FireWire Potatonator Review
Front Shore Surf brings you a first look at FireWires new board in this FireWire Potatonator Review.
If you have ever seen FireWires Sweet Potato surfboard you have probable thought, “Dang that looks like a fun board to ride!”
Ive seen people shredding it up on the Sweet Potato and having a lot of fun with it. Ive personally considered picking one up for myself, however even though i don’t mind somewhat “unconventional” surfboard designs, this one was a little to unconventional for my liking.
Now FireWire’s Dominator line is a great hybrid board that I have had my eye on for sometime now. In fact the Dominator was the board I was leaning towards getting.. Until FireWire just recently released The Potato-Nator. Its like they knew that I was having a hard time trying to decide, so they helped me out a little.
I havent personally had the chance to test this board out yet. But I’ve been on the lookout at our local surf shops hoping to see one of these come in.
As the name implies, the POTATONATOR is the result of gene-splicing the SWEET POTATO and the DOMINATOR. With a longer rail line and less girth than the 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 enhanced 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!
If anyone out there has had the chance to ride this board, let us know what you think!