Dan Mann began building custom boards in 1996. Over the last 18 years, he has been at the cutting edge of surfboard shaping and innovation including all aspects of board building. In addition to building his own brand Mannkine, Dan has shaped and glassed boards for Channel Islands, glassed for Rusty, Xanadu, and Joel Tudor. Since then he has become the head of Design and Research & Development for Firewire Surfboards. His designs include the best selling Dominator, Sweet Potato, Potatonator, Baked Potato, and the Unibrow.
The Hellfire is a “contemporary Hybrid” blending the best characteristics of our pure hybrid shapes with our high performance models. With low entry rocker and deep double concave this board will get up and plane quickly but still carve tight pocket turns and allow for responsive rail to rail transitions.
An exceptional all around board and one of most popular models, we offer the Hellfire in two sizes, a 5’08” for larger riders and a 5’6” for smaller riders. The boards come in a 5/4/3 fin configuration providing you options for changing wind conditions. (FST contains inserts for straps TimberTEK contains no inserts)
The Hellfire in FST is built with inserts for straps. No pads or fins included.
All boards come with Futures boxes unless otherwise noted.
FUTURE SHAPES TECHNOLOGY
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. Please note our boards are definitely not indestructible and if slammed by a thick lip, or if you land incorrectly in the flats after doing an aerial, it is possible to break them.
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.
With a retail price point slightly above premium polyurethane surfboards, FST offers an extremely high performance, durable surfboard.
*FIREWIRE KITEBOARDS DO NOT INCLUDE FINS*
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We understand that when purchasing gifts, returns and exchanges can be necessary, which is why for the Holidays we are extending our Return Policy so that anything purchased as a gift this Holiday Season is eligible to be returned by the end of January. If you are not 100% satisfied with your product you may return it for a full refund, or exchange by the end of the month of January 2015.