For Immediate Release
Taylor Jensen Crowned 2011 ASP Longboard World Champion
After competing since he was 17, Taylor Jensen finally achieved a life long goal and clinched the ASP Longboard World Title.A perennial favorite on any given day, and the winner of numerous events over the past few years, the World Champion Title had previously eluded him.
“I’m so stoked, it’s hard to believe this is happening,” Taylor commented after the win. "I’ve been working so hard for so long and to finally have this trophy in my hands and to be celebrating with all my friends on tour is amazing. I'm really just trying to soak it all in and enjoy the moment as much as can.”
Taylor continued, "A big thank you to all my sponsors and the Firewire surfboards crew, my boards have been feeling amazing all year and that's a huge part of feeling confident and being able to succeed.”
Taylor has been riding two Firewire longboard designs over the past few years,a high performance 900 designed by Dan Mann, and a slightly thicker, more nose-rider friendly 904 designed by Nev Hyman.
Taylor was integrally involved in the designs and Firewire is now offering both shapes for the longboard market as the TJ_Pro (900) and TJ_EVERYDAY (904).
"Firewire believes that refinements to the shape of today’s modern surfboard can only produce incremental performance benefits. Exponential improvements in performance can only be achieved through new materials and construction methods which in turn will open up new design opportunities.”
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