Technograin Technology From Firewire Surfboards
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TECHNOGRAIN 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 TECHNOGRAIN has by far one of the least toxic and smallest carbon footprints of any commercially available surfboard today.
Grant Newby, a talented Australian craftsman first turned us on to the potential of this construction, and following his lead, our internal R&D and production crew worked tirelessly to make this tech possible in a production setting. Building one-offs or small quantities is one thing (and not to be discounted), but it took a tremendous effort to overcome all the issues that arose as we tweaked the original recipe to increase performance and build reasonable quantities. Of course having our own vertical factory was a huge help.
The combination of a lightweight EPS core, sustainably-grown wood deck skins, Firewire’s proprietary parabolic rail construction, and anEntropy 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 remove exterior fiberglass, furthering the reduction of the board’s carbon footprint. Or as we like to describe TECHNOGRAIN, it’s simply High Performance Art.
The Unibrow (pictured) from Firewire Surfboards features #TECHNOGRAIN construction. 5’8 x 19 1/4 x 2 3/8. Find them in the shop and online by clicking the link below.