In this sick little video (below) Noah Snyder runs through the pros and cons of Firewire’s Dominator, designed at Firewire HQ by Dan Mann.
A versatile, all-condition sled, the Dominator features a full outline and thick foil from nose to tail. You get the 5/4/3 fin configuration so you can tweak it to your heart’s content. When we rode a demo model our favourite was the quad config: super-drivey and holds firm even when things get well overhead.
Some might say the Dominator’s profile looks like it may be a bit sluggish, I mean check out the foil:
But the inherent flex in these things means that they offer super performance through turns and you get plenty of power off the rail. Mark from Firewire notes, “What is REALLY going on here is that surfers are discovering how well our technology works. The lighter swing weight makes turning a breeze and the added squirt through turns created by the flex and controlled rebound is noticeable.”
Nev Hyman, the legend himself, responds, “‘ain’t that the truth MP… Ironically is something that I often leave out when talking about shape and how it relates to performance. Our tech clearly takes that performance to another level…That magic feel through a turn. A good shape/design, AND an optimum marrying of that shape to the surfers size and ability is what everyone else who makes boards can do. Our tech takes it to another level.”
[quote]Our tech clearly takes that performance to another level…That magic feel through a turn.[/quote]
Now check out Noah’s perspective and decide for yourself.