Firewire Potatonator Review

What the Firewire site says about the Potatonator:

‘As the name implies, the POTATO-NATOR is the result of Dan Mann gene-splicing two of his most popular models: the SWEET POTATO and the DOMINATOR. With a longer rail line and less girth than the SWEET POTATO, and a slightly pulled in nose similar to the DOMINATOR, the POTATO-NATOR is meant to be ridden 4″-6″ longer than a POTATO, and approx. 2″ shorter than the DM. The double concaves are softer than the SWEET POTATO and while the overall rocker has been increased slightly to enhance performance, the low entry rocker remains which makes paddling a breeze. Designed primarily for 2′-4′ surf, the POTATO-NATOR will hold its own in 3′-5′ as well. Fin placement is optimized to be ridden as a quad, but don’t be afraid to throw in a small, knubby trailer fin to help this hybrid 4-finner come alive in new ways. Splice and dice it up!’

Image Source: FirewireSurfboards.com

Image Source: FirewireSurfboards.com

Image Source: BoardShop

Image Source: BoardShop

What people are saying about it:

The high-performance end of the Potato series from Dan Mann and Firewire, the Potato-nator takes the user-friendly and speed-inherent designs of the Sweet Potato and Baked Potato and mixes in a little bit of the high-performance characteristics of their Dominator. The Potato-nator achieves this by cutting back the nose and tail width. But the most unique characteristic of the board is the bottom contour.” – Surfers Village

The Firewire Potatonator is a special surfboard. I tested a 5’6″ in a range of conditions over a nine month period. The Potatonator is what you’d get if a randy Sweet Potato and a sexy Dominator made babies. She is short, wide and a little fat around the tail. A side view reveals a flat board, which means easy paddling, yet just enough rocker to save you from sticking the nose in slightly more critical conditions.” – Bradley Hook on surfd.com

I bought a 6’2″ and it is the best board I’ve ever had. It does everything you want. I’m 6’3″ and 100 kg and it’s easily got enough volume for me. I reckon it’ll happily go in anything up to 6ft and realistically there aren’t that many days in Cornwall that get bigger. I’ve got bigger fins in the front than the back that seem to work really well. Get one.” – user nrigg on Magic Seaweed

Another home-run by Firewire! The Potatonator is the perfect blend of the popular and proven SweetPotato and Dominator models – built, designed, and now proven to excel and make the most of any surf in the 2′-4′ ft. range. I love everything about this board and I feel it bridges the gap on those days when you can’t decide what to ride. lt also adds a ton of flexibility, value and ROI to your quiver!” – Daily Stoke

First try out on my PN 5’8″ today in 2ft offshore waves… getting in to waves is easier, I didnt really have a problem with hollow waves either, just had to point the board down the wave a bit.” – user nottyR6 on firewiresurfboards.com

Size Chart:

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