The history of the Firewire IBOLIC FRK is as follows: 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.
Firewire IBOLIC FRK TECHNOLOGY
Firewire IBOLIC FRK uses a patent-pending technology built into the core blank construction to create preloaded structural flex together with structural 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.