G'day, i am 6'3", 97kg and have surfed for 40 years. I have a 6'8" dom which i got for winter waves , head high and over, to tell you the truth it was a bit overkill on the volume side at 50lts, but when its rippy and big with lots of water moving around it comes in handy, and it performs well on the face. Im looking for a smaller wave board that will perform from waist to head high, maybe slightly over. I think i have narrowed it down to a 6'4" potatonater or a 6'6" spitfire. The PN might be slightly better in the lower wave size range while the spit would be in the upper range. Do you think a 6'6" spit would go well in the waist/chest high range and does it have planing speed over flat sections, say to get to a reform section at high tide? Should i save up to get both as they have different purposes? thanks, Keith
Announcement Announcement Module
No announcement yet.
spitfire or potatonater for waist to head high waves? Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
- Nov 2011
6'0 - 175lbs - 30yrs - SoCal -
503 TG Baked Potato - 506 RF Potatonator - 506 WRF Vanguard - 510 FST Unibrow - 600 FST Michel Bourez - 600 FST Alternator - 602 FST Alternator Round - 603 FST Artillery
Firewire Social: Facebook - Twitter - Vimeo - Youtube
Hey All, use my Firewire email, [email protected] for emergency issues, not my forum inbox. However, please avoid contacting me directly with questions on choosing a board, just use the glorious forum. Cheers!
- Dec 2011
6'-6" (198cm) tall Giraffe, 197 pounds (89kg) Heavy, 50 years young, 37 years surfing 3 days a week avg
Quiver::: 6-3 Activator RF / 6-4 Dominator RF / 6-4 Hellfire FST / 6-6 Quadra Five FST / 6-8 Rawson Hyperskate II / 6-9 Northern Alliance pintail / 37" Great Wave C-7 Carver
Fins::: Futures AM-2 fronts (4.79"), V2F4 quad rears (3.75") Rusty quad rears (3.85") Stamps quad rears (4.0")