Dan Mann States: I've been riding the Chum Lee for a while now. In 2009, when I first stepped beyond The Fish design for a groveler, I started with the Sweet Potato and then the Baked Potato as I explored shorter and shorter grovelers. As fun as super short boards are with the right fins and volume, I found the Chum Lee filled a key slot in my quiver. The Chum Lee should be ridden a bit longer so I ride a Chum Lee that's 2"-3" longer than my Baked Potato. The added rocker and round tail combined with less width make it super versatile and allow for a seamless transition back to a performance shortboard when the waves are going off. (Helium) The same expanded lifespan beyond traditional materials that many expect from FST, in addition to the gentle compression beneath your feet that others love about LFT. We used the lightest foam we have to make Helium, combined with a brand new rail crafted from both balsa wood and paulownia wood. It's all wrapped in a brand new deckskin material we're introducing for the first time.
About Firewire Helium Technology Surfboards:
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 Balsa 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 impossible combination of improvements over FST, as in most cases, a significant weight reduction over an already light technology (FST) leads to a lower break point. 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 decided to go with a minimalist aesthetic that is both immediately recognizable and that will stand the test of time. HELIUM……………….#TheFutureUnderYourFeet