What the Firewire site says about the Sweet Potato:
‘The SP dramatically changes the ratio between the length and width of a board while still allowing the design to perform at a very high level.
Designer Dan Mann explains, “The aggressive bottom contour creates considerable lift and the deep double concave with a ‘spine’ down the middle divide the board in half isolating the fins, rocker and bottom on one side of the board at a time. This allows the board to get on a rail quickly. The Sweet Potato is the board you should always bring on a surf check, and you’ll find yourself ripping on small days where you’d otherwise go home”.
Please note that the dims shown below apply to all of our Techs: FST, LFT and TimberTek.’
What people are saying about it:
“A trendsetter in the mainstream explosion of tiny wave groveler surfboards, the Firewire Sweet Potato surfboard will get you up and going in the tiniest, weakest conditions.” – Compare Surfboards
“Possibly the funnest board I have ever owned. Flat spot? What flat spot? With one pump, this board devours and flies over insipid wave faces. The speed perfect for laying down some spray, putting it up on the foam or making you hot like a grom as you race that inside drainer. It’s your perfect summer groveller and will make surfing fun – like you remember it.” – user Russel on comparesurfboards.com
“My favorite feature about this board is the ridge that runs down the middle and separates the board into two halves. This allows you to rock the board from side to side and get it on the rail very quickly. Almost surprisingly quick sometimes.” – thesurfbum.com
“Love this board. I have a 5-4. The dims alone can’t describe how much volume this board has. You’ve got to see one to understand. The tail is massive!” – user paul123 on Magic Seaweed
“I am 5″10, 80 KG, 40 years young and ride a 5”6 Sweet P…. and LOVE it. The EPS with balsa rails are more durable and probably worth the extra $ if your grom is likely to give it a beating. I have the bamboo deck version which is developing foot wells, I think of it as personal customization lowering my centre of gravity. Overall, the board has held up well though.” – user giba-giga on realsurf.com
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