Firewire Retro & Longboard Guide 2015



Specifications: 6’6″ x 21 1/2″ x 3″ (Volume 48L) • Fins: Thruster / Quad • Shaper: Nev Hyman
Tail: Swallow

Developed in collaboration between Taj’s father Vance Burrow and Nev, the Addvance offers extreme flotation in LFT technology. Combining the buoyancy of a longboard with a contemporary outline, the Addvance Series opens up new possibilities for fun and performance. Addvance your surfing! We’ve also added a 5/4/3 fin configuration for the coming year.


Specifications: 8’7″ x 23″ x 3 1/4″ (Volume 67.3L) • Fins: Thruster / Quad • Shaper: Nev Hyman
Tail: Moon

The Submoon is the ultimate fun shape. Designer Nev Hyman explains: ‘We combined a contemporary rocker and concaves and even thickness distribution with a quirky fun shape outline that encourages a more vertical shortboard approach to the traditional longboard style of surfing. The outline has generous curve between your feet, which encourages the board to get on rail and turn! The narrower moon tail provides bite, drive and direction, and the snub nose carries area forward for a bit of tip hang-cheater five fun.’


Specifications:9’0″ x 22 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ (Volume 57.7L) • Fins: 2 + 1 • Shaper: Dan Mann / Taylor Jensen
Tail: Squash

Firewire welcomes Taylor Jensen to our pro team, one of the top high performance longboarders in the world and previous ASP World Champion. Taylor and Dan Mann developed the TJP with slightly more aggressive bottom contours and a touch more kick in the tail than the stock 900R. The TJP will go vertical while still maximizing the fun of cruising on a longer board.


Specifications: 9’6″ x 23″ x 3″ (Volume 76.6L) • Fins: Single • Shaper: Dan Mann • Tail: Round

Dann Mann: ‘Despite his preference for high performance longboarding, Taylor is an accomplished noserider so he wanted his Firewire models to include a design more suited to traditional longboarding. After a ton of input from Taylor combined with my own experience, we developed The Special T. The rails have a soft 50/50 curve, along with a scoop nose concave and extra tail flip. We also relaxed the nose entry rocker to enhance tip riding, allowing riders maximum glide and trim with ease.’