Nev Hyman has a successful 35+ year history in the surf industry and is recognized as one of the best shapers in the world. Nev has been instrumental in developing Future Shapes Technology and designing the pure performance potential of Firewire Surfboards. Drawing on his actual shaping expertise and combining it with the unlimited design capabilities of Firewire's CAD/CAM platform, Nev has the tools to take surfboard design into the next frontier, a place where materials have as important an influence on performance as proven design principles.
The SUBMOON is the ultimate FUNshape. Designer Nev Hyman explains: “We combined a contemporary rocker and concaves and even thickness distribution with a quirky FUNshape outline that encourages a more vertical shortboard approach to the traditional longboard style of surfing. The outline has generous curve between your feet, which encourages the board to get on rail and TURN! The narrower moon tail provides bite, drive and direction, and the snub nose carries area forward for a bit of tip hang-cheater five FUN.”
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 SURFBOARDS DO NOT INCLUDE FINS*
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- Firewire Surfboards - SubMoon TimberTek Very Cool BoardReview by TrollSpanker TrollSpanker
RatingI've ridden mainly 7' PU boards my whole life , then dabbled in long-boarding , and wanted something in between to get more speed and maneuverability . This 7' Submoon is just the most beautiful board I have ridden . It is well made with no imperfections , light and solid . I read PU boards have some degree of flex and the Submoon may have a little less. However she is fast , smooth and grips really easily. I put the FireWire fins on and am very happy with the set up for 4-6 ft surf and making a splash. She ducks really easy too . I haven't quite found the sweet spot for paddling , the rocker and length are new to me , and cannot seem to easily find a glide spot . It could be I'm older and used to longboards though . She gets into waves nicely , and offshore days I prefer late take off's as the nose can offer a tad more resistance . I put traction pad on the back and front foot , but need to wax the rails as this is where you need grip to duck dive and handle the board . On the wave the Submoon is extremely responsive , solid and light . I haven't done a lot of hours in the water yet and the waves are short and fast , haven't ridden any long peeling breaks to comment on rails, tails and fins much . For wanting a shortboard/longboard go between , this is probably the best there is . The Submoon is so beautiful with Timbertek that my wife lets me pop it on the wall inside the house as a display item when she's not in the water . Love it , love it .(Posted on 12/28/2014) 2014-12-28
Many thanks Cleanline , many thanks Firewire !
See you in the blue room !