From Surfboard Designer | Dan Mann
Chuy Reyna has been with Firewire since it was founded. He’s a great surfer and I always appreciate seeing him ride my boards. One day I shaped him a dominator. And he liked it. But he felt like he wanted more bite on tightly angled turns in the pocket. So before the board was glassed he gave the tail a nip and a tuck to create the stepped down diamond tail you see it today. And the Spitfire was born. I think what has made this board so popular in places like California, the United Kingdom and France is how full the rails and the foil are with foam, coupled with a rocker curve and fin placement that simply work great in waves that are not barreling top to bottom.
For most surfers who are dialing in their quiver for waves around home, I think the spitfire and the Chumlee are a great combo to have in your trunk.
Each Helium shape is cut from the lightest foam blank in our stable – just .8 pounds, combined with a brand- new rail we crafted for Helium, using both Paulownia wood from our Timbertek boards and balsa wood from our FST boards. It’s all wrapped in a brand new deck skin material we’re introducing for the first time.
1 – Entropy Bio-Resin Throughout
2 – High density Aerospace Composite Deckskin
3 – Top & Bottom Deck Sandwich Cloth
4 – Parabolic Balsa & Paulownia Wood Rails
5 – 0.8 lb EPS Core
HELIUM – ECOBOARD Verified – LEVEL ONE