Firewire - Outlier 7'0 (57L) Thunderbolt - CJ Nelson surfebrett
Dimensjoner: 7'0 x 23 x 3 1/4 - 57 Liter
Finneoppsett: FCSII + Single fin box
Konstruksjon: Thunderbolt Red
One of the most functional designs of the “shortboard revolution” re-worked by CJ and Ryan. A true speed hull that puts feel and rider enjoyment first, this board is a life changer. Digging into the history books, referencing MP, Nat and all of the transition era sliders we picked up where they left off and applied our modern knowledge to make this functional beauty. If you’re looking to size down from your longboard or looking for a one board quiver to travel the world with, there’s not a better surfboard to fulfill your needs.
FROM THE SHAPER
“If you don’t have a mid length in your quiver, you’re just not perfectly equipped.”
“The open mind is a free mind. I have reinvented my personal quiver of boards from the ground up. Working with shapers Ian Chisholm, Ryan Engle, Eden Saul and Wayne Rich we have created the most functional traditional boards I have ever ridden.
The shapers we work with are the lifeblood of our brand. All from different backgrounds, each specializing in different designs and concepts. All of them are my absolute heroes for different reasons. We have come together as friends and brothers to share in this exciting new technology that is revolutionizing the way a surfboard rides. I’m overwhelmed with thanks and gratitude to work with such an eclectic group of professionals.
On top of that, we have been testing, then building the incredible E-Matrix technology line of surfboards. We have designed and built these wonderful boards from the inside out, allowing us to take full advantage of advanced materials and constructions.
The results are hand-built surfboards that are super strong, properly weighted for their purpose, and are beautiful to look at. Without question, these are the most advanced surfboards I have ever ridden.
All of our boards exude grace and style, with function being the underlying focus of our design by taking the traditional to new performance levels with E-Matrix constructions. If durability and performance are what you’re looking for, then look no further.”
Firewire Surfboards has quite a fascinating history thanks to the man behind the boards, Australian shaper Nev Hyman, and has become one of the most well known surfboard manufacturers of epoxy surfboards. In 1975 Nev started Odyssey Surfboards in Perth, West Australia. After some traveling Nev changed its name to Nev Surfboards in 1981. From here, Hyman began to design blanks for some of the best surfers in the world. Gaining much experience, Nev began to hone his craft and feel for the perfect surfboard. By 1998, Nev Future Shapes was the new name, Hyman’s business was now in the global market, and was producing over 5,000 boards a year with his crew. Starting in 1989, Hyman began to get involved with computer shaping. He became quite involved in the general acceptance of the practice and began to seek his ‘Holy Grail’ of machine-shaped surfboards. Around 2004, Hyman met Bert Berger and was introduced to his high-tech, handmade surfboard that included balsa rails, and a high-density composite top and bottom.
By early 2006, Firewire Surfboards were making their appearance in the lineup. These boards were completely created on a CAD/CAM software allowing for a perfect board to be consistently created without variations in shape. The designing is done by Dan Mann and Nev Hyman on a 2D program called AKU Shaper. A master is cut out on an AKU CNC Shaping Machine and then examined by Hyman and fixed to his standards.
The blank is then transformed into a 3D drawing on CAD modeling software. Here, all parts of the board are created in 3D including rails and stringers. The 3D model is then sent to Firewire’s factory in Thailand, where the final surfboard is created under strict guidelines.
“I’m not sure if the perfect board really exists, but I’m enjoying the freedom to collaborate with some of surfing’s most innovative shapers and designers. It is a quest to create something different in a slightly different way that appeals to where I want to go on a wave. Discovering a new feeling under my feet, drawing a new line, or taking a completely different track on a wave is something I never stop dreaming about. Now being able share and grow that idea with others is what keeps surfing fun for me.” -Kelly Slater
Firewire is dedicated to elevating the surfing experience through innovative design, new materials, and advanced construction methods. In collaboration with surfboard designers like Rob Machado, Dan Mann, and Wingnut, our aim is to maximize stoke in our oceans and minimize waste in our landfills.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend. Two sentences describing Tomo’s approach to surfboard design, seen clearly in every shape he’s made since the Vanguard in 2012. Backed up by high level surfing talent and mentoring from some of the surfing’s most legendary surfers and designers, Tomo has developed a ‘sixth sense” for developing some of the most radical and unique performance surfboards ever, for example, the Cymatic for Slater Designs.