Firewire TimberTek Surfboard Construction. 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.”
TT has a comparable break point to FST due to the similar construction of the Paulownia wood parabolic rails and the same material used as deckskins on the top and bottom decks.
TT has a slightly stiffer flex characteristic than FST anf LFT as well as a faster rebound rate.
TT offers considerable compression strength on the top deck due to the 3mm wood deckskins, and the same significant all around ding resistance as FST due to the Paulownia wood rails and bottom deckskin.