Firewire sweet potato

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Firewire sweet potato

Postby sterlingstuff » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:35 pm

Hi, I am 6ft 2 and weigh 67kg and I'm interested in a firewire sweet potato. I am an intermediate and fit. What size shall I get and does anyone have one for sale please?
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Re: Firewire sweet potato

Postby cnevster » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:50 am

Firewire have a volume calculator on their site that will give you a recommended size. Link: http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/surfboards_volume_calc.php
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Re: Firewire sweet potato

Postby defever » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:45 am

You're skinny as pigeon leg, go as small as possible.

5'2" or 5'4". That thing holds so much volume because the deck is so thick and the rails are pinched so much. Definitely not over 5'4" otherwise get a long board.

I'm only 5'6" but stocky 70kg. Tried 5'4" few weeks ago and it was more than enough, I wanted to try 5'2" but they didn't have one to try.

There were few second-hands on the net if you look carefully. Good luck!
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Re: Firewire sweet potato

Postby sterlingstuff » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:45 am

Cool, cheers guys! I will try and get a sweet potato 5"4 then and is anyone interested in a 6"6 custard point fish? So quick and responsive and will catch anything!
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Re: Firewire sweet potato

Postby prjwebb » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:20 pm

5'2 would be good. Your issue is your height on such a short board. Weight wise you'd be fine on a 5'0" but I think you'd be over stepping the sweet spot.
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