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Firewire

Camper Thunderbolt Red Surfboard

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FEATURES

✓ 2 + 1 set up FCS II

✓ Wide template with a wide nose to support tip time

Concave running through the entire bottom for direction control and speed

✓ Single concave up front blends into a double concave through the rear of the board and eventually a slight vee out of the square tail for responsive turning from the rear of the board

✓ Infinitely shreddable, from knee-high to triple overhead waves

✓ Built to be ridden on the nose

9'1" is best ridden as a 2+1 when the waves are pumping

9’5” for bigger guys or those who want to use it as a nose rider

 

Kai Sallas is a classic example of the Hawaiian longboarding aesthetic. Mentored by high-performance longboarding legends like Bonga Perkins and Russ K, Kai has proven himself on the world stage, taking 3rd and 2nd on the WSL Longboard Tour in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and also winning the ISA longboard world championships in 2018. But he is also a world-class logger, having honed his traditional skills at his home break of Queen’s Beach in Waikiki. Thus, it makes sense that his quiver would allow him to both shred and style his way to victory.


RECOMMENDED FINS

We recommend using  7 – 9 inch fin, like the Greenough 4A Single fin or TJ Signature Centre Fin.

DIMENSIONS 

Length

Width

Thick

Volume (L)

9’1

23”

2 5/8”

66.7

9’5

23 ½”

2 7/8”

75.3L

 

 

CONSTRUCTION: Thunderbolt Red Technology

Due to the flex and speed generating qualities of the thunderbolt red construction, these boards are best suited to everyday surf conditions as they will make the most of waist to head height surf. Thunderbolt Red surfboards are hand crafter for a classic feel with enhanced response. Starting off with an EPS foam blank, a high-density foam block is installed into the blank to provide a secure anchor point for the fin box. AVT flex control components are laminated to the bottom in an A shape, then a tapered groove is cut into the deck for the AVT stringer in a T shape, which is laminated onto the deck and pressed into the groove at specific depths.

AVT flex control components are laminated to the deck, in a V shape. This combination AVT shape defines the flex, responsiveness and feel of the board creating a waistline component which creates a pivot point for tail flex, and stores the energy generated by natural flexing and twisting forces generated during a turn, which then releases through the board and fin launching the board forward. Hand laminated fiberglass layer and PVC shell lock AVT flex control components in, then is cured in a mould for precise rocker and shape. Thunderbolt red blanks are then laminated in fibreglass giving them more flex than the black construction.

Designed in Japan, for the world.

 

QUESTIONS

Not sure what size you should be riding? Check out our Volume Calculator, or get in touch today.
Have a question about the best fins, leash or tail pad to go with this board?

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ABOUT THE BRAND

Firewire is know for innovating bold new technologies for surfboards that have made them a major player in the surfboard market. In recent years they have taken pride in research and improvements that reduces the impact their industry has on the environment. Originally started by Australian Nev Hyman in 1975, in Perth as Odyssey Surfboards, it became Nev Surfboards in 1981. After travelling Nev decided to pursue creation of blanks for some of the best surfers in the world, and with the years of experience he gained, he began to hone his craft for the perfect surfboard. 17 years later the name was changed again, to Nev Future Shapes, where it entered the global market, manufacturing over 5000 years a year with his growing crew.

 

Fast forward to 2004, Nev was introduced to Bert Berge who showed him a handmade surfboard featuring balsa rails and high-density composite top and bottom. By 2006 Firewire was officially becoming a global name, with boards generated from CAD/CAM software allowing for the perfect boards to be steadily produced without variations and imperfections in the shape. More recently Firewire has been dedicated and committed to manufacturing boards that will improve your experience with less impact on the environment. In this pursuit they have partnered with BLOOM Foam to develop a traction pad that is the most eco-friendly. After years of growing, developing and honing their craft as a company, they know create boards that cater to all ages and levels of expertise.

“Firewire believes that the combination of EPS/Epoxy and other high tech materials is where the future of surfboard technology lies. Our goal has always been to combine high performance surfing with increased durability resulting in a more sustainable surfboard that increases the fun factor for everyone who rides them. After multiple WSL event wins over the years, and Kelly’s incredible surfing during these last few months of El Nino waves all over the world, we believe in our proven track record for innovative designs and technology. The future under your feet." - Mark Price, CEO