The Smik Spitfire V2 ground breaking design incorporated the combination of speed, manoeuvrability and firepower. This made it a formidable fighterplane and a much loved British icon with it’s beautiful lines.
Smik has adopted the name Spitfire, as these boards boards carry the same attributes. Beautiful lines that create powerful, tight turns that contain and project speed.
The spitfire has evolved with some subtle changes that have made a considerable difference. Rocker has become a more continuous curve over it’s previous incarnation, which has resulted in a faster livelier ride.
Rail profile and volume has also been slightly altered with mid section volumes remaining similar but tail rail volume being thinned out a little bit. (Without compromising stability or becoming too knifey at slower speeds)
Outline curves have also altered slightly with the hip being brought a little further forward to more between the feet, but not being pulled in too much in the nose making the board unstable.
Blah Blah Blah…..So what does all this mean?
Well. Ultimately she’s smoother and faster, with just a really nice balanced feel from paddling to turning to stroking into a wave and that lovely initiation of rail sensation that doesn’t have any hiccups.
But then when you push, the response and performance is enhanced. From small little gutless waves and generating speeed, to being able to contain solid southern oceran groundswells, the spitfire is a more than capable all rounder.