Read and keep up to date with the latest COVID19 Official Resources & Announcements

Forums > Stand Up Paddle   Board Talk & Reviews

8'8" SMIK spitfire vs 8"10' Sunova placid

Reply
Created by 100yearsold 1 month ago, 15 Feb 2020
100yearsold
5 posts
15 Feb 2020 5:08PM
Thumbs Up

Have Been Using 9'5" spitfire and also 9'5" wide point and really enjoy both boards
looking at going to something a bit smaller
87 kegs 58 years old
would like stability and glide (ease of catching a wave)
surf small to medium only at this stage ( Cottesloe, mettem pool and Yallingup
cheers

backbeach
NSW, 19 posts
15 Feb 2020 8:15PM
Thumbs Up

Hey champ could you give us some feedback on your 9'5"s especially the spitfire. I'm similar specs to you and am interested in a board I can feel stable enough on to help me advance from gumby status.
The smaller Smik boards look pretty enticing are they in your sights?

Nugdam
QLD, 408 posts
15 Feb 2020 7:31PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
backbeach said..
Hey champ could you give us some feedback on your 9'5"s especially the spitfire. I'm similar specs to you and am interested in a board I can feel stable enough on to help me advance from gumby status.
The smaller Smik boards look pretty enticing are they in your sights?


If you are after a smaller easy board to use. I reckon a 9'2 x 29 hipster longboard would be an awesome step down. They are incredibly stable for there width.

So fun to throw around as well.





Scotchman72
QLD, 121 posts
15 Feb 2020 8:14PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
100yearsold said..
Have Been Using 9'5" spitfire and also 9'5" wide point and really enjoy both boards
looking at going to something a bit smaller
87 kegs 58 years old
would like stability and glide (ease of catching a wave)
surf small to medium only at this stage ( Cottesloe, mettem pool and Yallingup
cheers


hi mate have you considered the 8'10 ShortMac -Smik, aslo have 8'10 Creek and 10.6 Nalu
just offloaded the 8'10 Hipster at 32 wide and 140ltr to much corky float for my weight great board through
Im 85kg 6ft its a great board

100yearsold
5 posts
15 Feb 2020 6:38PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
backbeach said..
Hey champ could you give us some feedback on your 9'5"s especially the spitfire. I'm similar specs to you and am interested in a board I can feel stable enough on to help me advance from gumby status.
The smaller Smik boards look pretty enticing are they in your sights?


Love the spitfire 9'5
very forgiving
good stability when the wind get up...
good glide to catch waves
fun board

100yearsold
5 posts
15 Feb 2020 6:40PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Scotchman72 said..

100yearsold said..
Have Been Using 9'5" spitfire and also 9'5" wide point and really enjoy both boards
looking at going to something a bit smaller
87 kegs 58 years old
would like stability and glide (ease of catching a wave)
surf small to medium only at this stage ( Cottesloe, mettem pool and Yallingup
cheers



hi mate have you considered the 8'10 ShortMac -Smik, aslo have 8'10 Creek and 10.6 Nalu
just offloaded the 8'10 Hipster at 32 wide and 140ltr to much corky float for my weight great board through
Im 85kg 6ft its a great board


Haven't heard a lot about the short mac
would like yo know your thoughts on both the Boards you have
the creek and the short mac

Scotchman72
QLD, 121 posts
4 Mar 2020 10:04PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
100yearsold said..

Scotchman72 said..


100yearsold said..
Have Been Using 9'5" spitfire and also 9'5" wide point and really enjoy both boards
looking at going to something a bit smaller
87 kegs 58 years old
would like stability and glide (ease of catching a wave)
surf small to medium only at this stage ( Cottesloe, mettem pool and Yallingup
cheers




hi mate have you considered the 8'10 ShortMac -Smik, aslo have 8'10 Creek and 10.6 Nalu
just offloaded the 8'10 Hipster at 32 wide and 140ltr to much corky float for my weight great board through
Im 85kg 6ft its a great board



Haven't heard a lot about the short mac
would like yo know your thoughts on both the Boards you have
the creek and the short mac


hi mate short Mac is a great board for my weight and ability provides great stability for a narrow board
catches waves easy turns with ease really good board.

Creek is also a great board took a while to master stability working out the best position is just forward of handle
great for cleaner days

cbigsup
411 posts
5 Mar 2020 12:04AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Scotchman72 said..

100yearsold said..


Scotchman72 said..



100yearsold said..
Have Been Using 9'5" spitfire and also 9'5" wide point and really enjoy both boards
looking at going to something a bit smaller
87 kegs 58 years old
would like stability and glide (ease of catching a wave)
surf small to medium only at this stage ( Cottesloe, mettem pool and Yallingup
cheers





hi mate have you considered the 8'10 ShortMac -Smik, aslo have 8'10 Creek and 10.6 Nalu
just offloaded the 8'10 Hipster at 32 wide and 140ltr to much corky float for my weight great board through
Im 85kg 6ft its a great board




Haven't heard a lot about the short mac
would like yo know your thoughts on both the Boards you have
the creek and the short mac



hi mate short Mac is a great board for my weight and ability provides great stability for a narrow board
catches waves easy turns with ease really good board.

Creek is also a great board took a while to master stability working out the best position is just forward of handle
great for cleaner days


My Short Mac is awesome!


Works a treat mate!

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1918 posts
8 Mar 2020 7:19AM
Thumbs Up

For what it is worth, I am 100 kg, 6'3 and 58 and I have the 8'7 Placid. I have been sup surfing for 5 years + now, but the Placid is very stable and pretty maneuverable - however, I would not say that glide was one of its best features. Again, I am talking about the shorter version and I am heavier, so a longer board might give you more glide.

As you probably know, SUPs are full of compromise. If you want glide and stability then you will have to sacrifice maneuverability - but it depends on your expectations. The 8'10 Placid will be a lot more maneuverable than your 9'5" widepoint, and I doubt the change in stability will be an issue.

I am not familiar with the spitfire, and I don't sell any boards.

100yearsold
5 posts
9 Mar 2020 5:57AM
Thumbs Up

Thanks for the info guys



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Stand Up Paddle   Board Talk & Reviews


"8'8" SMIK spitfire vs 8"10' Sunova placid" started by 100yearsold