2016 Smik Spitfire - performance, speed, tight turns and smooth lines for the aggressive SUP rider
The Flagship surf range, full on surf use, again built in full, state of the art carbon sandwich. This is for the dedicated wave head, and has drive like a shortboard - so much speed.
The Spitfire’s 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.
Tested in the Beaches and reef breaks of Margaret river as well as North West of WA, they're capable of dealing with any wave of consequence, whilst also ripping in the small stuff.
The spitfire line all carry the same characteristics, from the shortest high performance boards, into the larger user friendly sizes. Rocker rail and fin configurations adjusted to different lengths and widths to cater to different size riders.
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8'2" x 27.25- (101 L) Thickness - 9.8cm, 65-85kg
8'3" x 29.5- (111 L) Thickness - 9.6cm, 75-90kg
8'8" x 31.5- (132 L) Thickness - 10.4cm, 85-105kg
9'5" x 32- (155 L) Thickness - 10.9cm, 90-115kg
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Carbon PVC Sandwich
Premium IQC Compression Carbon / PVC sandwich is at the cutting edge of modern construction strength to weight ratios. Found in all Longboards & Spitfires this construction boasts unsurpassed levels of mold accuracy which is so critical in high performance designs. Aside light weight and torsional strength they are also heavily reinforced in impact and stress areas, finished with high impact anti chip paint.
No matter whether they are deep in the pit of the biggest bomb of the day or sat on the shore line rocks, they are built up to the highest standard possible.
Smik stand up paddle is the result of over 25 years experience of Scott McKercher's involvement within the windsurf and Stand Up Paddle industry. (Professional windsurfer for 16 years. 2004 world wavesailing champion)
Arguably the first person to bring a SUP into Australia, he was an integral part of developing (design and testing) one of the worlds first production board ranges, which grew to be the worlds largest. (Starboard)
Travelling to all corners of the globe, developing and promoting such a diverse range of boards in a global range of conditions, has culminated to provide the knowledge and experience to develop SMIK shapes.
When Scott visited an old friend from the Canary Islands (Paulo Ianetti) founder of IQC (Innovative quality composites) he saw a factory who's processes (Compression molding) can accurately reproduce the original designs. This gave the confidence energy and drive to move out on his own. To produce boards of a superior design and construction to anything else on the market. Something that was Smik.
Ultimately good boards make surfing easier and more enjoyable, which makes you froth to surf more. Having tested countless boards, it's the special ones you that make you want to stay out there....