111FIR20TGEM / Longboards
Surfedout Description of The Gem Firewire Timbertek Surfboard
Probably my favourite longboard as far as shape is in the shop. It has that typical traditional nose rider longboard look, with a relaxed rocker, a pronounced concave below the nose and a wide template, leading to a friendly looking shape to the Diamond tip tail. However, hidden in that look are performance orientated features, pinched rails, a double concave starting from underneath the chest area to enable rail to rail transition.
It really meets two worlds and blends performance with ease of catching waves. Effectively a Longboard with short board attitude and properties but can be tamed easily to fit those who would rather trim a longboard surfboard in a traditional way.
It comes in various sizes, 8’3’’-8’8’’-9’1’’-9’5’’-9’8’’, so will cover a range of needs.
We are happy to book a trial on our current trial Gem surfboard which is a 9'1''@ 67.1 Ltrs, if interested please contact Surfedout using the www.surfedout.com contact form https://surfedout.com/en/contact-us
or ring Surfedout Braunton on 01271 812512.
An amazing longboard with a great Timber look.
The Firewire Timbertek Gem surfboard
Riders Ability Intermediate/Advanced
Can be used in conditions from knee to overhead waves
Timbertek Construction lightweight EPS core/Paulownia wood deck and bottom skin/cloth reinforced parabolic Paulownia rails
Future Fin System is Side Bites + Single Fin Box
No Fins Included
Firewire Surfboards Description Of the Gem surfboard.
The Gem is a collaboration between Dan Mann and 2X World Longboard Champion Taylor Jensen.
Earlier this year Taylor asked Dan to consider a ‘one board in the trunk’ option for long boarders who want both trim and turns; he was essentially asking Dan for a design that would land somewhere between his TJPro and his TJEveryday.
Dan’s response was an intriguing intersection of shortboard style concaves with a longboard style outline and the same fin placements that Taylor likes in all his boards.
He and Taylor decided to call this model The Gem because of how valuable it is – a one board quiver for 9 foot plus board riders that can trim on the nose as easily as it can carve on rail.
The diamond tail isn’t a coincidence. It’s a Gem.
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