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Smik or jp pro

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Created by Rooster62 Two weeks ago, 2 Dec 2018
Rooster62
1 posts
2 Dec 2018 2:38PM
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Hi. Been looking at the Smik spitfire 8'6" and the JP surf wide body 8'2".
I know different lengths but like the specs of both .
Any feedback on either ?
Getting myself confused.
Thanks

Eski
WA, 28 posts
2 Dec 2018 7:54PM
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G'day Rooter
Smik are doing an 8'3 x 31 hipster size also...
Cheers
Eski

hilly
WA, 4353 posts
2 Dec 2018 8:57PM
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Rooster62 said..
Hi. Been looking at the Smik spitfire 8'6" and the JP surf wide body 8'2".
I know different lengths but like the specs of both .
Any feedback on either ?
Getting myself confused.
Thanks


www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/Review/Smik-Spitfire-custom-8-6-x-30?page=1



Slab
872 posts
2 Dec 2018 8:58PM
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I have a 8,8 widebody....it's a fun user friendly board that turns easy on a wave.

Seajuice
NSW, 256 posts
3 Dec 2018 2:15AM
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If I was after a board with higher performance I would pick the Smik due to its pulled in tail which to me means you can keep your back foot planted at centre without having to move it from rail to rail to initiate a hard turn. & the rocker looks a little more than the JP which helps on the steeper drops. And the slimmer width may help for down the line speed.
I have the JP wide body 8ft 2inch. I use it & love it for its stability due to its wider width & flatter deck. Great for those areas where you get messy chop that bounces back from the rocks & breakwalls. Very comfortable board to stand on.
So it all depends what your main use would be.

ninjatuna
27 posts
3 Dec 2018 6:52AM
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By both, EZPZ

I am a boardwhore. I have a custom based off the JP widebody and love it. I am also now trying to get a Smik hipster.

windsurftom
NSW, 234 posts
3 Dec 2018 9:19PM
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Are smik made in cobra

cbigsup
256 posts
3 Dec 2018 9:55PM
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Nope. Ask Scotty for details.

cbigsup
256 posts
3 Dec 2018 10:02PM
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Rooster62 said..
Hi. Been looking at the Smik spitfire 8'6" and the JP surf wide body 8'2".
I know different lengths but like the specs of both .
Any feedback on either ?
Getting myself confused.
Thanks


Different boards.

The SMIK hipster twin would have an outline similar to the JP, but would perform differently since it is a twinnie.

The SMIK spitfire is narrower, has more rocker, and is more in the JP Pro family from a design standpoint.

Gboots
NSW, 569 posts
4 Dec 2018 9:18AM
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Worth watching . Reckon it's a solid all round performer

cbigsup
256 posts
4 Dec 2018 8:24AM
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There is a great vid out there that Piros did for surf FX comparing five performance boards including the JP, SMIK, Fanatic.

Hopefully, a sharp lad from down under can copy the link.

Internet numbskull! WTF! Hehe!

windsurftom
NSW, 234 posts
4 Dec 2018 10:36PM
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cbigsup said..
Nope. Ask Scotty for details.


Had a look they are made in a Chinese factory with Severne windsurf boards

scott mckerc
WA, 189 posts
5 Dec 2018 7:35AM
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windsurftom said..

cbigsup said..
Nope. Ask Scotty for details.



Had a look they are made in a Chinese factory with Severne windsurf boards


Het tom
No not the case
you're almost right. We stared there, Severne moved to there. And now there's been some technology movement which is another story unto itself.
This was the initial factory we started working with but moved to another independent factory in thailand.
Separate to Cobra.

webbo100
NSW, 58 posts
5 Dec 2018 2:21PM
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Gotta love the Smik.


Piros
QLD, 5283 posts
7 Dec 2018 1:20PM
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cbigsup said..
There is a great vid out there that Piros did for surf FX comparing five performance boards including the JP, SMIK, Fanatic.

Hopefully, a sharp lad from down under can copy the link.

Internet numbskull! WTF! Hehe!


Bit old now but here is the video

SUPbru
361 posts
7 Dec 2018 12:44PM
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Pre-foiling days Rob?

Piros
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7 Dec 2018 6:56PM
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SUPbru said..
Pre-foiling days Rob?


Hahaha that made me laugh

cbigsup
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7 Dec 2018 9:26PM
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Piros said..

SUPbru said..
Pre-foiling days Rob?



Hahaha that made me laugh


Thanks. Heck I remember the JP Downwinder. I still have V6 fins I bought for my Slate. Five of 'em!

Slab
872 posts
7 Dec 2018 9:28PM
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Wish all reviews were like that....actually saying their preference

Black Sheep
19 posts
Sunday , 16 Dec 2018 5:46AM
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The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher

scott mckerc
WA, 189 posts
Sunday , 16 Dec 2018 11:53AM
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Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher


It's actually evolved quite a bit from then. '
Sure there are similarities, as there are between spitfire version 1 and 2
But V2 is markedly superior shape.
As always it's the smallest increments that can make the biggest differences.

scott mckerc
WA, 189 posts
Sunday , 16 Dec 2018 11:53AM
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Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher


It's actually evolved quite a bit from then. '
Sure there are similarities, as there are between spitfire version 1 and 2
But V2 is markedly superior shape.
As always it's the smallest increments that can make the biggest differences.

hilly
WA, 4353 posts
Sunday , 16 Dec 2018 6:09PM
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Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher


Ridden both and they are chalk and cheese. WP was a pig in anything over shoulder high but Spitfire rips in anything up to double OH.

cbigsup
256 posts
Monday , 17 Dec 2018 12:09AM
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hilly said..

Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher



Ridden both and they are chalk and cheese. WP was a pig in anything over shoulder high but Spitfire rips in anything up to double OH.


Chalk and cheese. Bet that's Ozzie for Say What? U cannot be serious!

Completely different. Rails, rocker, planshape..

Black Sheep
19 posts
Monday , 17 Dec 2018 5:54AM
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hilly said..

Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher



Ridden both and they are chalk and cheese. WP was a pig in anything over shoulder high but Spitfire rips in anything up to double OH.



Okay and what sizes?

Black Sheep
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Monday , 17 Dec 2018 6:05AM
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scott mckerc said..

Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher



It's actually evolved quite a bit from then. '
Sure there are similarities, as there are between spitfire version 1 and 2
But V2 is markedly superior shape.
As always it's the smallest increments that can make the biggest differences.



Is the blue / yellow V1, and the orange / blue V2?

hilly
WA, 4353 posts
Monday , 17 Dec 2018 6:33AM
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Black Sheep said..


hilly said..


Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher




Ridden both and they are chalk and cheese. WP was a pig in anything over shoulder high but Spitfire rips in anything up to double OH.




Okay and what sizes?



WP 8 10 Smik 8 6

hilly
WA, 4353 posts
Monday , 17 Dec 2018 6:34AM
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Black Sheep said..


scott mckerc said..


Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher




It's actually evolved quite a bit from then. '
Sure there are similarities, as there are between spitfire version 1 and 2
But V2 is markedly superior shape.
As always it's the smallest increments that can make the biggest differences.




Is the blue / yellow V1, and the orange / blue V2?



Yep

Black Sheep
19 posts
Today , 18 Dec 2018 6:12AM
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Hilly
okay good to hear. I have a wp 8.10 and find him a bit slow, but is well stable and start pretty quickly. May I ask how heavy you are, and what more can you tell about the Smik 8.6 he differs a lot with a 8.8?

SupChickadee
VIC, 69 posts
Today , 18 Dec 2018 2:55PM
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hilly said..

Black Sheep said..




hilly said..



Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher





Ridden both and they are chalk and cheese. WP was a pig in anything over shoulder high but Spitfire rips in anything up to double OH.





Okay and what sizes?




WP 8 10 Smik 8 6


Hilly are you saying the WP 8'10 is the equivalent in performance and stability as the Smik 8'6, except Smik is more refined performance? (sorry if obvious to everyone else.....)

hilly
WA, 4353 posts
1 hour ago , 18 Dec 2018 8:38PM
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SupChickadee said..

hilly said..


Black Sheep said..






hilly said..




Black Sheep said..
The Smik Spitfire is very similar to the Starboard Wide Point, which of course goes by Scott McKercher






Ridden both and they are chalk and cheese. WP was a pig in anything over shoulder high but Spitfire rips in anything up to double OH.






Okay and what sizes?





WP 8 10 Smik 8 6



Hilly are you saying the WP 8'10 is the equivalent in performance and stability as the Smik 8'6, except Smik is more refined performance? (sorry if obvious to everyone else.....)


No totally different beasts. Please demo do not just take my word for it. Everyone has opinions. I find the Smik 8 6 at 105 kg pretty easy to paddle and great to surf up to 2 x OH. The 8 10 WP was ridiculously easy to paddle but hard to turn at speed due to thick rails. Gets down to what you want out of a sup. I prefer surfability over stability when paddling, you can always sit down out the back.



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