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  • Don't underestimate the power of a dominator

    I wasn't aware of firewire boards when the dominator was popular and in hype. I wanted to try one out for a long time but I always thought (and was told) it was for beginners so I never bought or even tried one before. I love my Unibrow so I thought, since the Dominator is the step down sibling packed with more volume, thickness and width in a shorter length it could be my board for small surf with better performance that my TT 5'1 Baked Potato. I like the BP, it catches waves really easy, it's fast and duck dives very well compared to other fun boards but I wasn't having a lot of fun in turns and little cut backs so after a lot of research I bought a FST 5'4 dominator and guess what...? It proved my theory right. After my first session in knee-waist high waves it officially became my board for small surf and not to mention it will be more forgiving when I mistakenly take it out on bigger days. So my quiver now consist of a FST dom 5'4, an FST uni 5'6 and a TT 9'4 TJ everyday. I might add a 5'8 hashtag in winter time but it's barely spring time here in Cali.

    Just my different point of view on the dominator.

    By the way, the BP didn't last very long on craigslist AND the grom pricing for my dominator was a huge plus!

  • #2
    I use the Dom just like you do - as a tiny wave groveller. It rocks in that capacity. While people have raved about the various Potatoes in small surf I've never found the Dom lacking in the absolute tiniest conditions. I certainly see guys in the surf on tiny days on those other boArds and I never feel the Dom gives up anything in terms of performance, and it carves real turns!


    • OceanMindedBoy
      OceanMindedBoy commented
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      Yeww! What size do you ride your dom compared to your everyday board?

  • #3
    Yep, me too. Use it in anything down to the un-surfable.

    I ride a 5'8" and my everyday board is a 6'0" Futura or a pu 6'2" (c.28.5L) if it's a bit punchier.

    I'm 185cm and 75kg.


    • #4
      Same length for me OMB. My MD is 6'4", my PD 6'4" and the Dom 6'4". I want the extra volume for a short wave board. I'm 90kg.


      • #5
        the dominator is definitely one of the best boards we have ever made...