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5'6" Sweet Potato for sale San Diego5'6" Sweet Potato Rapid Fire with FCS indo controller fins included. Only selling because I found a smaller Potato that fits me better, it's in perfect shape. In the San Diego area. Asking $490. http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...610_134801.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...610_134738.jpg
right fins for bakedI just bought a 5_5 baked to replace my SP. I had controllers on my SP and loved the drive and lines they cut. I planned on getting controllers for this board but settled on futures SA4s. I've had 2 sessions on this board so far and I'm not sure if they're working as well. I weigh just under 200 lbs. Any thoughts from those that have played around with the fin configurations?
My Sweet Potato is cracking up!Chris and all,
I have a 5'6" Rapid Fire SP that I've been stoked on for over the last 6 months. I absolutely love the board, but I'm a bit surprised to see the nose cracking apart. I have always put the SP in a airline weight destination surf bag and travel the 5 miles to the beach and back with the board in the back of my truck. I take care not to hit any bumps along the way, but I have these stress cracks that are at the nose of the board, about 2 inches from the point running along the rail of the board.
These cracks have grown over the last few weeks to point that the board is taking in water. Due to how careful I've been with the board an the location of them, I don't think theres anyway they could of been caused by the travel in the truck.
Chris, have you seen anything like this? I'm starting to regret not buying the FST model as I'm doing ding repair on a board that's never been dinged.
Here's a pic... it's hard to catch the cracks, but they run right along the rail and are like little spider cracks.
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A.Vern started a topic Indo fins vs sf-4's vs whatever i could find at the time.....
Indo fins vs sf-4's vs whatever i could find at the time.....For those looking for fins for the lil' Spud, here's some observations.
I rode a 6'2", 5'10", 5'8" and finally settled on the right size for me, 5'6".
When I got the board, I didn't have fins (long story), so I used 4 thruster FCS G-2 fins from my older thrusters. While these fins made some serious drag, they worked ok in surf that had enough energy, but I wasn't flying around like I had with proper fins.
So next, the SF-4's go in that I borrowed from the buddy I sold my 5'10" to. WAY less drag, good hold. Never felt a fin give.
Finally the Indo's show up. I ordered these from the Aussie e-bay site. Customer service was amazing. After I ordered them, I sent an e-mail and immediately received a response back that they had some fins available and they were sending them out. Twice I checked on the status via e-mail and received a response. They even sent them express so I would get them by the weekend.
I had a set of controllers on hand, so I could do a comparison between the two.
Overall, they look very similar. The differences are subtle, but definitely there.
The Controllers are very sharp and are manufactured to a much higher tolerance. You can tell every angle of the fin is exact and there are no blems. The Indo's however, being hand made, have sand paper scratches on them, and areas the glass didn't cover. They are much softer in overall appearance and the rear fins have foil while the controllers have a definite edge to them.
Now, as I just recently met a guy at the beach who was stabbed by his fins in the inner thigh and had to go through surgery... maybe a duller fin is a better thing.
I never got to try the Controllers as they are going back to the shop, but.....
The INDO fin's are amazing. So much drive with each turn. As you can see in the photo's the INDO's sweep back way farther than the SF-4's. That sweep allows the board to build tremendous drive with each turn. I never felt much pivot (the reason I've always hated fish) unless I was completely flat and tried to turn, but in those cases I needed it. They hung on the rail with as much force as I could give em on cutbacks. I'm sold on these fins....
Whether it's Futures Controllers or the FCS copies from Indo, It's the best I've had yet, although I haven't tried the MRTX ;)
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Got me a sweet potato!Well, for those that have seen my posts...
I've ridden a 6'2", 5'10" and 5'8" Sweet Potato.
I bought the 5'10" after testing out a 6'2" and a 5'8" in good So Cal surf. Then I got it in what it's made for, gutless 1-3 foot slop, and found it too big.
Sold it to a beginner friend (perfect for him) and ordered up a 5'6" with Futures Controllers.
She came in today, and the idjuts sent me a 5'6" rapid fire with FCS!!!!
So for the time being, I'm using 2 sets of full size fins from my older thrusters. I'm planning to order the Indo fins as they are about as close as you can get in FCS to controllers.
Testing it out tomorrow, and we'll see how the little gal goes.
Thanks all for the advice so far.
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Anyone try the Rasta Futures on the Sweet?Well,
My buddy who has been surfing a year tried out my 5'10" Sweet Potato and is hooked. He's buying my 5'10 and I'm going to down size to a 5'6".
I'm going to get a Rapid Fire rather than the FST this time, so do I go with the Controllers or the Rasta's?
I've heard great things about the controllers, but nothing about the Rasta's on the SP... anyone try it yet?