Firewire Vader Kitesurf Board w/ Helium Technology
Firewire Vader Kiteboard - At a Glance
The Firewire Vader is very similar to the Firewire Vanguard but has a slightly different build, giving it a different feel. The Vader will give you all of the planing and performance of the Vanguard but offers even tighter turns in the pocket and more stability at higher speeds. Where the Vanguard would be a more reliable for strapless airs. For more boards like the Firewire Vader check out our Freestyle Kite Surfboard collection, for a more wave surfing board check out our Down the Line Kite Surfboard collection.
Firewire Vader Kitesurf Board
The Vader Modern Planing Hull (MPH) is the continued evolution of the MPH. Over five years in the making, this next rung in the MPH ladder is everything you could want a board to be. The Vader will give you all of the planing and performance of the Vanguard but offers even tighter turns in the pocket, is blazing fast and has a skate feel with directional drive. A completely asymmetrical design offers easy access to airs and further reduces the rail line minimizing drag and increasing lift optimizing upwind performance.
The Vader comes without inserts in a 5/4/3 fin configuration allowing you multiple options for fin setup and is built in our proven Future Shapes Technology (FST) construction. Unlike most boards that favor one fin setup or the other, the Vader truly rides equally as well as a quad or a tri fin. With the parallel rail line the Vader can be ridden much smaller than your traditional board and if you currently have a Vanguard then go 1-2 inches smaller for the Vader. Ride the pinnacle in state of the art wave craft and experience a feeling that only a Vader can deliver.
Firewire has always pushed the envelope in surfboard design and materials. 2017 is no different. Future shapes technology (FST) has been an integral part of our success to date. It is the only alternative surfboard technology that has won multiple WSL tour events and has also been enjoyed by thousands of surfers around the world for years.
Helium builds on the FST technology platform and takes it to the next level. After years of scouring the composites world (and countless dead-ends along the way), we've finally managed to develop an alternative sandwich skin material to the existing FST build. Helium combines this new composite with a redesigned parabolic wood rail that includes both Bals and Paulownia woods. The end result is that Helium is even lighter than FST, a slightly faster flex, and rebound characteristic, as well as a higher breakpoint. This represents an almost imposable combination of improvements over FST, as in most cases, a significant weight reduction over an already light technology (FST) leads to a lower breakpoint.
In addition, the new deck skin material creates shallow foot-wells which enhance your connection to your board, We have also decided to buck the current aesthetic trend of new technologies. We believe that HELIUM will remain at the pinnacle of surfboard technology for many years to come, and therefore, we decide to go with a minimalist aesthetic that is both immediately recognizable and that will stand the test of time. HELIUM..........#TheFutureUnderYourFeet
Size: length width thickness tail volume
4'10" 16 5/8" 2" diamond 19
5'1" 17 3/8" 2 3/16" diamond 22.9
5'3" 17 7/8" 2 5/16" diamond 25.8
5'5" 18 3/8" 2 7/16" diamond 28.8
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