The Spitfire V2 line is the shortboard inspired SUP in the SMIK range.
Designed and tested in Western Australian conditions by WA’s own Scotty McKercher. Scotty has over 15 years experience in designing, shaping and testing for Starboard. The Spitfire and Hipster are the boards Scotty and many others use at powerful reef breaks in Margaret River and up north.
These boards are designed for the serious rider who wants to take on serious waves. But it’ll still generate speed on mush-burgers.
The Spitfire range has one of the best strength to weight ratios on the market. It’s a Carbon/PVC sandwich – which includes a lightweight EPS foam core, a PVC sandwich and complete Carbon wrap. With the boys frequently taking this model out at Margs bombie, tombies and other waves of serious consequence, you can be confident this board can handle a decent wipeout.
Sizes: 7’10” x 28.5″ x 102L // 8’3″ x 29.5″ x 111L // 8’6″ x 30″ x 125L // 8’8″ x 31.5″ x 135L // 9’5″ x 32 x 151L
The Spitfire has evolved with some subtle changes that have made a considerable difference. Part from the new graphic look, the latest of these being the addition of a belly channel releasing out the tail which ultimately adds a little bit of release, or fizz to the back end of a cut back.
The hip in the outline is in between the feet, and the nose is pulled in just right, to make the board as agile as possible without compromising stability.
The rocker, a smooth continuous curve, combined with a single concave to double ending with a V in the tail and moderately fine rails results in a fast, driven high-performance ride.
Blah blah blah… So what does all this mean?
She’s smooth and fast, with just a really nice balanced feel from paddling to stroking into a wave and that lovely initiation of rail sensation that doesn’t have any hiccups.
But then when you push, the performance is there. From generating speed in small little gutless waves, to containing solid groundswells, the Spitfire is a more than capable all-rounder.