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    Firewire baked potato

    Anyone here ridden a firewire baked potato? If so what size and response?

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    Haven't ridden the Baked Potato, got a Spitfire myself....check out the Firewire Forums....alot of info from people on there. http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/f/forum.php

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    i have ridden a potatonator and it was fun as hell. plus, you cant go wrong with pot references

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    real cool, personally decided to go with a mini simmons quad instead of the potatonator just for costs reasons

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    idk if this is helpful bc you specifically asked about baked potato, but i had a potatonator and hated it bc I went too big...i was scared to go with the recommended size bc of how short it was so I got a 5'10 and it was a boat. i needed a 5'4 I'd guess. With the wide tails putting a set of Controller fins on it will make it come alive, the added lift really makes the wide tail block feel less sluggish. I know peeps hate on them but Ive been very happy with my FWs. The shapes are all solid and reproducable precisely, they list the volumes, and I can kitesurf with them too bc of how durable they are. good luck with your purchase, I second the advice to get on the FW forum TONS of good advice on there and definitely size accordingly (they have a pretty helpful volume calculator on their site, if you have never payed attention to that board measurement before its amazing) if you go too big it will feel slow/sticky. for what it's worth I ended up back on a 5'10 Dominator for my grovel board and I should have never left it... but alot of people like the Potatonator and Baked Potato in decent waves too not just for junk. i think they are ALL awesome boards for east coast you gotta have one or something like it.

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    btw for reference im 5'11" 180lbs

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    I got a 5'10" sweet potato and it is by far the best money I've ever spent. Im 6' and 215lbs and can't always surf the **** waves we get here in the dirty dirty but with the SP I can hang with the string beans on their little fishes. Made me stoked to surf again in all conditions!

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    had a 5'6 dominator, best board i've owned. had it for 2 years, put a crack on the deck and then the valve leaked water. Emailed firewire and they said it wasn't possible. It is what it is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevjax View Post
    had a 5'6 dominator, best board i've owned. had it for 2 years, put a crack on the deck and then the valve leaked water. Emailed firewire and they said it wasn't possible. It is what it is....
    yah firewire decks do show some weakness. great boards, but ive seen even new ones get holes punched in the deck. i feel like some of the claims of superior strength are unfounded

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    i too havent surfed the baked potato, but my sp is sick. i have a 6' and im 6'3 215-220 range. it seems a bit big and i assume 5'10 would be the sweet spot. i would love to get a spitfire and baked potato to have a solid lineup but the things are damn expensive