As of this morning I'm now the proud owner of a quad, Futures shod, 5'11" RF baked potato.
I know I said I was going to wait for an FST and get a 5'10 FST sweet potato to tide me over but opportunity knocked and I answered the door.
Stoked! To use a retro term.
Yeeew is so 2011.
I recon RF is the way to go for small wave board anyway. Having to fix a few dings is worth it for the extra performance. I just ordered a 5'7
Ha! Good effot Cuttle! I dont think i'll be able to wait for the FST either. Looks like the inbetween brother of the PN SP
Very interested in your ride report Pete. I reckon you'll love the weight of the RF.
yeah RF weight is a bit below FST and it DEFINITELY shines brightly in smaller surf!! There is no doubt there!
[QUOTE]yeah RF weight is a bit below FST and it DEFINITELY shines brightly in smaller surf!! There is no doubt there!/QUOTE]
Cuttle, ref recent posts about the sweet p as a 0-2' board and the volume/sizing issues, with your transitions between boards, rf 6'0 sweet p, rf potatonator, 5'11 rf baked p, and the fst 5'8 sweet p, do you think there is something to be said for the extra weight of the fst being the limiting factor? in sub 2' waves?
would a 5'8 rf sweet p been the answer? retaining the smaller volume with less weight, against the fst with more weight.
As you downsized from a 6'0 rf sweet p, it will be interesting to see if the 5'11 baked in rapid fire will now be the tits, being 1' smaller, slightly less volume then the 6'0, slightly more then the 5'8 and lighter being rapid fire construction.
Im still not feeling the 5'8 fst sweet p in 0-2' conditions,
But...sorry have to ask again...what fins are you running in it?
Haven't got a hold of the Baked yet.
Hopefully getting brought up from the Goldie tomorrow.
Re the sizing I'd say it was more a question of finding the ideal volume and also discovering the big difference made by using the Indo controllers.
Talking about small waves here and paddling to catch them.
The 5'8" spud (which I still have) is great once up and riding but it in crowded conditions I was lacking a bit of paddle power.
The big difference supplied by the Indo controllers is most pronounced in the 0-3' range. Once larger I'd go to Stretch quads.
Keep in mind I'm used to the potatonator which catches waves much easier.
It's a planshape difference I reckon as the wide nose of the spud is a slower flat water paddler than the potatonator with the more pulled in nose.
Once the wave is picking you up then the wide tails of both help in getting the board up to take off speed.
I'm used to heavier boards and like their paddling momentum so the difference in weight inbetween the rf and fst shouldn't hinder paddling speed.
maby i just need some more vol for 0-2' range, as we currently have the same size/construction sweet p's, ill be waiting to hear your impressions on the baked when it arrives to compare
It's arrived so maybe with a bit of luck the SW change will come through and clean things up. This arvo or tomorrow morning should be on for a test ride.
You need to update your signature grasshopper (this will be a fulltime job with your track record lol!).......so how did your baking go and did ya get those controllers?
Originally Posted by cuttlefish