The Future of Shape
Firewire is committed to advancing surfboard performance through refinements to shape combined with new materials and construction techniques. We have developed 4 technologies in our quest to re-define the "Future of Shape".
Michel Bourez Pro Model
Progress in Action
Future Shapes Technology
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. Please note our boards are definitely not indestructible and if slammed by a thick lip, or if you land incorrectly in the flats after doing an aerial, it is possible to break them.
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.
DD replaces FST balsa rails with interior carbon rods, engineered inside Firewire"s Proprietary Sandwich Blank Construction and suspended inside high density rail foam.
Developed in partnership with Surfboard Suspension Systems, the rods are calibrated in thickness and placement to create an internal carbon frame, which controls the rate of flex and flex memory. Connected through a series of high density nodes, the rods are also connected to the base of the FUTURE FINS boxes. The end result is a high tech, incredibly lively surfboard that is primed for performance. Please note our boards are definitely not indestructible and if slammed by a thick lip, or if you land incorrectly in the flats after doing an aerial, it is possible to break them.
DD has different flex characteristics to FST"s PARABOLIC Balsa flex pattern. With a slightly stiffer and snappier response, the DD also incorporates the high density aerospace composite on both decks. DD"s retail price point is slightly higher than FST and reflects the more complex construction involving the carbon rods.
All Firewire Step Up guns and TAJ Pro Model boards include Springer technology. Like the leaf springs on a car"s suspension, Springer"s are layered underneath the high density deck skin, creating a slightly stiffer flex response, a subtle adjustment that Taj prefers. Springers are available in a number of FST boards.
RF is a hybrid technology, combining the carbon rod suspension of DD with a bamboo top deck skin.
Developed in conjunction with Surfboard Suspension Systems, RF"s core is shaped from 2lb fused EPS foam and the bamboo skin is applied using Firewire"s proven sandwich construction. Unlike FST and DD, the 2lb foam and bamboo deck sandwich do not require a vent.
The interior carbon rods work with the bamboo skin to optimize flex patterns, maximizing speed and drive through turns, and while not as dent resistant as the DD or FST aerospace composite skin, the bamboo does create significant compression strength. Please note our boards are definitely not indestructible and if slammed by a thick lip, or if you land incorrectly in the flats after doing an aerial, it is possible to break them.
RF’s flex characteristic is similar to FST and the overall effect is a highly tuned surfboard with increased performance over traditional surfboard constructions. RF retails in line with premium PU surfboards.
So whether you prefer the pinnacle technology of Direct Drive, the Parabolic Balsa Rail performance of Future Shapes Technology or the hybrid technology of RapidFIRE, Firewire continues to define the "Future of Shape."
GovX and Firewire Surfboards strive to provide the best customer service possible. Firewire Surfboards merchandise can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of the delivery date, provided the product is in new, unused condition.
If you need to return an item you ordered with GovX.com, contact one of our Customer Support Team members at 888-468-5511 to obtain a Return Authorization Number and return the item within 30 days of delivery*(Do not contact manufacturer directly. All returns must be processed through GovX).
ALL RETURNS MUST HAVE A RETURN AUTHORIZATION NUMBER that can only be provided by contacting Govx.com at 888-468-5511 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Keep the following guidelines in mind: (i) all items must be returned in new, unused condition, and will undergo quality checks. All product packaging materials--including boxes, manuals, warranty cards, instructions, tags, and any other materials in the original shipment--must be returned with your returned item(s), (ii) our return policy is subject to each Manufacturer-Partner's individual return policy, which may vary from the GovX policy, in which case, the Manufacturer-Partner's policy prevails (See FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS RETURN INFORMATION below), and, (iii) we do not cover postage expense on returned items unless there are special circumstances which will be explained when you call us to arrange for your return.
FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS TRAINING INFORMATION
- All returns must have a return authorization number.
- We recommend selecting a trackable shipping method and keeping the tracking information for your records until the return/exchange is complete.
- Refunds/exchanges can take up to 3-4 weeks or sooner. Shipping charges are not refundable. We do not accept COD deliveries.
- If possible, use the original shipping package for returns and exchanges.
We do not process exchanges. To exchange an item, please return the item pursuant to the Return Authorization number and instructions you obtain from us, and place a new order on GovX.com.