I still have a 6'6 Spitfire purchased back in March that has been put through the paces at a few North Shore and Town spots. It works best in the shoulder-high to 2' overhead range, but really hates late drops and windy conditions. Probably should have gone with the 6'8 since on the smaller waves it kind of putters along and would be better with more volume to get it going. Using bigger fins I can use the drive to get down the line on small stuff but then it's too stiff to turn and smaller fins I fall behind. Head high to 1' overhead the board comes alive as long as I don't bury the nose on takeoff, but looking for something more for winter.
Jacknife looks more like my style. Not a huge fan of the standard shorboard, and prefer something that does a lot of the work for me getting around the sections but I can still turn tight in critical sections and have enough rocker to not have to think about re-entry so much. Looking for something that works from head high into the double overhead+ range (4-8' Hawaiian) since I don't bother driving to the North Shore if it's smaller than that. The 7'0 Jacknife seems to be what the board formula calcluator is pointing me towards, or the 7'1 Hellrazor.
Wondering if the 7'2 Jacknife might be better for battling the current at Jocko's and Laniakea and may help getting in a little earlier. Pushing all that foam through a duckdive is probably a chore, but right now I'm waiting on the shoulder for the small/medium ones and getting caught by the sets since I don't trust the Spit on more than head and a half. Any thoughts?
thanks in advance!