Firewire Spitfire<br/>(All Materials | All Sizes)

Firewire Spitfire
(All Materials | All Sizes)

Firewire Surfboards Mann Kine<br/>Spitfire - FST
Firewire Surfboards Mann Kine
Spitfire - FST
10% Off All Accessories With Surfboard Purchase.
Use Coupon Code "Surfboard".


Firewire Surfboards Mann Kine<br/>Spitfire - LFT/Bamboo (RapidFire)
Firewire Surfboards Mann Kine
Spitfire - LFT/Bamboo (RapidFire)
10% Off All Accessories With Surfboard Purchase.
Use Coupon Code "Surfboard".


Firewire Surfboards Mann Kine<br/>Spitfire - Timbertek
Firewire Surfboards Mann Kine
Spitfire - Timbertek
10% Off All Accessories With Surfboard Purchase.
Use Coupon Code "Surfboard".


Firewire Surfboards Mann Kine<br/>Spitfire - Helium
Firewire Surfboards Mann Kine
Spitfire - Helium
10% Off All Accessories With Surfboard Purchase.
Use Coupon Code "Surfboard".


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Firewire Spitfire Surfboard


*Grom sizes 5ft. 2in. and 5ft. 4in. are available, please contact us for pricing and availability.


Firewire’s product development is centered around three things: The exclusive use of epoxy resins and EPS foam cores, developing lighter and stronger surfboards through sandwich construction, and optimizing flex to maximize performance.

Firewire Spitfire Surfboard

The Marketing Director at Firewire, Chuy Reyna, was looking for all the benefits of the Dominator but even more performance. The SPITFIRE combines a Diamond tail and STEP-DOWN tail rail, giving the SPITFIRE the tail bite of a 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 an easier paddle.


Firewire Spitfire Surfboard Tech - Timbertek
TIMBERTEK represents a significant step forward towards the holy grail of any product designed and manufactured in today's environmentally conscious world. While by no means sustainably built, Firewire's TIMBERTEK has by far one of the least toxic and smallest carbon footprints of any commercially available surfboard today. Grant Newby, a talented Australian craftsman first turned Firewire on to the potential of this construction, and following his lead, Firewire's internal R&D and production crew worked tirelessly to make this tech possible in a production setting. Building one-offs or small quantities is one thing (and not to be discounted), but it took a tremendous effort to overcome all the issues that arose as Firewire tweaked the original recipe to increase performance and build reasonable quantities. Of course Firewire having their very own vertical factory was a huge help. The combination of a lightweight EPS core, sustainably-grown wood deck skins, Firewire's proprietary parabolic rail construction, and an Entropy bio-resin hot coat yield an extremely lightweight, durable surfboard with ALL of the high performance flex characteristics of Firewire's existing technologies. Even more impressive, the physical properties of the raw materials involved have allowed Firewire to reduce exterior lamination significantly, furthering the reduction of the board’s carbon footprint. Or as we like to describe TIMBERTEK, it's simply High Performance Art.

Firewire Spitfire Surfboard Tech - LFT/Bamboo
Firewire’s product development is focused on three things: The exclusive use of epoxy resins and epoxy resin and EPS foam cores, achieving lighter and stronger surfboards through sandwich construction, and optimizing flex to enhance performance. Though LINEAR FLEX TECHNOLOGY (LFT) may appear to be a simple construction employing familiar design philosophies found in traditionally built surfboards, nothing could be further from the truth.

Linear Flex Technology/Bamboo Deckskin
This option incorporates a Bamboo Deckskin as well as Firewire’s SPRINGER HD, a 0.75” (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the centerline of the board, representing the next generation in our SPRINGER technology. Unlike the original balsa SPRINGER build which only added stiffness under the front foot, the SPRINGER HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail.

Inserting a high-density material down the center of the board does create engineering hurdles. For example, deck compression over the SPRINGER HD would be less than the surrounding EPS core. Over time, the deck would develop a raised area adjacent to the SPRINGER HD, akin to the ‘ridging' effect on a PU surfboard as the surrounding foam collapses on either side of the stringer.

We addressed this issue in two ways. Firstly, the SPRINGER HD stops approximately 10mm below the top deck, ensuring that the surrounding EPS compression will not lead to ‘ridging’. Utilizing our proven sandwich construction methodology, we also added an extremely durable material to the top deck of the board. This ‘deck-skin’ now serves as an additional buffer against the ridging effect while simultaneously working in tandem with the SPRINGER HD to optimize the overall flex pattern of the LFT build. The end result is a durable surfboard with lively flex patterns that will maintain its hi-performance characteristics over time.

Firewire Spitfire Surfboard Tech - FST
FST relies primarily on the PARABOLIC Balsa Rail to control flex while the high density aerospace composite vacuumed to both top and bottom decks provides significant impact strength, and is stronger than the traditional PU surfboard. The Parabolic Balsa Rail features 12mm balsa built from 3 x 4mm strips, which as mentioned not only control flex and add strength, but also act as a buffer against rail dings. Furthermore, the long-term flex memory supplied by the balsa rails ensures boards maintain their lively feel for longer. With a retail price point slightly above premium polyurethane surfboards, FST offers an extremely high performance, durable surfboard.

Firewire Mann Spitfire Surfboard Tech - Helium
Firewire is keeping their new Tech close to the chest until their new surfboards actually hit our shores. That said, here's what we know. With Helium there's no need to paint the board, as they are white skins, creating a noticeable weight savings. For example, a 5ft. 8in. Dominator Helium weighs just over 5 pounds, while the FST version comes in at 6 pounds and the Timber Teck version weighs 6.5 pounds. Firewire Helium is stronger, with the Integrity of FST, but with a better bond since Helium Surfboards don't have to be painted. Ultimately, this means the Helium Firewire Helium surfboards are lighter, but just as strong when it comes to breaking.


Firewire Spitfire - Stats at a Glance:

Length     
 Width         
Thickness    
 Tail                      
Volume
5' 2"
19" 2 1/8"
Diamond
23.3
5' 4"
19 1/4"
2 1/4"
Diamond
27.7
5' 6"
19 3/4"
2 3/8"
Diamond
28.3
5' 8"
20"
2 3/8"
Diamond
31
5' 10"
20 1/4"
2 1/2"
Diamond
33.5
6' 20 1/2"
2 1/2"
Diamond
34.9
6' 2"
20 3/4"
2 5/8"
Diamond
38
6' 4"
21" 2 3/4"
Diamond
41.5
6' 6"
21 1/4"
2 7/8"
Diamond
45
6' 8"
20 3/4"
3"
Diamond
48.7
6' 10"
22"
3 1/4"
Diamond
55.4

Firewire Spitfire Surfboard: available in Timbertek, LFT RapidFire, FST and Helium


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