Inspired by the ultimate performance of F1 racing cars (which feature the perfect combination of speed and turning) and influenced by working with the best shapers and surfers in the world. This year’s version of the F1 is the result of ongoing refinement based on feedback from world class surfers searching for both carving arcs and tight radius turning. It features design elements from every high performance model we have ever made. Simply put, it’s our take on the modern, cutting edge, high performance short board. Great board for good waves, punchy beach breaks of any size and surfers who prefer, and know how to use, a low volume, sensitive, modern HP board.
Firewire 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, far greater than traditional surfboard construction methods.
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 FST boards maintain their lively feel for longer.