Firewire debuts the Hashtag, Double Agent and Nano
Nev’s 2014 Hashtag model is a good representation of this exact dynamic. Designed to have top end performance, the HASHTAG is still ridden 1”-2” shorter than your normal shortboard. It boasts generous thickness under foot that tapers to a responsive rail with a buttery, step-down round tail.
At 19 1/4” wide on the 5’10”, there still is a forgiving planing surface that works with the surfer in slower conditions yet is uninhibited through steep sections due to a slightly increased overall rocker. The end result is an epic combination of performance and versatility.
The Double Agent Dan Mann’s latest brainchild, has its roots firmly entrenched in the ultra successful Potato series, yet it shaves a bit of volume in the back half of the board and has a pulled in tail. This immediately adds sensitivity and provides the surfer with a short, familiar feeling small wave craft that can be pushed harder and more aggressively. The DOUBLE AGENT’s deep double concave makes the board drivey and lightning fast in rail to rail transitions.
2013 was a big year for Firewire and Daniel Thomson, of Tomo Surfboards, and 2014 looks to be the same. The 2014 Nano plays off the strength of the Modern Planing Hull (MPH) seen in the Vanguard and has a clean, foiled shape that allows for a smooth and effortless ride. With a wide and rounded square tail, the NANO offers exceptional speed while the orientation and shape of the rails offer reliable edge control in steep sections.