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How good does the sweet p feel with the fins dialled in. Anything under three feet and you can shred the wave as quickly as you can think it. Never bogs down flies over any section. Goes bottom to top. I can't imagine a better small wave board (yet to try a baked p) It's the only board for me for summerLast edited by liquidmagic; 03-07-2013, 11:51 PM.
Hey dukey, I have an addvance 6'6" , a 6'2" spitfire and a recently purchased sweet potato. The sweet potato is 5' 6" . I have also done a heap of long boarding so I know what you mean. The addvance is a good board but doesn't have the wow factor for me, so it is not getting used much. . It will take a bit of adjusting if you did decide to go the sweet potato. It really does paddle like a board a foot longer, catches waves unbelievably well for such a short board, but the real attraction comes from the speed, turning and rippability on small waves. If you are looking for unexpected smiles a mile wide on average waves the sweet potato will deliver in bucket loads of spray
This is similar I think to your fin combo - Best I've tried, drivey, but very fast and loose
Fronts - Occy Carbo's & rear custom's from full circle surf, phillip island
Hope the attachments work
I have tried fronts fea blackstix, tp1, fam.
I think the fronts need to have a wide base for good drive and a long rake for speed, while the rears I use are flat foiled. I think that they don't interrupt water flow that maybe an 80/20 foil might as rear fins. They are small enough for quick release and turn so quicklyLast edited by liquidmagic; 12-17-2012, 12:20 PM.
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White rapidfire sweet potatoI took a trip to firewire's factory in currumbin while on a family holiday on the gold coast. They had a 5'6" sweet potato white rapidfire on a sale rack so I bought it on a whim.
I got to ride it at burleigh heads on a glassy 2-3 foot morning. I am used to a 6'2" spitfire, but found the shorter length no problems, the board paddles so well, and I was surprised it has a bit of nose rocker and take off's are a breeze. A couple of pumps and the board flies, making flat sections easily and very quick rail to rail. The white rapidfire feel really good, better in some way than the bamboo deck on my old advance. I was quickly thinking that this board is going to get used 95 % of the time for summer surf. The deck dents in a good way, I'd say half way between pu and fst in strength, but that is no drawback to me. This board will get an extra epoxy patch for my feet like all my boards do.
The rapid fire looks really good. It is a cracking board
A bit more on the construction. Had a surf 2' reef break today. More impressed with this board., it is perfect as a small wave board. I had a solid collision with a mini mal, enough to leave a blue mark from the other board. My rapidfire advance would have had the rail shattered, but on the white rapidfire it looks like the rail strength is much better, no shatter. I think my fst spitfire would also have had the rail splinter.Last edited by liquidmagic; 12-17-2012, 12:55 AM.
Occy 10 kinetik racing fins
Joel Parkinson has used occy 10 kinetik fins at bells. I have set which are thrusters in my spitfire. They have massive drive with a large base and long rake for speed. They are great for down the line speed and drawn out powerful turns
Thanks Iggy, I can get hold of the stretch quads and give them ago. I haven't been able to find Controllers as yet. I have already had my eye on the Solus thrusters. Do you think they perform better than the FEA Blackstix?
Hey Iggy, what is it about the Elevon quad that you like. I am looking for drive and speed and not too loose.
quad set up for spitfireJust got a sptfire and have surfed Futures Vector II EA thruster set up. It goes great but am looking for the best quad setup.
Anyone got any thoughts on Future controller quads or other Future quad set ups.
got a spitfire, without clogging up the addvance section, it rocks.
I'll still be having a blast on the addvance
VectorII Ea blackstix for me too.
Keen to try the souls with that sick looking rear fin
Very nice. Anyone tried them as yet
Futures are the best
Surfing tips and techniqueIt would be great to pool some resources to help develop surf knowledge, etiquette in the water and techniques from the basic to high performance
Thanks iggy. Any Thoughts on the best plan shape for the type of waves, including the hellfire which I forgot to mention. Speed and carving ability . I thought maybe the elfuego as a quad from what I have previously read.
Next board after 6'6" AddvanceHey guys. 80kg 5'10" 46yrs medium paddle fitness- I have gone from 9'6" longboard to the 6"6" Addvance. It is a great transition board and perfoms well but i am now trying to work out my next board as I gain experience. The Addvance has good paddle power, which I would like my next board to have but I am looking for a bit less volume and a bit more performance.
My local waves are mainly crumbling walls, with a bit of power, but nothing hollow. I was thinking of 6'3" Elfuego, 6'4" Dominator/Spitfire, or Alternator 6'8".
I'm keeping the Addvance for summer slush as I really like it and can sit out with the longboards. What I am looking for is paddle power, speed down the line and carving ability on a fat wall.
I don't want to go too short or too big a step down in volume as I want to keep developing steadily.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.