What the Firewire site says about the Cornice:
‘THE CORNICE proves that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.
THE CORNICE combines Firewire’s board building expertise with design collaborator Dan Mann and Eduardo Cenzano from Trinity Technologies interpretation of an effective side-cut design for surfing. The side cut shifts volume from the middle of the board towards the tail, leading to the most effective area in contact with the water. The board literally displaces less water, leading to minimal friction and increased speed that is noticeable. Dan Mann explains further, “with such a narrow design, it takes less force and time to tip the board on its rail. That fast twitch sensitivity, especially on late drops or hollow waves, is where you feel the side cut really engage, and the wide tail still allows for speed in the flats”.
The Firewire crew has been riding THE CORNICE in a wide variety of conditions, and we’re absolutely convinced that the design has a legitimate place alongside other high performance designs in the market today.
AVAILABLE IN: FST
Dims subject to minor adjustments. Also there will be a 6’7″ added soon.’
What people are saying about it:
“The board comes alive in good surf. It performs best when the rider keeps it turning, moving and on edge.” – Surfers Village
“If you are an intermediate-advanced surfer, the Cornice could be really fun! It’s very sensitive to shifting your weight, so you will feel like you’re always on rail.” – hostevie.com
“The Cornice features something called a side-cut. Put simply, it’s less foam on the waist of the board, giving it a vaguely hour-glass shape… It’s always been the general consensus that performance boards have certain, defined shapes, but the Cornice is aiming to shatter that.” – Alexander Haro/ Editor on theintertia.com
“The Cornice proves that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.” – Surfing Magazine
“The Cornice seems to incorporate everything about all the Dan Mann shapes I love! It has the stability of my Dominator, the sliding tail action of my Sweet Potato, with the most lively and excited response at the mere shift of weight that I love most of all. I cannot tell you how happy I am at this moment, and how much I cannot wait to put this board to the test in bigger waves. There is definitely something to this weird looking board. Something magic.” – user surfernancy on firewiresurfboards.com
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