The Pile Driver is an extension of the "Driver" series. Emerging from feedback on the very popular "Minnie Driver", the "Pile Driver" is a reaction to wanting a little more out of the Minnie Driver in smaller or softer surf. Essentially the same board in foil, rocker and outline. the main change is an extension of the tail outline into a subtle double bump swallow. The extended rail line of a swallow tail adds drive and also brings more width and surface area in the tail. More surface area = More lift, which means more fun in small to medium surf.
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.