43 years old, 5'8", 81-85 Kg, intermediate long boarder but finally got the hang of a "shorter" board (7' McCoy Nugget) after quite a while, above average fitness, getting in more than once a week. Living in old South Wales (UK) so not powerful waves. Not used my longboards for a few months and don't really want to go back to them when it gets tiny. I like the high wave count from long boarding but prefer the speed and manoeuvrability that the Nugget gives me.
Would a Sweet Potato suit me on smaller days when I would normally go in on a mal?
The Firewire volume guide is pointing me to the 5'8" to 6'4" range, depending on the time of year (I'm heavier after Christmas!) and ability (how good was my last session). After reading quite a few threads under the SP section, I'm still undecided. Most seem to suggest going smaller than I think I could manage. No local shops seem to stock Firewire so a trial is out of the question. Noticing lots of Firewire boards at my local breaks but they're mostly Dominators.
Thanks for any advice / guidance!