The HELLFIRE is a "contemporary Hybrid", taking the best characteristics of the Dominator and Spitfire, maintaining bottom curve, thickness distribution and rail volume, but adding 2? in length with a narrower nose and tail. And deeper double concaves for extra lift and drive at speed. The result is a more standard short board look and feel. The HELLFIRE has more of the on-rail; in the pocket drivey feel that you trust in your ?normal? short board. Suggested lengths are 2" to 4" SHORTER than your regular short board, or 2" to 4" LONGER than your hybrid.
About Firewire Future Shape Technology:
FST relies primarily on the PARABOLIC Balsa Rail to control flex while the high density aerospace composite vacuumed to both the top and bottom decks provides significant impact strength, and is stronger than a traditional PU surfboard. The Parabolic Balsa Rail features a band of 12mm thick balsa wood, constructed from 3 x 4mm strips, which not only control flex and add strength, but also act as a buffer against rail dings. Furthermore, the long-term flex memory created by the balsa rails ensures that FST boards maintain their lively feel indefinitely. The aerospace deck skin works in conjunction with the Parabolic Balsa Rail to optimize the flex pattern, while also creating tremendous compression strength that minimizes denting and dings throughout the lifespan of the board.