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Smik or jp pro

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Created by Rooster62 A week ago, 2 Dec 2018
Rooster62
1 posts
2 Dec 2018 2:38PM
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Hi. Been looking at the Smik spitfire 8'6" and the JP surf wide body 8'2".
I know different lengths but like the specs of both .
Any feedback on either ?
Getting myself confused.
Thanks

Eski
WA, 28 posts
2 Dec 2018 7:54PM
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G'day Rooter
Smik are doing an 8'3 x 31 hipster size also...
Cheers
Eski

hilly
WA, 4341 posts
2 Dec 2018 8:57PM
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Rooster62 said..
Hi. Been looking at the Smik spitfire 8'6" and the JP surf wide body 8'2".
I know different lengths but like the specs of both .
Any feedback on either ?
Getting myself confused.
Thanks


www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/Review/Smik-Spitfire-custom-8-6-x-30?page=1



Slab
872 posts
2 Dec 2018 8:58PM
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I have a 8,8 widebody....it's a fun user friendly board that turns easy on a wave.

Seajuice
NSW, 254 posts
3 Dec 2018 2:15AM
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If I was after a board with higher performance I would pick the Smik due to its pulled in tail which to me means you can keep your back foot planted at centre without having to move it from rail to rail to initiate a hard turn. & the rocker looks a little more than the JP which helps on the steeper drops. And the slimmer width may help for down the line speed.
I have the JP wide body 8ft 2inch. I use it & love it for its stability due to its wider width & flatter deck. Great for those areas where you get messy chop that bounces back from the rocks & breakwalls. Very comfortable board to stand on.
So it all depends what your main use would be.

ninjatuna
27 posts
3 Dec 2018 6:52AM
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By both, EZPZ

I am a boardwhore. I have a custom based off the JP widebody and love it. I am also now trying to get a Smik hipster.

windsurftom
NSW, 234 posts
3 Dec 2018 9:19PM
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Are smik made in cobra

cbigsup
254 posts
3 Dec 2018 9:55PM
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Nope. Ask Scotty for details.

cbigsup
254 posts
3 Dec 2018 10:02PM
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Rooster62 said..
Hi. Been looking at the Smik spitfire 8'6" and the JP surf wide body 8'2".
I know different lengths but like the specs of both .
Any feedback on either ?
Getting myself confused.
Thanks


Different boards.

The SMIK hipster twin would have an outline similar to the JP, but would perform differently since it is a twinnie.

The SMIK spitfire is narrower, has more rocker, and is more in the JP Pro family from a design standpoint.

Gboots
NSW, 567 posts
4 Dec 2018 9:18AM
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Worth watching . Reckon it's a solid all round performer

cbigsup
254 posts
4 Dec 2018 8:24AM
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There is a great vid out there that Piros did for surf FX comparing five performance boards including the JP, SMIK, Fanatic.

Hopefully, a sharp lad from down under can copy the link.

Internet numbskull! WTF! Hehe!

windsurftom
NSW, 234 posts
4 Dec 2018 10:36PM
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cbigsup said..
Nope. Ask Scotty for details.


Had a look they are made in a Chinese factory with Severne windsurf boards

scott mckerc
WA, 187 posts
5 Dec 2018 7:35AM
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windsurftom said..

cbigsup said..
Nope. Ask Scotty for details.



Had a look they are made in a Chinese factory with Severne windsurf boards


Het tom
No not the case
you're almost right. We stared there, Severne moved to there. And now there's been some technology movement which is another story unto itself.
This was the initial factory we started working with but moved to another independent factory in thailand.
Separate to Cobra.

webbo100
NSW, 58 posts
5 Dec 2018 2:21PM
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Gotta love the Smik.


Piros
QLD, 5280 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 1:20PM
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cbigsup said..
There is a great vid out there that Piros did for surf FX comparing five performance boards including the JP, SMIK, Fanatic.

Hopefully, a sharp lad from down under can copy the link.

Internet numbskull! WTF! Hehe!


Bit old now but here is the video

SUPbru
361 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 12:44PM
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Pre-foiling days Rob?

Piros
QLD, 5280 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 6:56PM
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SUPbru said..
Pre-foiling days Rob?


Hahaha that made me laugh

cbigsup
254 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 9:26PM
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Piros said..

SUPbru said..
Pre-foiling days Rob?



Hahaha that made me laugh


Thanks. Heck I remember the JP Downwinder. I still have V6 fins I bought for my Slate. Five of 'em!

Slab
872 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 9:28PM
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Wish all reviews were like that....actually saying their preference



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