HELIUM Surfboard Construction Technology by Firewire
Firewire is known for leading the surf industry in terms of modern, high-tech surfboard construction, and recently they have added a number of different construction options to their surfboards. Two of the most popular—LFT and Helium—provide similar all-around benefits such as lightweight and durability, but also have their own specific advantages, depending on what you are looking to do on your surfboard.
Helium Surfboard Construction also has a durable deck skin, but controls flex in the rails through a mix of paulownia and balsa wood.”
“Helium is light and lively, and great for generating speed in weak waves. LFT is still light, but a little more drivey and solid, and great for controlling speed in better waves.” - Rob Machado
Each Helium shape is cut from the lightest foam blank in our stable – just .8 pounds, combined with a brand- new rail we crafted for Helium, using both Paulownia wood from our Timbertek boards and balsa wood from our FST boards.
It’s all wrapped in a brand new deck skin material we’re introducing for the first time.
1 – Entropy Bio-Resin Throughout
2 – High density Aerospace Composite Deckskin
3 – Top & Bottom Deck Sandwich Cloth
4 – Parabolic Balsa & Paulownia Wood Rails
5 – 0.8 lb EPS Core
HELIUM – ECOBOARD Verified – LEVEL ONE