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Firewire Baked Potato

Firewire Baked Potato
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4.86 out of 5 stars

Firewire Baked potato, a fine-tuning of the hugely successful Firewire Sweet Potato, has become class-leader in its own right. With just a few design adjustments, most notably bringing in the nose slightly and narrower rails to accomplish an even more agile rail to rail transfer, the BP has been a European best-seller for the last three years running.

Stock dimensions

5'1" x 20 3/4" x 2 1/4" - 29.3L
5'3" x 21 1/4" x 2 3/8" - 32.4L
5'5" x 21 3/4" x 2 1/2" - 36.0L
5'7" x 22 1/8" x 2 5/8" - 39.9L
5'9" x 22 3/8" x 2 3/4" - 43.6L
5'11" x 22 5/8" x 2 7/8" - 47.3L
6'1" x 22 3/4" x 3" - 50.9L
6'3" x 23" x 3" - 52.9L

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From the shaper

Dan Mann’s signature influence is not amiss, however. In this board, you get a real sense of the performance features that made us fall in love with the Sweet Potato. The double concaves and ‘V-Spline’ running down the centre give it the agility to get up on the rail with an ease you wouldn’t immediately expect from its design.

Dan Mann

Our Review

Timmy Reyes talks Baked Potato.

what we like

What makes this model so innovative is its capacity to ride much bigger waves. Setting the quad fins further back and closer to the rail means that the BP can handle sliding, and even larger surf. Overall, the Firewire Baked Potato achieves levels of performance and versatility not seen previously.

A Performance Groveler

In creating the Baked Potato Firewire, Dann Mann has almost created a new genre of surfboards: “The Performance Groveler”. Until the BP, a “grovel board” would be superb in surf under shoulder height, but could feel like an out of control tray in anything bigger. The Firewire Baked Potato, however, works in surf well over head height meaning you can take on the waves with more confidence.

Baked Potato Construction

The Baked Potato is available in a choice of construction and either Timbertek, or LFT with a bamboo deck skin. Both perform brilliantly and really suit the characteristics of the board well.

Sizing the Baked Potato

As with most Pure Stole Firewires, the Baked Potato is designed to be surfed small, almost the shortest board a surfer would have in their quiver. To really achieve the best combination of float and performance, we suggest surfing this board at 3 to 5 inches smaller than the rider’s height.

what we like

why boardshop

We are not a big corporate that is business first and care about surfing second (if at all). We are a surfer owned and run store proud of our unique features and promises.

Trade In Your Board for a Firewire

Have a pre-loved board in reasonable condition? We're happy to consider trading in your old board against a new Firewire, so If you have any questions about this we'd be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices or enquiries you might have, just drop us an email to info@boardshop.co.uk or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.

Boardshop's 30-day Ride Out Guarantee

The difference at Boardshop is that we’re surfers so we understand the pain of getting a new board and realising that it isn’t “the one”. Avoid this risk with our RIDE OUT guarantee. We’ll swop any of our boards purchased within 30 days and exchange it for another brand, style or size, as appropriate. No worries.

why boardshop
The best surfboard if there's nothing to surf on!
I didn't test the board on a 4ft waves, but i can finally surf even when there's no waves at all :)
My board is 5'5, my weight is 68 kilo's. Should take a smaller board for places with ocean swell, but for a Baltic Sea with really weak waves - I'm really happy with the result.
FireWire TT baked potato
This board has an awesome shape and with the TT finish it looks great as well. Tried the board last weekend for the first time and I was surprised how easy it was to paddle and catch waves.
Delivery to the Netherlands in 4 days, so I didn't have to wait long to catch waves.
Thanks for the advice boardshop! Very happy with the board!
Excellent summer board
I'm 6'3". 93Kg and of decent fitness with intermediate skills. This board is an excellent addition to the quiver and is now my go to grovler. In TT it looks and feels amazing and strong and it is fast as hell. I picked up the 5'9" (the short size is great) and this has plenty of wave catching ability and I surfed it in 2-4 foot summer swell last weekend and loved it. Paired with an omni or an evo for the good stuff and you are covered. Thanks Roger for helping me make the choice! Cheers!
Firewire Timbertek Baked Potato Surfboard 5ft 5 FCS II - Natural Wood
Really beautiful board,Only 4 days for have it in Italy Fantastic.
The boardshop guys work very well, congratulations
Stoked
I can't remember the last time i had so much fun.
The aptly named, Baked Potato.
I'm Stoked
Fast n perfect
I'm very satisfied,
The board is perfect, the guys very kind and only 5 days to send the board in Italy!
Thank you very much
6 1 baked potato
What a fantastically fun board. At 108 kg , it gets me into waves really easily. Flies down the line and turns on a penny.
6 1 baked potato
What a fantastically fun board. At 108 kg , it gets me into waves really easily. Flies down the line and turns on a penny.
Loverly little board
Great shape, nice lines and well thought out, loads of volume so be careful you choose the right one the rails can dine times feel chunky, TT looks great too and durable
Love it!
Love the Board!!! Works very good good for me in smaller Waves 3-5 ft. If its get bigger you need enough power to hold it while duck diving... depending on the size of you and your board. I am 6ft2 and 100kg
my wave count has gone through the roof, I just don’t want to get out of the water
Getting the board delivered on my birthday (having only ordered it the day before) was great, i have surfed it for the last four days solid and it’s amazing; what a board! Really got me going again & loving surfing it. So stable, my wave count has gone through the roof, I just don’t want to get out of the water!
Epic board go short!
I'm currently around 13stone and purchased the 5'1 LFT Baked potato. These boards are so corky I wouldn't want to go any bigger.
It's amazing defiantly my go to board for any day sub 3ft (chest high) maybe up to 4ft if it's fat.
Couldn't wait to try the board out and surfed it in a huge variety of conditions.
It really excels in small mushy waves and catches the smallest of bumps sending your wave count through the roof.
However the low rocker which makes this board feel so fast over flat sections does make more critical drops a challenge, also the extremely wide tail makes driving hard off the bottom on bigger waves a lil squrley.
But all in all, this makes rubbish waves fun a board that really puts a smile on your face.
I surfed it with a set of Kelly Slater 2.1 quad fins.
Great board, fast and loose.
First surf was in 4ft and clean waves at my local. Took a little bit of getting used to. Mainly as the board is much shorter than I have ridden before. However, once up she flew. Had it set up with a set of PC7 quads as I'm a big lad and it felt super easy to turn from tail to rail but held in well. Next day was 1-2 ft and clean and it went well again.
Love it so far but need more time on it to get settled.
Must just say the customer service from Roger and the team has been brilliant.
It's one of those boards that just makes you smile.
I purchased the 5'5 BP for small days. I'm 75kg, 5'11" and intermediate. So, at 36 litres this was right up at the upper end of my volume range (everyday board = 32l). Because of this, I worried that it would be a pig to duck-dive, but I needn't have worried. Surprisingly, it ducks as easily as my other boards that have considerably less volume. So, I'm very happy about that! How does it ride? Well, it really is superb! So far I have taken it out twice in two weeks. First on a super clean, lined up, long period, small (waist/chest high) day. It took me a little while to dial in on the shape and feel of the board, but it was responsive and quick. The second time I took it out, the waves were fairly powerful, a little bumpy and probably head high on the sets. It absolutely flew and I probably had my best surf that I can remember for a long time! The board was super quick, and very responsive - you can really feel the spine on the hull doing its thing, enabling you to go rail to rail and be snappy. It was an easy paddler, great for getting into waves early and a forgiving ride. I felt I had to grab the rail a few times to keep it from sliding, but that was part of the fun. I had a quad set up the first time and added a nubster for the second time, which provided a bit more control. I think I will be riding this board most of the time from now on. It's one of those boards that just makes you smile.
I decided to buy from Boardshop.com because of their 30 day rideout promise, in case I had got the wrong volume or board (was either this or a Lost puddle jumper). I needn't have worried. The board was spot on - but nice to have that option just in case. I also got a great price on it through a price match, and will definitely be using boardshop to grow the collection.
Great small-wave board
This is a great (perfect?) board for waves from thigh- to head-high. It picks up speed very quickly, especially if you work the board on the wave, and turns sharply. It's good in both powerful and weak surf, but if the waves are any bigger than head-high they become difficult to catch and a board with more rail line is better. It is important to buy the correct size: as with most Firewires, smaller is better.

I've owned 2 BPs: I started with a 5'7" Timbertek, had it for about 18 months, then traded it in for a 5'5" LFT. I'm 6'0" tall and weigh 80 kilos, and I'm a confident intermediate surfer. The 5'7" caught waves well (like a minimal...), but was way too corky for me: any kind of not-down-the-line turn was a battle, especially in the fast part of the wave. The 5'5" LFT is a complete contrast. It sits in the fast part of the wave easily, turns quickly and aggressively, and generally feels a lot more manoeuvrable – but with no discernible loss of wave-catching ability.

The LFT construction is a real step up from Timbertek, too: I can feel the flex in the board loading and unloading as I surf, like a really lightweight PU construction, but after several months of use the board is still unmarked. My personal ranking of Firewire constructions (I own or have owned each of these): 1st LFT; 2nd FST, which has proved super-tough and somewhere between LFT and Timbertek in feel; 3rd Timbertek, which to me felt like the old Surftech boards underfoot, floaty and stiff.
Great board !
I have a 5'9 TT Baked Potato for a few months and i have to admit that the board goes insane in very small waves. From 1 foot wave to head high the board will not let you down. Fast and yet forgiving for such a small board. It's one of the best board i ever ride. I'm 6'2 and 86 kg. Thanks Boardshop for the advice. Go for it !
This is a great surfboard! At 5'5" it is 36L
This is a great surfboard! At 5'5" it is 36L volume but hides it very well. I ride it as a quad set up. An excellent wave catching machine that surfs a dream. Quick rail to rail and the extended short board line means it surfs a lot like a stock thruster when it needs to. Goes well in anything up to head high. Observations - The low rocker can make super steep drops challenging / The wide tail is quite skatey and benefits from a nubster in bigger surf.
Some months ago I bought it and it is the
Some months ago I bought it and it is the perfect board for the mediterranean sea, you will enjoy every wave, it is really fast and fun! incredible floatability. 75Kg bakedpotato 5,5 Quad Kelly 2.1
I ordered this board, fins and a leash from Spain,
I ordered this board, fins and a leash from Spain, everything arrived in perfect condition!Now Im waiting for the waves to enjoy it!
I wanted a board that would work well in small
I wanted a board that would work well in small summertime (or weak surf) which is why I went for this Baked Potato. It was the best choice I could have made! Very buoyant and easy to paddle like a Mal, but once you're up and riding it performs like a shortboard. I've just got back from Fuerteventura, which had typical small August surf. I caught everything I paddled for- from knee high to shoulder high. Plus- it's so damn maneuverable!!! Rail to rail with ease! It really took me by surprise! Such a fun board and worth the investment. Check out Firewire's volume calculator on their website and order yourself the correct size for you. You won't be disappointed! I can't rate this board highly enough!
Amazing board. So much fun in smaller stuff, when you
Amazing board. So much fun in smaller stuff, when you might consider not going in. Fast and loose with am2 fronts and controller rears. Also goes really well in head high surf. 5.7 85 Kilo.
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