Daniel Thomson (tomo) is a young surfboard designer from Australia who is at the forefront of modern surfboard design and construction. He has developed and refined the MPH (Modern Planing Hull) to almost its full potential, resulting in a board that both looks and rides incredibly.
Evo (Evolution) is a new take on the MPH design,utilizing softer features and more outline curve to encourage a smoother transitions and a more ‘in the pocket’ line of attack. A wider central wide point comparative to the Vader, the Evo should be considered favorable to smaller weaker waves, however like most Tomo MPH Designs , the Evo will still be quite functional in overhead waves conditions.
Maintaining an almost symmetrical outline and a completely unique and highly innovative “Double inside single concave into split quad concave” planing hull, The Evo feels as if it’s almost ‘levitating’ on the water! Yet once on rail, it has a precise rail sensitivity and hold. The Evo should be ridden as short as possible with user friendly volumes packed into the shortest MPH sizings yet offered by Tomo.
Grom boards available at special pricing.
LINEAR FLEX TECHNOLOGY
Firewire's product development is focused on three things: exclusively using epoxy resin and EPS foam cores, achieving lighter and stronger surfboards through sandwich construction, and optimizing flex to enhance performance. Though LINEAR FLEX TECHNOLOGY (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.
*FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS DO NOT INCLUDE FINS*
***PHOTOS SHOWN ARE STOCK IMAGES***
- Firewire Surfboards Evo LFT Stripped screwReview by Tom Tom
RatingThe middle fin box has a stripped screw. Very disappointed to receive a new order with such defect.(Posted on 11/22/2016) 2016-11-22
- Firewire Surfboards Evo LFT only board I want to rideReview by Jay Jay
RatingThe Evo is such a incredibly fun board. As long as it has the right wave type with push it excels like something else. I can't put it down and it is the only board I want to ride. It dosen't slide out contrary to the wideness and holds marvelously in the face of a wave. It likes a steeper faced wave and thats when it really comes alive. Turns on less than a dime, quicker than anything Ive ridden. It is quite intuitive in that when you choose to move on a wave and evan if its out of your skill range this board allows it to happen. It has enhanced my skills and my fun level. Size it small. The volume is plenty. Gets into waves fine, is quick and incredibly nimble. Get one and be excited for a whole new refresher to your surfing.(Posted on 4/14/2016) 2016-04-14
- Firewire Surfboards Evo LFT Makes most of your quiver obsoleteReview by Rouleur Rouleur
RatingAfter owning literally hundreds of boards over the years I can honestly say that this board will make most of your boards obsolete. At first I surfed it as a thruster but after setting it up as a quad I will never change the fin set-up. The board is very fast and responsive, you can control the speed and put it where you want it to go and does just as well when the waves are hollow. Size it much smaller than normal, don't worry, you will get used to it quickly.The only problem is all of my friends want to borrow it.(Posted on 1/5/2016) 2016-01-05
- Firewire Surfboards Evo LFT Stunning RocketReview by BH BH
RatingThe board flies. 0-60 mph in under a second. Not only is it fast but you can surf it almost straight up and down. Extremely responsive, round house wrap arounds are like a hot knife through butter. Ridden it 5 times in waist to head high waves. I'm 6' 180lbs. I'm riding a 5'7" Evo. I'd have gone 5'6" if I wasn't wearing a 4/3 or 5/4/3 with hood and booties. Only tried the thruster fin set up. Get one!(Posted on 8/25/2015) 2015-08-25