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  • New Spitfire!

    Have wanted a spitfire for so long and I finally got one! Yes! 5'10" RF with Futures. I did not want RF and I did not want futures, oh well I will make it work. I know I already have a Dominator but wanted a Spitfire.

    I am now in the Spit club.

    Brent

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    Welcome buddy, you're gonna have heaps of fun on hat one!!!!. FUTURES is the way to go, I think it was destiny jejejeje!!!!. Get yourself the SOLUS thruster set!!!!! rasta quads!

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    • #3
      all this talk of futures the way to go - makes me feel left out . Got FCS - still searching for the magic fin setup - any advice re FCS on a spitty ?

      thanks

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      • #4
        I like the K2.1 and K3 sets in the Spitfire. Also the Soar DL template.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hwork50 View Post
          ... I did not want RF and I did not want futures, ...
          Brent
          But you bought it anyway, you sound like a salesman's dream Brent...you saw it and just couldn't wait, huh? :-)

          Great board for mushier waves, and you should notice faster turns than the dom...I had a dom first (and still do) but after the hellfire I wanted the spit because I knew that tail would give some extra bite and turn faster/harder than the dom.


          Originally posted by Ben8256 View Post
          all this talk of futures the way to go - makes me feel left out . Got FCS - still searching for the magic fin setup - any advice re FCS on a spitty ?

          thanks
          Not me! I will stay in the FCS camp forever (I just hope I can surf that long!). Far more interchange and now with the new fusion plugs just as much strength as the futures box without the chance of fins falling out.

          I use the Rusty R2 quad set with a hand shaped stabiliser but I'm 6'0 and 90kg so I need a larger fin. For me this setup works great...quad speed with thruster pivoting capability...
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          • #6
            Yeah, I got a couple of future fin set-ups for my Hellfire so I figured I would give it a go. In Cali these boards do not go for sale that often and this was pretty much brand new for 300-. I figured I could trade for something bigger or with FCS so it was not a bad purchase.

            Just curious

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            • #7
              Yeah same in Oz, 2nd hand ones don't come up that often. I looked around for one for a while but they were rare and always not what I wanted, so ended up buying a new one.

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              • #8
                going shorter on the spit

                I picked up a 6'4 but at the time I was a beginner and I have made a lot of improvement. I am ready for a shorter board. I am 6'2 175-180 lbs. Now that I am more confident in my abilities I wanted to go shorter. Not sure but I was thinking of trying a 6.0, is this too small for my size in the spitfire?

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                • #9
                  6'0" or even 5'10" is a good pick. 6'0 if you want to play it a little safe and have easy of use on smallest days, 510 if you want to go as small as possible to maximise performance.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah 6'0" will be my call

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                    • #11
                      Ben8256, for FCS check out the SA-1 or SA-2 thruster and quad sets. I heard TC Aqualine is good too.

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                      • #12
                        hwork50, welcome to the Spitfire club!! I'm currently running medium EA techflex and I love it. super fast and loose...holds speed on bottom turns, cutbacks, and snaps!

                        ALOHA!!

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                        • #13
                          Got some Stretch fins RTM off of ebay that I am going to try. I heard they go really amazing in the Spitfire, if they are too loose I got some Rusty fins I can try. Looking for a little more snapiness out of my turns so hopefully I can have some fun. This board is Rapidfire, which does not bother me, I have an FST ELF so it will be good to mix it up.
                          Last edited by hwork50; 11-14-2012, 09:22 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Surfed my spitty for 3+ hours yesterday. It was perfect for the conditions; full and weak 2-3'. I was sitting out past a couple of longboarders and picking up the sets. It was one of those days where the extra volume made all the difference, so many just weren't getting onto the waves. I made a pig of myself! I had the JK in the car but never got it out. Surfed the JK today (Monday) and was similar but far less guys and I have to say while it went fine for the weekend crowd the extra volume in the spit really helps keep the wave count up - so long as it doesn't start to barrel on take off.

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                            • #15
                              Slowman, sounds like you had a blast yesterday. I tried to surf my new Alternator last night. It was windy, cold and choppy some of my favorite conditions.

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