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 Love surfing againReview by Jimbo Jimbo
RatingAlways rode shortboards. Hit mid 40s with a beer belly and started to get frustrated surfing. Bought an 8'2 submoon 6 months ago and now I really look forward to getting out there. Own a few boards but it's the only one that I use now. I use f8 quad fin setup. Cannot believe how easy it is to hit lips, carve turns, make sections. Hurts my dodgy shoulder duck diving but that's the only downside. Cannot recommend it enough.(Posted on 7/11/2016) 2016-07-11
- Firewire Surfboards SubMoon TimberTek Unique boardReview by jay jay
RatingI've had the Submoon for about 6 months now and really enjoy how unique this board is. The moon tail shape has bite and you can use the ends of each side of the tail as extra fins. The tail really thins out and has a good amount of rocker allowing the board to turn quite quickly and you can dig it in to the face of the wave. I have found this board to smooth out my surfing. It has a way about it that smooths everything out. When put on rail the board holds in the face well and also with the rounded rails (except for hard edge on the tail) allow for the board to slide and have no catch. I have been up on the nose several times and been able to stay there with it gliding smoothly. It is the strongest of any board I have owned and I have no fear about bumping it here and there with it being so solid yet so light. My only worry is hitting it in fear of tampering with its beauty. It is one good looking board. It has so many features that i'm still learning them all and getting this board wired. I have noticed with the good amount of rocker that the board can sometimes be a little challenging getting into some of the waves that don't have much push. So I like to take it out in a little bit of juice to really get the feel of the board. I recommend trying one out. Its a unique board that is a really fun take out. Fun sums it up.(Posted on 9/19/2015) 2015-09-19
- Firewire Surfboards SubMoon TimberTek Ultimate funboardReview by handeyefoot handeyefoot
RatingMy beginner girlfriend loves her 8'2, she's having a blast on it. I can't think of a better board for her - 60 liters, relatively light and easy to carry, floats and paddles beautifully. I've been riding it while in recovery from an injury and would never have thought I'd have this much fun on a longer board! Paddles great onto the fatties, pumps easily down the line and turning only limited by your ability. Large forgiving sweet spot makes it that much more fun for those of us who aren't pros.(Posted on 9/18/2015) 2015-09-18
- Firewire Surfboards SubMoon TimberTek Very Impressed With This Board Review by TheGoose TheGoose
RatingFor Northern California waves, I have been riding my 5' 11" Rusty Dwart (My go-to groveler). After riding that for some time, I realized there were days I needed something with more surface area. Something I could sit further outside on, and get going earlier especially on days where you're constantly battling for a spot on a wave against dudes on 9 and 10 foot boards. So I went with the 7-0. This board is very easy to paddle with. It's also extremely strong and feels exceptionally sturdy under your feet even in overhead conditions. The first time I actually handled this board, one of the first things I noticed was how thin the tail is. I was almost worried about it at first when I was putting my fins in but the TimberTek design makes for a super strong build and no worries. I've been running FCS II Performer PC Carbon fins and have no complaints. She sits surprisingly well in barreling waves and it's easy to generate speed even in weaker conditions. Ducking this board is fairly easy as well. And then there's the design itself. Absolutely beautiful looking board. Definitely gets its fair share of looks and comments on the line. All in all, very happy with it. If you are looking for a board you can catch unlimited waves with, this is the one.(Posted on 5/3/2015) 2015-05-03
- 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 !