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  • dominator or potatonator???

    Hi Just saw a used 5'6 dominator RF for sale and debating to get it or invest a few more $$ and get the Pnator. It's for weak small to medium waves than the hellfire wont make.West coast Canada so often a litlle punch enough to use hellfire and also have a 5'3 Merrick biscuit in tufflite for choppy windy days.What will be my best bet to gap between my hellfire and biscuit for small weak(7-8sec) summer waves. Thanks

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    I suspect the Potatonator would go great in the smaller stuff. Honestly though, I don't think you can lose either way. I ran into a guy at Westport a while back on a 5'6" Dom who was killing it. I use my El Fuego in almost everything around here. Awesome board!

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    • #3
      Dom will fit in the middle, Potatonator will replace biscuit and keep you happy until the hellfire comes out

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      • #4
        Bergie,

        I have found that the Dominator likes reasonable waves with a little bit of push.

        The PNator is a really good board and can handle a reasonable amount of conditions. I replaced my 5'8 Dominator with a 5'6 Potatonator and i have been having way more fun on it in weaker to good conditions.

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        • #5
          Yes agreed, Potatonator does cover alot of conditions and kind of makes other hybrid boards redundant if you already have a hellfire/MB....spend the extra coin you wont be dissapointed!

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          • #6
            I've never surfed a Potatonator, so I can't directly compare, but I do have a Dom. The Dom works for me in anything above say thigh high. Below that I use a longboard. At the upper end of the suitable volume range for a given surfer I reckon it's an ideal small wave board.

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            • #7
              Potatonator!!!!, it will cover he low end of the spectrum better that the Dom. For the conditions you are describing is gonna work like a charm

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              • #8
                Anyone tried th Pnator as a thruster? I'm not a big fan of quad(probably try quad on wrong board or condition) or dont ride them the way they should be ridden,anyway i just wonder if the Pnator at 17" tail can be ridden as a thruster that's the main reason why im leaning toward the DOM. As well as maybe a better small waves travel board.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bergie View Post
                  Anyone tried th Pnator as a thruster? I'm not a big fan of quad(probably try quad on wrong board or condition) or dont ride them the way they should be ridden,anyway i just wonder if the Pnator at 17" tail can be ridden as a thruster that's the main reason why im leaning toward the DOM. As well as maybe a better small waves travel board.
                  Yep I do and it goes great but I'll admit I still need to try some more fins - PC3 at the moment are too small
                  but I can still see the potential as a thruster

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                  • #10
                    I'm a quad fan.
                    Don't own any dedicated thrusters in my quiver.
                    BUT...
                    I like the potatonator most with EA blackstix and the deviant centre (but a normal centre is good too) or if the waves got more punch/size I run AMT (Robber) twin + trailer.
                    Read through the "Potatonator, small wave assasinator" thread as I tried lots of fin combos (with pics).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Goanna View Post
                      Yep I do and it goes great but I'll admit I still need to try some more fins - PC3 at the moment are too small
                      but I can still see the potential as a thruster
                      Hey Goanna, how you getting on with your Pn after being a Elf rider? Did you find it just ended up not being used much?

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                      • #12
                        Hey Benny, its been a long time since I sold the El Fuego to buy the Futura but I still class her as the one that got away. I was after the 2board quiver for my age/weight/abilty and I think I have found it with the PN and Futura.

                        As much as I love the EF I know the Futura has it covered and then some although the Elf grovelled better. The PN now covers that area. I've only had a couple of surfs on the PN but can confidently say it is the goods.

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