When your ready for the challenge, the Next Step Surfboard from Firewire will be there to help propel your success. Built for world class overhead surf, the Next Step is the go to board for traveling to waves that dreams are made of. Deep ground swell, thick hurling lips and barrel after barrel of pleasure, this board is ready to take it on. This Next Step is what you need if you want to go bigger!
The Next Step has a lot of rocker for making step drops, a touch of extra thickness through the nose for paddle power, and refined rails to give you control where you need it most, in the barrel. It is recommended that you go anywhere from 2" to 8" up from your shortboard, and add at least 1/8" of thickness (more as you go longer) to help get you in early. If you want a board that surfs loose, like a shortboard, but paddles quick and has the hold you need in solid surf, the Next Step just might be the next logical step in adding to your quiver.
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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.