Are Firewire Surfboards any good?
We have reviewed a wide selection of Firewire surfboards including the Potatonator, Dominator, Unibrow and Sci-Fi. Two of the boards have earned themselves Editor’s Choice awards. We have been impressed by Firewire’s commitment to the environment and participation in the Eco Board project.
Who makes Firewire surfboards?
Firewire founder Nev Hyman and the joy of Kelly Slater taking the wheel of his biz… The Firewire founder Nev Hyman knew he’d done it, knew he’d created the game changer he’d been working on for 30 years when he was on a layover at Helsinki airport, Finland.
Are Firewire surfboards epoxy?
Firewire instead uses bio-epoxy resin and polystyrene, “the combination of which emits fifty times less VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, than PE/PU,” Price says. His company also completely revamped the stringer, a thin wooden strip running through a surfboard for strength.
Where is Firewire Surfboards based?
Here at Killer Dana, some of our most popular boards are made by Firewire surfboards. Founded in 1981 in Western Australia, Firewire (then called Nev Surfboards) has a deep history of producing boards for the world’s best surfers.
Why are Firewire surfboards so expensive?
“Manufacturing is a pillar of the Thailand economy and has been for a long time,” Price said. Then of course, there’s the cost. Firewire once produced surfboards in the U.S., but the expense of manufacturing boards domestically pushed the prices well above what customers were used to spending on boards.
Are Firewire Surfboards durable?
The combination of a lightweight EPS core, sustainably grown Paulownia 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.
What happened FireWire surfboard?
Firewire Surfboards is moving more deeply into longboards. Firewire will take over the sales and distribution of the Carve brands: CJ Nelson Designs, Skindog Surfboards, and Harley Ingleby Series by Tolhurst Surfboards in Thunderbolt Technologies constructions. …
Are Firewire boards strong?
Firewire boards are lighter and stronger than traditional PU surfboards and much of that weight saving and strength comes from their proprietary blank construction. In addition, the 1lb core is an essential part of Firewire’s high performance.
Are Firewire surfboards strong?