Firewire Vacay Crossover<br/> (All Sizes | FCS II | Futures)

Firewire Vacay Crossover
(All Sizes | FCS II | Futures)

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


Firewire Surfboards Vacay<br/>Crossover - LFT
Firewire Surfboards Vacay
Crossover - LFT
10% Off All Accessories With Surfboard Purchase.
Use Coupon Code "Surfboard".


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Firewire Vacay Crossover 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.

Firewire Vacay Crossover Surfboard

The Firewire Vacay Crossover is a fantastic entry level mini-mal with seamless ‘learn to surf’ capability and great crossover potential for the competent surfer seeking retro glide and maneuverability. The Vacay gives leisurely cruise across flat sections with stability, but it also works in the pocket, especially for surfers with a wide stance and even pressure between front and back foot. This model is an extension of the Greedy Beaver, but it most noticeably differs through the back half of The Vacay’s outline. The Firewire Vacay Surfboard draws back to a squash tail where the Greedy Beaver would instead come to a rounded pin, and that gives the Vacay more lift and more of a ‘shortboard’ feel while surfing. Additionally, this shape has a single concave that splits to a double concave towards the tail, which adds a looser feeling beneath your back foot and an ability to pump the board a bit more than the Greedy Beaver. This also allows the Vacay to slide onto a rail more easily, allowing carves not usually possible on a ‘fun board’ type shape with a squash tail.

The Vacay is our favorite mid-length in 2018, and like any good vacation, it gives you the freedom to do what you want whether a quick trip to Santa Cruz or an hour on the Gold Coast.


Firewire Vacay 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 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 Machado Go Fish Surfboard Tech - 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 Vacay Crossover - Stats at a Glance:

Length    
Width        
Thickness    
Tail             
Volume
7' 2"
21 1/2"
2 5/8"
Squash 50
7' 6"
21 3/4"
2 11/16"
Squash
54
7' 10"
22"
3 3/4"
Squash 58

Firewire Vacay Crossover Surfboard: Available in Timbertek and LFT

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