From Surfboard Designer | Dan Mann
The first Baked Potato I ever made was for my buddy Chris in late 2010.
I had been surfing the Sweet Potato which I loved. I literally laughed hysterically after the very first wave I caught on it. I had never gone so fast with so much control on such weak waves ever before.
At Firewire we had been having great success with the Sweet Potato at the time that I made that first Baked Potato. I made it because I thought it could bet more racey and more performance oriented than a Sweet Potato.
It didn’t take long to pull in the nose and refine the bottom a little, and the tail just kind of popped into my head when I realized that point behind the back quad fins can add a bit more of a pivot point.
The Baked Potato sits firmly in the groveler style of a board but the best part about it is when I see people ripping on it in overhead surf which I see all the time. If you ride one, don’t underestimate how well it will go in good surf that’s overhead.
I think most surfers will enjoy this board most as a quad set up with a small nubster in the thruster box.
- 20 3/4"
- 2 1/4"
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Hot Rod Long, Great Longboard !
on Jun 14th 2022
Gary shaped me a perfect longboard, catches any wave, and even take it out on big tropical event swells.
My board is amazing
on Mar 2nd 2022
I have the zap pro 54 inch skimboard and I love it. It has helped me progress through a multitude of stages of skimboarding. I have learned how to jump waves 3 shuv and many more things. It is built amazingly and has yet to have any damage or wear done to it over the past few years.The glide is amazing it rotates perfectly with every spin. The speed you can get on this is outstanding. It is the handsdown fastest skimboard I have ever ridden and I have been on quite a few skimboards. The way it pops over waves is seamless. There is no effort involved in getting over waves. I have taught classes with it and have been complimented on it a multitude of times. The overall review is that it is a 5 star board. It is great for doing tricks and learning new ones along the way.
McCoy five 8
on Feb 8th 2021
This board being epoxy I’d never ridden one after riding this on a lot of different swells east coast riding the fcs mark richards set up when over waist high rode with MR stabilizer thruster. If you wanna go fast and do big carving turns this is it. Floaters and rebounds effortlessly. Overall fast and Carvy and great in hollow waves. Only thing I didn’t like not much release when trying reversals. Small wave twin set up though it does it.