5'5 Rapidfire Activator Surfboard Bamboo
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The Firewire Activator would be best described as the Dominator Mk 2, built on the same solid platform but with the addition of a double-wing swallow tail shape. This tail design takes some of the bulk out of the Dominators 'fat thumb' tail allowing the board to release and turn even sharper, and includes the 'pivot-point' of the swallow tail design which many surfers love. The Activator is the perfect board for the surfer looking for a little more performance than the DM, but with all of the wave-catching ability of the original design, the Activator will add some explosive performance to your 'in the pocket' surfing while still sailing over flat spots and mush. Rapidfire is a hybrid technology, combining the carbon rod suspension of DirectDrive with a bamboo top deck skin. Rapidfire's core is shaped from 2lb fused EPS foam and the Bamboo skin is applied using Firewire's proven sandwich construction. The interior carbon rods work with the bamboo skin to optimize flex patterns, maximizing speed and drive through turns, and while not as dent resistant as the DD or FST aerospace composite skin, the bamboo dose create significant compression strength. RF's flex characteristic is similar to FST and the overall effect is a highly tuned, durable surfboard with increased performance and strength versus traditional surfboard construction. RF retails in line with premium PU surfboards. The EXO CARBON technology developed by SSS (Surfboard Suspension Systems) is unique to Firewire, the skeletal carbon frame they have developed is engineered around and inside the Firewire's blank. This carbon exo skeleton basically controls and improves the rate and degree of flex and the flex memory. What this means for you and me is heightened responsiveness and a very lively ride. As with the standard parabolic boards the dimensions, foils and rail configurations are all geared towards maximum speed and the tightest turning radius possible. The construction materials, a unique formulation of hi-tech epoxy resins and advanced composites mean that these boards maintain the lively feel you get with brand new polyurethane boards, but are up to 20% lighter and will last 5+ times longer. This manufacturing process has won environmental awards and has created a range of lightweight and durable custom boards that are quickly being recognised for their awesome performance, just ask Taj Burrow! Thanks to 10 years of research and the expertise of shapers Nev Hyman and Dan Mann the future of surfing is changing!
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- 5'5 Rapidfire Activator Surfboard Bamboo
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