SWEET POTATO By Dan Mann
The NEW Sweet Potato is the refined swallowtail version of the original Sweet Potato
The Sweet Potato converts waves that would normally require a longboard (or even just be a non-surf day) into loads and loads of fun because of the insane amount of volume packed into a very short board that is loose and packs tons of drive
The trademark deep double barrel concave essentially splits the board in half when tipped over and driving through turns, making the board feel way more narrow than it actually is. The new tail outline, combined with some tweaks on the bottom contours through the fins, has increased the maneuverability for tighter pocket turns without taking away the projection and grovel speed in gutless surf.
Model: Sweet Potato (New Version). An updated version of Dan Mann’s uber-popular groveler, the new Sweet Potato features a new swallowtail and refined bottom contours to make it even more rippable and fast.
Ability: Beginner to intermediate.
Type of waves: The ultimate groveler, for tiny, gutless waves that you want to ride a shortboard in.
Fin setup: Five boxes.
Construction: Firewire’s Helium construction is light, fast, responsive, and durable—the ultimate in modern board construction.
Description: The Sweet Potato put Dan Mann on the map as a shaper, providing ultimate groveling abilities in even the tiniest waves. Now Mann has updated the Sweet Potato with a new swallowtail and a refined bottom contour that makes the board even more nimble and maneuverable, allowing it to transition from rail to rail quickly, despite the full template and increased volume. If you are faced with longboard waves but don’t want to ride a longboard, the new Sweet Potato is the answer.