Firewire Surfboards | Winter 2013 Board Buyers Guide

Tim Reyes | Photo by Dorsey

PRODUCT

Chubby Chedda
Dimensions:
5’9″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/16″ [27.5L]
Shaper: Luke Short (LSD)
An update to Luke’s popular Chubby Checker, the Chubby Chedda boasts playful concaves, added tail fl ip, and a slightly wider profile. Loads of get-up-andgo in small- to mid-sized surf. Ride one within your ideal volume range.
Vanguard
Dimensions:
5’6″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ [28.8L]
Shaper: Daniel Thomson (Tomo )
The ultra parallel lines of the Vanguard allow the design to be ridden smaller and narrower than previously considered functional. This is achieved by maintaining ideal rider volume with balanced foam distribution. The parallel outline reduces drag, increasing dynamic planing, lift yielding more speed.
Michel Bourez Pro Model
Dimensions:
6’2″ x 19″ x 2 7/16″ [29.8L]
Shaper: Nev Hyman
Michel Bourez’s signature model combines speed, power, and a tight turning radius in a well-balanced-high performance shortboard, allowing MB to approach any wave, anywhere, with the unrivaled intensity and power he is renown for.
Spitfire
Dimensions:
5’10″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ [33.5L]
Shaper: Dan Mann
The Spitfi re combines a diamond tail and step-down tail rail, creating the tail bite of a thinner board, without losing the Dominator’s speed and fl otation. Wood tech: Offered in ‘TECHNOGRAIN’ construction, with an ultralight EPS core, paulownia deck skin and rails, no exterior cloth and bio resin hot coat.
Artillery Series
Dimensions:
6’5″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ [30.2L]
Shaper: Nev Hyman
The Artillery Series represents a combination of everything we’ve learned building step-ups and guns for our top team riders. The foils and bottom contours are refi ned and the outlines feature smooth curves from nose to tail.
Unibrow
Dimensions:
6’0″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ [33L]
Shaper: Dan Mann
The outline curve of the Unibrow is compressed from a regular shortboard without sacrificing the width needed to maximize paddling and planing speed. The goal of Dan Mann was to design a very high-performance shortboard that didn’t feel too bulky in good surf when you can ride something other than a groveler.