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  • Indication that a board may be a tad bit too big?

    So, luvin my BP, no probs.

    But... just seems odd at times. I can't place my finger on it as I lack any real experience and solid surf knowledge but my 5'7" just seems kinda big at times.

    I'm .. gulp, 150!

    Yes yes I know, why a 5'7"? Well, I didn't like my SP@5'2" due to my 6'1" most legs build.

    And the shop only had a BP@5'7".

    So, while I'm super stoked, what exactly are the signs that one has too big a board?

    My symptoms;
    - Not being able to react as fast as I normally do while in critical situations.
    - Miss some waves that I normally would have gotten on my Futura with a volume of 26.7. My BP comes in at 39.9.
    - I get washed off the board at times, kinda just slip right off as I paddle.

    Any how, just seems odd to me. Still stoked though.

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    Brother that board is WAAAAAYY too big unless you are trying to ride 1 footers only on it. I am 41, 185 and have shoulder and back issues and ride a 5'5 BP and could easily ride a 5'3...However I just bought a 5'10 Potatonator when I should be riding the 5'8 but..I bought it to be a bit more "short board" feeling compared to the BP but with the same volume as the 5'5 BP ...if that makes sense?? So far that has worked well but I could probably still go down to the 5'8 to ride 1-2 footers but dont want the extra effort required...so..the 5'10 Oversized PN is my summer board to overcome some of the issues you raised above...works for me.

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    • #3
      FW Fan,

      Do you find that the BP and the Potatonator cross over a bunch? I was thinking of selling my sweet potato and just getting a potatonator. I don't have the money to keep both but the potatonator seems like it would cover everything from 1-3 foot no problem.

      What do you think?

      I am 6'3" 185 and was thinking of getting a 5'10", I ride a 5'6" SP.

      To answer the original question in this post, yes the the board you got is too big as I will second FW Fan's comments.

      Brent

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hwork50 View Post
        FW Fan,

        Do you find that the BP and the Potatonator cross over a bunch? I was thinking of selling my sweet potato and just getting a potatonator. I don't have the money to keep both but the potatonator seems like it would cover everything from 1-3 foot no problem.

        What do you think?

        I am 6'3" 185 and was thinking of getting a 5'10", I ride a 5'6" SP.

        To answer the original question in this post, yes the the board you got is too big as I will second FW Fan's comments.

        Brent
        Hey Brent, thats exactly what I did. I laid my BP over the top of the PN and essentially its the same board just the PN has a pulled nose, marginally narrower in the guts and slightly more pulled in tail. I actually find the PN paddles me better than the BP. I love the BP dont get me wrong but I am a FST Fan wanted to stay with the same tech. The BP as you probably know doesnt come in FST...yet.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hwork50 View Post
          FW Fan,

          Do you find that the BP and the Potatonator cross over a bunch? I was thinking of selling my sweet potato and just getting a potatonator. I don't have the money to keep both but the potatonator seems like it would cover everything from 1-3 foot no problem.

          What do you think?

          I am 6'3" 185 and was thinking of getting a 5'10", I ride a 5'6" SP.

          To answer the original question in this post, yes the the board you got is too big as I will second FW Fan's comments.

          Brent
          same problem i have.. don't know if i really want to go potatonator with a spud in my quiver.....dump spud?? idk

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