6'2" x 18.5" x 2.5"
Future Shapes Technology
*Fins Not Included
Future Shapes Technology (FST)
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. The 1lb interior core holds the shape and provides flotation, allowing the board to seamlessly follow the flex characteristics of the Parabolic rails coupled with the deck skins.
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. In addition, we've worked closely with Felix Pivec to reinforce both the top deck lamination and the internal sandwich construction to handle the added compression of kitesurfing. We feel we've achieved the right balance between flex, weight and durability.
What is the proper screw for Firewire pad inserts?
The answer is 8 gauge 1.25" Stainless Steel Self-Tapping Screws. The Firewire board has no threads in the inserts--that is why self-tapping wood screws are required. Click here for the Firewire manual
- How to properly install pads and straps on Firewire boards.