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Smik spitfire 8.3

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Created by primevalmariner 4 months ago, 2 Jul 2018
primevalmariner
NSW, 8 posts
2 Jul 2018 9:02PM
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Looking at smik 8.3. Some good deals now on V1. Is there much benefit in going V2 for extra $600. Also coming down off a Jp surf 8.10 126lt this size seems a good performance upgrade for an 80kg intermediate? Any Spitfire users out there.

Scotchman72
QLD, 97 posts
2 Jul 2018 9:25PM
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primevalmariner said..
Looking at smik 8.3. Some good deals now on V1. Is there much benefit in going V2 for extra $600. Also coming down off a Jp surf 8.10 126lt this size seems a good performance upgrade for an 80kg intermediate? Any Spitfire users out there.


Looks like a great board hopefully theres someone out there with feedback for you

hilly
WA, 4305 posts
2 Jul 2018 8:38PM
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primevalmariner said..
Looking at smik 8.3. Some good deals now on V1. Is there much benefit in going V2 for extra $600. Also coming down off a Jp surf 8.10 126lt this size seems a good performance upgrade for an 80kg intermediate? Any Spitfire users out there.



PM Scotty for details on differences. Only used an 8 5 custom (v2 I think??) at 105kg and very impressed in up to head and a half.
V2 improvements here www.smiksup.com/spitfire-performance

TWs
SA, 96 posts
3 Jul 2018 6:42PM
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Got a V1 8'8" is the most stable board for size I've found, awesome surfer, easy to paddle! Highly recommend it. I'm 90kg the 8'3"would be fine for you.

slugga
VIC, 154 posts
5 Jul 2018 8:48PM
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I'm on A 8'3 spitfire and love it it's a super responsive easy to paddle board rips ..




primevalmariner
NSW, 8 posts
7 Jul 2018 6:01PM
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Thanks guys mind made up, and think I will hold out for the V2, I like the look a bit better and I tend to keep my boards for a fair while. (unless I destroy them ) so ill go for the latest refinements.
My 2015 JP 8.10 Surf Pro has been a brilliant board but after a full width crease last year (repaired stronger than new) and now more chips than paint it is ready for retirement. You definitely wont see it in Buy and Sell.

hilly
WA, 4305 posts
9 Jul 2018 3:40PM
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primevalmariner said..
Thanks guys mind made up, and think I will hold out for the V2, I like the look a bit better and I tend to keep my boards for a fair while. (unless I destroy them ) so ill go for the latest refinements.
My 2015 JP 8.10 Surf Pro has been a brilliant board but after a full width crease last year (repaired stronger than new) and now more chips than paint it is ready for retirement. You definitely wont see it in Buy and Sell.


Good call here is a custom that is very similar to the V2 in action:

TAA
SA, 695 posts
9 Jul 2018 5:58PM
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Foam head loves his Smik

chucktheskiffie
200 posts
9 Jul 2018 6:14PM
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Nice whale spout at 1.47 of that second vid.

anchorpoint
63 posts
18 Jul 2018 4:30AM
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Nice waves! How was the stability if i may ask? Rider weight?

hilly
WA, 4305 posts
18 Jul 2018 5:55AM
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anchorpoint said..
Nice waves! How was the stability if i may ask? Rider weight?

105kg rider board is 8 5 x 30 125ish litres. Stability is very good for a board that size.

TAA
SA, 695 posts
18 Jul 2018 2:59PM
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I'm riding a 8'3 x 29 at 112L
90kg
Board is very stable and it's my go to board every time

You want be disappointed if you buy a Smik

slugga
VIC, 154 posts
19 Jul 2018 7:18PM
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I'm 100kg and in a 8'3 wobbly when tired but all good



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