Firewire GEM Thunderbolt technology Red
One of our favourite Longboard shapes in the Surfed out shop to date. With the look of a traditional nose rider, with its large bull type nose with a deep dished concave underneath for ease of steering from the front. A large and friendly main line with a generous width but refined rails. A well pronounced V from around the middle of the board and distributed to the tail in between the fins for ease of rail-to-rail transition. The tail best of both world small square tail to a diamond for more hold on larger surf, a relaxed rocker with plenty of volume underneath the chest to ease into waves effortlessly. This board paddles like a dream.
Watch our team rider on Instagram Ashley Braunton attaining speeds he never has before on PU or Epoxy boards… He describes the return and speed through the turns is incredible. A game changer!!
Firewire description as follows.
The Gem is a collaboration between Dan Mann and 3X 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 is not a coincidence. It is a Gem.