Now I'm Baked
Wow, sold my Sweet Potato and got me a Baked Potato!
Its FCS, Rapid Fire with a pretty light wood color.
Wow, what a board, tail makes it seem more versatile then the SP. Chubby like the SP so a groveler but also looks to fit in pockets well. Lovin the deep concaves.
I'll post some pics after procuring a tail pad.
Will prolly ride her with MRTFX PC w/GXQ PC, may do a Nubster for shits and giggles.
I was going to get another slightly longer SP but it really helps to go in and feel a board up. I musta spent an hour or so holding, feeling, etc...
siiiick man!!! I got a chance to ride SP and BP...the BP is definitely more "high performance." The pulled in nose, more tapered rails and diamond tail definitely makes a difference. I was able to pull into tight and steep sections that the SP would normally slide out of. It's too bad it only comes in Rapidfire right now :(
Anyways, have fun!!!
Well, I also had reservations but the resin is the same for both FST and RF. Sure no balsa rails but the bamboo deck is dope.
Plus its kinda nice to have some variation in my quiv.
Next, is a step up, most likely an Alternator FST/FCS. I currently lack a HPSB.
@aurfalien, bamboo deck looks nice but I like the sturdiness of the FST boards. Alternator? How about the Hellfire? That's my step up board...as soon as I can scrape some money for it haha. btw, you got any pictures of your new board with fins?
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Here is my BP.
Notice the clear grip, it makes for a very clean board. Reasons to go wax less;
1) Less harmful then wax which has been proven to bleach coral. This is critical in Hawaii, you have a vested interest here.
2) No mess and ready to surf ASAP.
3) Keeps board lookin good.
4) Allows for nimble foot work.
Aight, this board is purdy.
BTW, I have chosen my step up; Hellrazer, yea boyeeee!
sick board! yea, i used to use the clear tape but never worked as good as wax for me. As far as coral, i think the tourists and pollution are hurting it more than surfers are, BUT you are right...
Took her out on the maiden voyage, not the best conditions; 2-4' wind chop ~8-10 knots and getting worse.
However, wow, what a fun board, stupid fun.
I love how fast it gets on, set your rail early.
Also, the nose and tail mods when compared to the SP, really make this board more versatile.
Can't wait to get her in some real juicy juice and size. Who knows, I may just surf this for a while, see where she takes me.
Albeit the board is way big for me but I was after length. This thing is a perfect long board assassin!
Many thanks to the shaper!!!
By the way, is there such a thing as too much speed :)
Ha I've been questioning too much speed now and again since I got my Sweet Potato. I think it may be a possibility...
How do you feel that its too much speed?
Are you racing past the waves, or are you setting your rail too late, etc?
i find in bigger waves i can end up flying down the line so fast i don't get to fit in any turns. wrong type of waves though really