Here is a photo of the new sleds that arrived a few weeks ago! Thought i give some feedback on both of them!! The Alternator is a 6'0 and absolutely flys! I think the slightly extra bit of foam and flatter rocker are suited to the waves down here in Vicco! Ive noticed that it has soo much drive off the bottom, and speed through turns, which def helps!! I also dont know why more people dont froth on the alternator? I havent surfed any of the newer models but does anyone agree with me when i say that such a solid all-rounder is almost forgotten amongst the more progressive new models?
The other sled is the 5'6 potatonator, and it is a massive improvement from my 76 peter sheely twin! Ive only had one good session on it with a small 1-2ft shifting beachy. It was strange at first to have so much foam and width under my back foot, but after a a while it was a godsend to get soo much drive and speed from an otherwise powerless wave. I think it has the perfect mix of surfability and fun...perfect for those days where you would usually struggle, and constantly miss sections and never quite get enough speed! everyone should have one!
Keep up the topics lads! The forum was such a good place to get information on everything firewire!
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Alternator vs MBWhich would be better as an all round board? For surf not much bigger than 7-8ft max, and to complement a small wave groveller. Looking at the 6'0- what are some of the performance differences?
Potatonator sizing advice?Sorry to post another thread about sizing help and sounding like a broken record! I have just ridden my first firewire alternator 6'0 whilst on a surftrip in costa rica and i am ON bOARD with the firewire revolution. I'm 5'11 (6ft on a good day) and 75kgs (165 pounds) and currently riding a 6'1 JS and a original 5'6 Peter Sheely Twin back home but i am looking into a double purchase to renew my quiver. I was looking at the 6'0 Alternator just cos the one i rode was perfect and handled my height and weight, as well as a pumping swell here that peaked at 8-10ft! My problem is I'm not sure on how small to go with the potatonator...? i was thinking anything under 5'6?? i would guess my level is low-mid advanced. I'm happy to go smaller of it will still handle my weight and fly?