This board in the Crossover category of board design which fits nicely in this often overlooked part of a quiver. What went into this board is an intense level of attention to detail with Wingnut’s input and experience.
There’s a significant amount of volume stashed within the sensitive, performance rail and the nicely foiled nose and tail. The bottom is made up of a mostly flat entry that flows into a bellied V that runs out the tail. The rocker is curvy and allows for versatility and maneuverability as well as drawing clean lines. The range of surf that a board like this will work for rivals most any style of board.
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 Paulownia wood deck skins, Firewire’s proprietary parabolic rail construction, and an Entropy 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 reduce exterior lamination significantly, furthering the reduction of the board’s carbon footprint. Or as we like to describe TIMBERTEK, it’s simply High Performance Art.
PAULOWNIA WOOD DECK SKIN
Paulownia wood is extremely fast growing; up to 20 feet in one year when young. Some species of plantation Paulownia can be harvested for saw timber in as little as five years. Once the trees are harvested, they regenerate from their existing root systems, earning the name of the “Phoenix tree.”