The Firewire Timbertek Sub Moon could well be the the first truly performance FUNshape in a longboard guize. Don't confuse the Sub Moon with a mini-mal, it's way more than that. This board turns on a dime and with it's Timbertek lightweight technology can be driven hard of the bottom and vertically up the face of the wave. Designer and legendary board whisperer Nev Hyman explains: "we combined a contemporary rocker and concaves and an even thicknes distribution with a quirky FUNshape outline than encourages a more vertical shortboard approach to the traditional longboard style of surfing. The outline has a generous curve between your feet, which helps the board get on a rail and TURN! The narrower Moon-Tail provides plenty of bite, drive and direction while the Snub-Nose carries area and volume forward for a little bit of tip- time five-over fun". TIMBERTEK represents a huge step forward towards the holy grail of any product designed and manufactured in today's environmentally conscious world. While by no means 'carbon neutral' or sustainably built, Firewire's TIMBERTEK has by far one of the least toxic and smallest carbon footprints of any commercially produced surfboards today. Grant Newby, a talented Ozzy craftsman first turned us on to the potential of this construction, and following his lead, our Firewire R&D and production team worked tirelessly to make this tech a reality in a production setting. Building one-offs or small quantities is one thing (and not to be discounted), but it took a huge effort to overcome all the technical problems that became apparent as we tweaked the original recipe to increase performance and build reasonable quantities. Of course having our own vertical factory was a huge help. The combination of a lightweight EPS core, sustainably-grown timber deck skins, Firewire's legendary parabolic rail construction, and an Entropy bio-resin hot coat give an extremely lightweight and durable surfboard with ALL of the high performance flex traits of Firewire's existing technologies. Even more impressive, the physical properties of the raw materials involved have allowed us to completely dispense with the exterior fibreglass, furthering the reduction of the board's carbon footprint. TIMBERTEK, it's simply High Performance Art!
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