What the Firewire site says about the Evo:
‘EVO (Evolution) is a new take on the MPH design,utilizing softer features and more outline curve to encourage a smoother transitions and a more ‘in the pocket’ line of attack. A wider central wide point comparative to the Vader, the EVO should be considered favorable to smaller weaker waves, however like most Tomo MPH Designs , the EVO will still be quite functional in overhead waves conditions.
Maintaining an almost symmetrical outline and a completely unique and highly innovative “Double inside single concave into split quad concave” planing hull, The EVO feels as if it’s almost ‘levitating’ on the water! Yet once on rail, it has a precise rail sensitivity and hold. The EVO should be ridden as short as possible with user friendly volumes packed into the shortest MPH sizings yet offered by Tomo.’
What people are saying about it:
“It is magic on late take offs. I am guessing it is a combination of the ’roundness’ of the outline and the narrower tail as it slips effortlessly into the curved shape of the jacking takeoff. It still has that instant speed and acceleration of the ‘V’ boards but feels a little less likely to catch on a super critical takeoff/section. I had no problem bottom turning hard, even on some of the bombs, which I found tricky on one of the earlier surfs in a similar sized wave.” – user curlybloke on firewiresurfboards.com
“The board flies. 0-60 mph in under a second. Not only is it fast but you can surf it almost straight up and down. Extremely responsive, round house wrap arounds are like a hot knife through butter. Ridden it 5 times in waist to head high waves.” – user BH on Cleanline Surf
“This user friendly all rounder by Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thomson is incredibly fast and nimble – great for a variety of waves but excels as an average, everyday all rounder surfboard.” – Compare Surfboards
“I had one for 2 weeks… sick board… Great once it hits 2 foot with a little bit of push, will handle up to about 5 foot.” – user goatman on seabreeze.com
“I’ve had my 5’5 Eco since July. Overall, best board I’ve ridden. In knee to slightly over head clean conditions the Eco is peerless in wave catching- speed generation and turning. Down the line it feels fast but as soon as it gets on rail it bites and turns so easily.” – user Glassy Bouys on YouTube
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Have you tried riding the Firewire Evo? What do you think about it?