The outline of the Firewire Machado Midas Surfboard evolved from a few different influences. The tail was inspired by some 80’s twin fins and the wing is positioned right behind the trailing edge of the side fin to create a break point, and to pull the tips of the swallow closer together for maneuverability. The wing also creates more width in front of the fins which generates increased speed. The nose on the Midas is a touch wider than your everyday short board but without an "eggy" feel. The wider nose and tail dimensions reduce the curve in the middle of the board which also helps generate speed.
Perhaps the most interesting design feature on the Firewire Machado Midas Surfboard are the new bottom contours he's been working on which he called “Board Eat Board”. The original concept began years ago when he rode one of George Greenough’s edge surfboards which led Rob to a whole new approach to bottom contours and edges. He made quite a few boards until he finally ad-opted this new bottom. The general idea is that you have 2 surfboard boards working in your favor. The Firewire Machado Midas Surfboard "inside" outline creates a flat bottom concave that runs all the way off the tail, while the two side panels that run down each rail change from concave to flat to V, while still maintaining a deep single concave down the middle. The overall effect is increased performance and speed with the Firewire Midas.