What the Firewire site says about The V4:
‘Incorporating Tomo’s Modern Planing Hull (MPH), the V4 was born through Daniel’s ongoing quest to gain more speed and stability in the modern short board without compromising responsiveness and directional control. The V4 maintains a considerably narrow, forward of center wide-point and straightened rail line to emphasize the classic ‘Tomo post-modern Hydrofoil curve’, and includes a 5/4/3 fin option.
In a variation of the Vanguard’s hull, the V-4’s bottom contours feature a double barrel concave through the center of the tail forlift and speed and small side bite channels were added off the rail for precise bite and control during turns.
The V4’s clean outline, bottom contours and foil will provide excellent speed and lift in small surf yet will have incredible hold and control when the surf is overhead.’
What people are saying about it:
“The Tomo V4 in Firewire FST construction is the most “normal looking” surfboard in the Tomo lineup. Although the wide point of the board is still forward of center and the rails are still fairly parallel, the board has a fish-style look to it and uses some elements of the classic Steve Lis Fish designs. The pulled-in nose, deep channeling through the tail, and the double concave beneath the back foot make the V4 ready to carve hard at high speeds. When the waves are pumping or you want an efficient board can still go rail to rail easily, take a spin on the Tomo V4.” – Real Watersports
“The shortboard strives for speed without compromising directional control and response with its slim build and 5/4/3 fin option.” – Transworld.net
“This board is insane for controlled riding over foamy sections, even when the wave has shut down you have so much speed to burn you can choose between a backhand or forehand foam climb or rebound. I had worked myself up into thinking this board only had a very specific wave range, but it paddles well and is so fast and fun to ride in anything with a bit a shape, from rib height to way overhead.” – user keith on firewiresurfboards.com
“The Firewire V4 FST High Performance Surfboard was designed to give more speed and stability to the modern day shortboard without losing responsiveness.” – BC Surf & Sport
“The V4 is another collab from the famed Tomo Surfboard/Firewire camp. The V4 is also another example of Daniel Thompson’s Modern Planing Hull concepts which are pushing the perceptions how we ride surfboards with their shapes. The V4 takes a traditional fish outline and fixes a shortboard middle to nose making the board versatile, fast and movable. The white Rapidfire construction makes use of the flex from the carbon rods through the middle of the board. With all the technology and advances in the new shapes coming from Firewire then the V4 will transform your surfing no end.” – Secretspot Surf Shop
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