive. In short a great advice and a great board.
Also had to return some items even though I live in the Netherlands the team from Boardshop arranged everything so it wasn't any trouble.
Will order in the future and ask for advice!
Andrew (reviewed 19/07/2017)
I got the 6'10 based on the fact that I surf 7'0 as my regular boards. This was a mistake on my part as the floatation on this thing is incredible. I'm 6'6 at 108kg, intermediate surfer and above average fitness(for those of you who use volume calculators) and surfed it in Indo for 3 week. Great board, wave count through the roof BUT I went to big on the size. I should have gone for the 6'6 as its similar in volume as my standard 7'0 but I doubted myself as it sounded to a drastic change. Zero pressure dings.
Anyway, board is great and had a blast so be brave as they say, drop a size or 2 from what you are used to when choosing a FireWire.
Ivo lima (reviewed 28/04/2017)
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