Swing Spitfire 3 Review – Our opinion
The new Spitfire has more roll and is more reactive to all inputs; toggles, weightshift and backrisers. Yes you can fly it nicely on the backrisers without vibrations. It feels like something between a Mirage 2 RS and a Spitfire 2+. It can glide a little better than the older version. It creates more lift when hitting the brakes and can be slowed down a lot before landing.
For riding it needs an active pilot. If lines go slack, it’s much less forgiving than the old one. It collapses quicker when lines go slack. It’s easy to feel it coming and avoid it for an experienced pilot, but might be surprising for a beginner. If only lines go slack, collapses are not too bad and you can recover it most of the times. However if you let if overshoot, the whole wing comes down like a knife, you might even duck your head down out of reflex. The wing then opens behind you violently with a bing bang. Sometimes symmetric, sometimes not and that’s when you screw up and you are likely to have the wing upside down eating snow. It comes with a limiter stitching on the trimmer-band, so you can’t open trims completely by default.
On launch the Spitfire 3 is more shooty and less forgiving than the Spit 2 was. Especially kiting in strong wind it’s more demanding due to the shooting.
It’s sure more fun to fly and easier to barrel roll than the Spitfire 2+ was. Even with the bigger sizes it’s effortless to pull barrel rolls.
The flying has improved; more glide, more roll, more reactive. The price is that it’s less forgiving for riding.
- More reactive
- More roll
- More glide
- Better flare, creates more lift
- slows down better for landing
Good to know
- sensitiv to slack lines while riding
- can produces big violent collapses after overshooting
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