A few days ago, Firewire released a board that was over two years in the making. The Cornice, as they’re calling it, might just be Firewire’s strangest shape yet.
Back in 2013, a man named Eduardo Cenzana, the Managing Director and lead engineer at Trinity Technologies, approached Firewire with a promising design. Trinity, a company that designs blades for wind turbines, used their knowledge of how wind moves over turbine blades and transferred it the water and came up with a strange looking hunk of foam with a skinny waist and big feet. “Trinity has significant computer resources due to our work designing products such as wind turbine blades and modeling how they perform in different conditions,” he said in a press release. “I believe this is the first time anyone has applied that much computing power and engineering expertise to determine the functionality of a surfboard design. After countless months of computer modeling, we’re convinced that the side-cut design offers significant performance advantages.”