Just and fyi. I ride a 5'10 Spitfire, bought a 5'4 Sweet Potato, surfed it about 20 times over the course of a month, sold it, and now I'm shopping for a 5'2. I think you'll find the 5'4 SP to be a bit of a boat compared to your 5'10 Dom. Like prj said they don't get into waves sooner, they just take off once they're under your feet. I look forward to being able to swing a 5'2 around.