Firewire Sweet Potato<br/>(Custom Order)

Firewire Sweet Potato
(Custom Order)

Firewire Surfbaords<br/>Sweet Potato - LFT
Firewire Surfbaords
Sweet Potato - LFT
10% Off All Accessories With Surfboard Purchase. Use Coupon Code "Surfboard".
Firewire Surfbaords<br/>Sweet Potato - Timbertek
Firewire Surfbaords
Sweet Potato - Timbertek
10% Off All Accessories With Surfboard Purchase. Use Coupon Code "Surfboard".
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*The Sweet Potato is Custom Order Only. For inquiries please contact us.

Firewire Sweet Potato Surfboard

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.

*Grom sizes 4ft. 8in. and 4ft 10in. are available, please contact us for pricing and availability.

Firewire Sweet Potato Surfboard

The Firewire Sweet Potato dramatically changes the ratio between the length and width of a board while still allowing the design to perform at a very high level. Designer Dan Mann explains, "The aggressive bottom contour creates considerable lift and the deep double concave with a 'spine' down the middle divide the board in half 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 should always bring on a surf check, and you'll find yourself ripping on small days where you'd otherwise go home".

Firewire Sweet Potato Surfboard Tech - Firewire LFT

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. LFT incorporates Firewire’s new 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.

Firewire 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 Sweet Potato 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 Sweet Potato - Stats at a Glance:

4' 8"
 20"  2 1/8"
4' 10"
 20 1/4"
 2 1/8"
 20 1/2"
 2 1/4"
5' 2"
 2 3/8"
5' 4"
21 1/2"
2 1/2"
5' 6"
2 5/8"
5' 8"
22 1/8"
2 3/4"
5' 10"
22 1//4"
2 7/8"
22 1/2"
6' 2"
3 1/4"
6' 4"
23 1/4"
3 1/4"

Firewire Sweet Potato Surfboard - available in LFT and Timbertek

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