The myth of the Firebird, like the Phoenix, is one of reincarnation and rising from the ashes, much like Northstar did from a previous entity. The Firebird offers the versatility of the Phoenix in a smaller package. Those who want to play on flat water or in whitewater will be drawn to the Firebird.
Length/Width Ratio: 6.5
Width: 26 gw / 29 mx / 25 wl
Sheer: 18 bw / 12.5 ms / 16 st
Rocker: 2.5 bw / 2.5 st
Weight: 25 SL / 27 BL / 34 WG / 38 IXP
Optimal Load: 100-240 lbs
Proprietary carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber and the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Our full wet vacuum bag and foam core allow us to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.
All Aramid. Our proprietary yellow and black makes a stunning moiré pattern. Full wet bag minimizes resin and creates the lightest weight canoe available. Foam core, ribs, and internal reinforcements make a stiff, efficient hull. The choice of flat-water paddlers everywhere. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.
Substantial Innegra with an inner blanket of Aramid. Innegra has excellent impact absorption, great flex, and good abrasion resistance. A full wet vacuum bag makes a durable, reasonably light canoe. Multiple layers of Innegra with no foam core or ribs mean a canoe capable of extended river tripping and expedition whitewater. An extremely durable lamination with far better performance than Royalex. Exterior resin coated because gel coat chips and cracks when subjected to substantial impacts.
Colored woven polyester outer, backed by Innegra, with Aramid reinforcements and foam core. An alternative to BlackLite that is economically priced, but at the expense of some additional weight and lowered durability.
Colors: Emerald or Ruby
Bronze anodized gunwales, thwarts and grab handles; thermoformed deck plates; ash portage yoke; laminated, contoured web seats hung on ash trusses.
Oiled white ash gunwales; sculpted and laminated black walnut and ash end decks; walnut and ash laminated contoured web seats hung on walnut trusses; walnut and ash laminated thwarts and yoke; stem mounted tie down loops. Laminated black walnut and ash creates a distinctive and refined canoe that is stronger and lighter. Wood trim adds 2-3 lbs per canoe.