Firewire Baked Potato
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.
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
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.
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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.
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 email@example.com 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.
shaun (reviewed 08/03/2017)
The aptly named, Baked Potato.
Gabriele (reviewed 27/01/2017)
The board is perfect, the guys very kind and only 5 days to send the board in Italy!
Thank you very much
Ceri (reviewed 26/01/2017)
Ceri (reviewed 26/01/2017)
Luke Johnson (reviewed 11/01/2017)
Schillo (reviewed 30/08/2016)
Chris T (reviewed 11/08/2016)
Toby Denford (reviewed 07/05/2016)
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.
James Carter (reviewed 20/04/2016)
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.
Tom S (reviewed 29/02/2016)
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.
Paul Mason (reviewed 01/01/2016)
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.
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