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Firewire Timbertek Sweet Potato Surfboard 5ft 6 FCS II - Natural Wood

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Firewire Timbertek Sweet Potato Surfboard 5ft 6 FCS II - Natural Wood
Firewire Timbertek Sweet Potato Surfboard 5ft 6 FCS II - Natural Wood Firewire Timbertek Sweet Potato Surfboard 5ft 6 FCS II - Natural Wood


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5 out of 5 stars

Speed, more speed and even more, this groveller is very hard to beat.

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  • Name The Firewire Timbertek Sweet Potato 5ft 6
  • Volume 38.6 litres
  • Ability Intermediate/Advanced
  • Conditions Anything from knee to head high waves
  • Construction Timbertek lightweight EPS core/Paulownia wood deck and bottom skin/cloth reinforced parabolic Paulownia rails
  • Dimensions 5ft 6 x 22 x 2.625
  • Fin system FCS II Five fin
  • Fins Included No

Product Details

The Firewire Surfboards Timbertek Sweet Potato is the surfboard that we'd rather keep a secret, that magic board that'll put your wave count through the roof even when the waves are small and junky. The 'buzz' surrounding this funky little board has been unprecedented, at last a board designed to rip in the smallest conditions when normally you'd head home and leave it to the longboards! The Sweet Potato is your 'go-to' board when the surf is knee to head high!

Clearly the Sweet Potato is not your average surfboard, says designer Dan Mann. The outline is the most striking design change from the status quo. The SP dramatically changes the ratio between the length and width of a board while still allowing the design to perform at a very high level. While the relationship of the outline and volume obviously have a big impact, without the big changes in the rocker, bottom contour, fin placement, and the flex characteristics of the stronger and lighter materials, the Sweet Potato would have limited performance as has been the case with these designs in the past.

Another of the noticeable design attributes Dan added is the aggressive bottom contour which creates considerable lift. The deep double concave with a 'spine' in the middle divide the board in half (length-wise) isolating the fins, rocker and bottom on one side of the board at a time. This allows the board to get on a rail quickly. The Sweet Potato is the board you always bring on a surf check, and you'll find yourself ripping on small days where you'd otherwise go home. And it will hold its own in bigger waves as well.

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 reducing 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, we've been with them since the very start.
Firewire surfboards are more durable than other surfboard manufacturing processes, and for 90% of surfers they will improve your surfing. Firewire is pushing the limits of applying new technology and innovation to surfboard design and always has an eye on the environmental impact of what they do, they truly are different to the other board companies out there.
Firewire have come a long way since the early boards and the range of shapes and tech just gets better and better. A big chunk of the boards in the range are perfectly suited to the waves that 90% of us surf on a regular basis so if you haven't already, give them a try. The staff here have surfed pretty much every board in the Firewire 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 Firewire, 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 info@boardshop.co.uk or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.

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1 Customer Reviews - Read Them (1)

5 out of 5 stars

Bought as a beginner board to use in small surf
Bought as a beginner board to use in small surf after 22yrs bodyboarding. Much more fun option than buying a big mal.Can't comment from an experienced surfers perspective but if you want a board to learn on that has got more life in it than a foamie or mal then I would strongly reccomend.They seem to hold their value so will probably trade in for a shorter SP in the future.

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