Tomo SKX Firewire LFT 5'9"

by Tomo • SKU FIR175164720
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$765.00
5'9" x 18.875" x 2.375" Vol: 27.3L
Fin System: Futures
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Board Details

SKU FIR175164720
Length 5'9"
Width 18.875"
Thickness 2.375"
Volume 27.3L
Construction Firewire LFT
Tail Squash
Fin System Futures
Fin Setup Tri
Fins Not Included
Tail Patch No

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Description


The SKX is Stuart Kennedy’s go to all-around shortboard for the 2017 season.

5'9" x 18.875" x 2.375" Vol:27.3L

Vernor Description:
The SKX is Stuart Kennedy’s go to all-around shortboard for the 2017 season.

The SKX features a compact outline with an even volume distribution and rocker, that lean towards the lower end of the general wave spectrum. Combined with the Trademark Tomo (QISC) ‘Quad-Inside-Single-Concave’ bottom contours, the SKX has instant ‘get up and go’ and incredible responsiveness that compliments a dynamic wave attack.

Volume suggestion: if you find yourself caught between two lengths (for example should I get a 5'8" or 5'9"?) we recommend choosing the one with more volume rather then less volume because of the loose and highly responsive ride characteristics.

Firewire Linear Flex Technology (LFT):
LFT may appear to be a simple construction employing familiar design philosophies found in traditionally built surfboards, nothing could be further from the truth.

LFT incorporates Firewire’s new SPRINGER HD, a 0.75” (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the centerline of the board, representing the next generation in our SPRINGER technology. Unlike the original balsa SPRINGER build which only added stiffness under the front foot, the SPRINGER HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail.

Inserting a high-density material down the center of the board does create engineering hurdles. For example, deck compression over the SPRINGER HD would be less than the surrounding EPS core. Over time, the deck would develop a raised area adjacent to the SPRINGER HD, akin to the ‘ridging' effect on a PU surfboard as the surrounding foam collapses on either side of the stringer.

We addressed this issue in two ways. Firstly, the SPRINGER HD stops approximately 10mm below the top deck, ensuring that the surrounding EPS compression will not lead to ‘ridging’. Utilizing our proven sandwich construction methodology, we also added an extremely durable material to the top deck of the board. This ‘deck-skin’ now serves as an additional buffer against the ridging effect while simultaneously working in tandem with the SPRINGER HD to optimize the overall flex pattern of the LFT build. The end result is a durable surfboard with lively flex patterns that will maintain its hi-performance characteristics over time.

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