New composite deckskin used instead of bamboo inlay
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 July, 2012 : - - A product of continued research and development, the White Rapidfire (RF) construction substitutes a PVC-free and VOC-free composite deck skin for the original bamboo inlay characteristic of our initial RF technology. This composite maintains the overall flex and durability of the board giving it the same great RF ride with a fresh new appearance.
Rapidfire was originally created in conjunction with Surfboard Suspension Systems, incorporating a core shaped from 1.5lb fused EPS foam and a bamboo skin applied using Firewires proven sandwich construction techniques. The result is a lightweight, high performance build with a highly durable deck and an incredibly lively flex response.
The new White Rapidfire mimics the high performance of the original bamboo RF tech, while boasting environmentally responsive materials and a totally different aesthetic. Initially this technology will be offered in the following shapes: the Alternator, Hellrazor, Hellfire, Dominator, Spitfire and Sweet Potato.
Firewire believes that refinements to the shape of todays modern surfboards can only produce incremental performance benefits. Exponential improvements in performance require the ongoing development of new materials and construction methods which, in turn, will fuel new design opportunities.
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Tags: White Rapidfire, Rapidfire, Future Shapes Technology, Surfboard Construction