Firewire FRK I-Bolic 6'0 x 19 1/16 x 2 ⅝ Surfboard

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The FRK was designed by Dan Mann as an everyday high-performance shortboard for Kelly Slater. Meant to be ridden in a variety of conditions, Kelly Slater has been seen riding the Firewire Surfboards FRK Surfboard everywhere. In his machine-made wave pool, Jeffrey’s Bay, the North Shore, and everywhere in between. From the first wave he rode, Kelly knew he had something special. In fact, most the FRK's Kelly has been seen riding have been stock boards straight from Firewire’s factory. The board features a single to double concave for maximum speed and control while maintaining medium rails for added paddle power. The round tail and five fin option make this board suitable for a wide range of surf. From average beach breaks to pulsing reef breaks, the FRK was built to perform. I think Dan Mann explained it best when he was asked to describe the board.

"In 2015 I was asked to shape Kelly a board for the first time. I knew immediately what I wanted to make him. I saw it all in my head immediately; from the bottom contour to the tail template. The way the volume would distribute through the width, the whole shape… It might actually be the most intuitive design I’ve ever done, probably because I’ve spent so many years both watching Kelly surf, and shaping boards. As crazy as it sounds I was certain it would work for him. Totally certain. The odd thing is, after sending him the board in 2015, I never heard from Kelly about how the board went, and I sort of just moved on to other stuff. Then one afternoon in 2017 I got this stream of text messages one day about how Kelly was blowing up at Trestles on my board. It totally caught me off guard. Just text messages and phone calls flying in from everyone. I sorted through everyone’s messages and learned that Kelly’s good friend from Florida who was in town at the time had grabbed the board from Kelly’s shed where it had sat un-surfed for two years. He surfed it and then told Kelly that Kelly would love it based on having known Kelly his whole life, and having a good idea about what boards he likes and doesn’t like, based on all the times the two of them had swapped boards before." —Dan Mann

Product Details

  • Type: Shortboard

  • Dimensions: 6'0" x 19 1/16" x 2 ⅝"

  • Construction: I-Bolic

  • Volume: 30.6L
  • Tail: Rounded

  • Fin Configuration: Tri-Quad

  • Fin Plugs: FCS II Fins compatible fin boxes
    *Fins NOT included

Product Construction

I-Bolic Technology
Patent Pending technology built into the core blank construction create preloaded structural flex together with structure strength and durability. Fiber Reinforced I-Beam down center with Parabolic Rail Springers from nose to tail. Three independent points for flex control and break resistance. I-Beam ensures firmness underfoot and unparalleled break strength. Two Parabolic Rail Springers enable flex and recoil during turns. I-BOLIC Technology is an engineering feat that builds performance into the core of your surfboard - no external carbon layups or heavy laminations needed. A leap forward in surfboard manufacturing with an interplay of our favorite elements of LFT and Helium combined, elevated and enhanced to put The Future Under Your Feet.

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If I had to describe the nuts and bolts of the FRKs design, I’d simply say it’s made to make you forget it’s there. When designing boards for Kelly I’m trying to remove as many variables as possible and make it something that can level up his talents, or the talents of other surfers, without any glitches, or ever feeling like it's in your way. I can’t wait to see everyone riding it in 19'".

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