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 Sweet Potato or “SP” dramatically changes the ratio between the length and width of a board while still allowing the design to perform at a very high level. Designer Dan Mann explains, “The bottom contour creates considerable lift and the deep double concave ‘spine’ divides the board in half, isolating the fins, rocker and bottom on one side of the board at a time. This allows the board to get planning really quickly.
The Sweet Potato is great upwind and is an excellent choice for people transitioning to a directional board with its wide outline and stable feel. Its design makes it a great choice for practicing transitional tricks and small wave ripping. The boards come in a 5/4/3 fin configuration providing you options for changing wind conditions.
The Sweet Potato in TimberTek is built WITHOUT inserts for straps. No pads or fins included.
All boards come with Futures boxes unless otherwise noted.
FUTURE SHAPES TECHNOLOGY
TIMBERTEK represents a significant step forward towards the holy grail of any product designed and manufactured in today's environmentally conscious world. While by no means sustainably built, Firewire's TIMBERTEK has by far one of the least toxic and smallest carbon footprints of any commercially available surfboard today..
The combination of a lightweight EPS core, sustainably-grown wood deck skins, Firewire's proprietary parabolic rail construction, and anEntropy bio-resin hot coat yield an extremely lightweight, durable surfboard with ALL of the high performance flex characteristics of Firewire's existing technologies. Even more impressive, the physical properties of the raw materials involved have allowed us to remove exterior fiberglass, furthering the reduction of the board’s carbon footprint. Or as we like to describe TIMBERTEK, it's simply High Performance Art.
*FIREWIRE KITEBOARDS DO NOT INCLUDE FINS*
***PHOTOS SHOWN ARE STOCK IMAGES***
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