Firewire Tomo - Hydronaut<br/>(All Sizes | FCS II | Futures)

Firewire Tomo - Hydronaut
(All Sizes | FCS II | Futures)

Firewire Surfboards Tomo<br/>Hydronaut- LFT
Firewire Surfboards Tomo
Hydronaut- LFT
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Firewire Tomo Hydronaut 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 Tomo Hydronaut Surfboard

The Tomo Hydronaut is Tomo's first step-up dedicated to powerful waves, we’re anxious with release of this Firewire shape after years of refinement by Tomo because this model has earned a cult-like following over the past several years since Tomo first made it public. The Hydornaut has an elliptical template with a wide point forward of center and a tight radius ‘torpedo’ round nose profile. This ‘torpedo’ nose represents Tomo’s big wave approach to maneuverability, in the same way his ‘cut off’ nose in the Omni and Cymatic represent his approach to maneuverability in smaller waves.

In Tomo’s words, "the ‘torpedo’ nose gives the surfer a safer feeling in critical situations because of the way it enhances the quickness of direction changes when maneuvers are made at high speed”.

Tomo has surfed the Firewire Tomo Hydronaut surfboard everywhere from Black’s to Baja Malibu to Hawaii, and all over Australia and so has Stuey Kennedy. Together these two have brought Tomo’s big wave philosophies to the masses for the first time with the Firewire Hydronaut, and we’re anticipating an elevated level of performance surfing on big waves in 2018. We’re also excited for average surfers to find that this shape can do the simple stuff easily: Drop in. Pull in. Spit out. Kick out.

Firewire Tomo Hydronaut 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 Tomo Hydronaut - Stats at a Glance:

5' 8"
18 5/16"
2 1/4"
5' 9"
18 1/2"
2 5/16"
5' 10"  18 11/16"
2 3/8"
Round 27.5
5'11"  18 7/8" 2 7/16"
Round 28.9
6"0"  19 1/16"
2 1/2" Round 30.3
6'2"  19 5/16"
2 5/8"
Round 33.2
6'4"  19 15/16"
2 3/4"
Round 36.8
6'6"  20 5/16"
2 7/8"
Round  40.2
 20 11/16"
 3" Round  43.8

Firewire Tomo Hydronaut Surfboard - Available in LFT

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