So...I had a 5'10 Futura for a while and thought it was the best thing going but i for some reason i was missing out when it was smaller or slower. Over the past 4 months i tried an El Fuego then a Dominator then a Spitfire, then bang...all i can say is after six weeks of using it, the Spitfire is the most versatile board I've ever ridden and i'm glad i kept going to find the right FW model for my needs.
I didn't mess with the 4 fin set up and went straight for FG5's as a thruster. It took a while too get used to (being so short at 5'6) and i'm still tweaking my style with it yet, but with various surfs from waist to head high i decided this was going to be my 'one trick pony' board and have sold everything else. It's fast, turns well and catches nearly everything. I'm currently in a lot of rubber due to the cold UK at the mo so can't wait to get into a thinner suit and get this thing going a bit more.
I rarely get to surf overhead waves due to my location so i don't have the need for a step-up, but this is a great model and hasn't let me down yet, will be interesting to see what it goes like in some bigger Atlantic grunt.
If anyone has found the perfect fin for this board yet let me know but i imagine a PC5, FG5 or K2.1 is about it.
Thanks FW team.