Inject a bit of excitement into your potato shape with the more versatile Firewire Potatonator FST Surfboard. 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 Potatonator 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 Potatonator 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 come alive in new ways. Splice and dice it up!
WAVE HEIGHT: 1-3 ft Waves
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
CONCAVE: Double Vee
RAILS: Beveled Rails
ROCKER: Mild Entry/Flat Exit
FINS: Tri-Quad. Fins Not Included
CONSTRUCTION: FST Construction
Future Shapes Technology
FST relies primarily on the Parabolic Balsa Rail to control flex while the high density aerospace composite vacuumed to both top and bottom decks provides significant impact strength, and is stronger than the traditional PU surfboard. Please note our boards are definitely not indestructible and if slammed by a thick lip, or if you land incorrectly in the flats after doing an aerial, it is possible to break them.
The Parabolic Balsa Rail features 12mm balsa built from 3 x 4mm strips, which as mentioned not only control flex and add strength, but also act as a buffer against rail dings. Furthermore, the long-term flex memory supplied by the balsa rails ensures boards maintain their lively feel for longer. With a retail price point slightly above premium polyurethane surfboards, FST offers an extremely high performance, durable surfboard.
*Images shown are stock photos, actual board may vary slightly.
- Firewire Surfboards Potatonator FST Super fun in small to medium sized wavesReview by Matt - Cleanline Staff Matt - Cleanline Staff
RatingI'm 5'11 160lbs...intermediate/advanced. I picked this one up in a 5'6 and love it. If you're looking for a summer board for waves knee to chest high then this one will definitely do the trick. It catches waves really well, and you can ride it short enough to really get some turns in on smaller waves. It is also really fast and extremely forgiving. Late off balance drops, no problem, this thing is fast enough to make the section. I have used this board in overhead surf, and it does work, though I wouldn't recommend it. I ride this as a thruster.(Posted on 3/24/2014) 2014-03-24
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Here’s how it works. Once an order is placed we contact Firewire promptly to confirm your board is in stock. Once confirmed the average wait time for a board to ship is 3 business days. Additionally transit time is 1 to 5 business days depending on where you are located. Most boards are ready to go, however, if there is any extended delay in shipping your board we will let you know right away.
Expedited Shipping. If you are working with a deadline and need a surfboard delivered in a few days we’ll need to get you a custom quote. Please give us a call at 888-546-6176 and we can ensure you get the board on time.
Shipping Rates for Firewire Boards
|Boards Under 8'||Boards over 8'|
|Southern California / Arizona - $50||Southern California / Arizona - $100|
|Northern California / Nevada - $75||Northern California / Nevada - $100|
|Northwest - $100||Northwest - $125|
|Middle/East Coast - $100||Middle/East Coast - $130|
|Hawaii/Alaska - $150||Hawaii/Alaska - $180|
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