Well no one replied to my post so I went out and bought a bottom feeder to find out for myself how the board stacked up. Not as fast as the sweet but caught waves easier and felt smoother and easier to handle on rail , a lot of fun as is the sweet P , a different spice to keep things interesting.
So can you guys at firewire make me one in that new white rapid fire tec Please ?
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!
That is a very hard call to make. To hard cant make it. For me the length and the volume of the bottom feeder may give the board the edge because I prefer a little more length with a little less volume. My SP is 5,6 volume 38 plus litres my Bottom Feeder is 35.7 at 5,8 in length.
i already have a sweet potato, is a magic board.
i just have problems when waves push and aren't mushy. so i'm gonna buy a bottom feeder cause i can use it when is a bit bigger for potato but small for my shortboards like rat boy m10.
That is good call Jack, I use my SP when it is soft but once their is a touch more power and a pocket to carve into I use the bottom Feeder.
But could not help myself got a 5,5 BP in white RF coming this week if this board can grovel with high speed and can be pushed harder on rail than the SP then well we will wait and see.
Been away in Morocco so have not surfed the BP much . So cant really compare the two yet . I can say the BP is very fast like the SP but feels more twitchy and loose I think I need some time to figure the board out , I have the SP wired and find the board to be very high performance and the BP looks to be even more so, crazy. The BF is a lot easier board to surf and can handle a little more size and is better on rail than the SP and BP but the board is not as fast and does not have the same amount of down the line drive so not as easy to make sections. The SP and BP have more X factor about them but they can run a bit hot and cold ie you need to have more time to dial them in ,where the BF is more user friendly ie would suit an intermediate surfer more where the SP and BP would suit a more advanced surfer to get the most out of them.
Awesome comparison - thanks so much! I think I'm going to end up getting a Potatonator first, and I'll see how that is working in 1-3 surf. You're right about the "X Factor" lol, the Sweet Potato particularly looks insane - totally unique surfing experience. I definitely need to try the Sweet and Baked at some point.