Initial reviews of the Spitfire 2 by US pilots indicate that it is NOT as suitable of a foot launch wing as the Fazer 2. Swing also emphasizes this characteristic in their product description.
The SPITFIRE has established itself over recent years as the benchmark in speed riding and this glider is an icon in its category. Our development team has been working intensively with the Swing speed flying team on the evolution of the Spitfire1 and has optimized this wing still further.
The result is yet another milestone, the Spitfire2. This is a further commitment to the speed riding community and caters even better for pilot needs.
The Spitfire2 is a true speed rider. It feels completely at home on the snow-covered slopes in mountain regions with its direct and uncompromising handling. The shortened lines and the lightweight construction using the hard-wearing and waterproof-coated 20 dtex fabric transform the pilot and glider into one, allowing complete focus on finding the best line. Once again we have been able to use the control lines and extended trim travel to increase the glide angle window considerably. The result is a new and previously unmatched dive, with almost the same glide as the Mirage. The new Swing Design 2015, 3D seams and a reworked riser with extended trim travel by opening the stitching round off the new Spitfire2 and make it unique in its class.
A couple of my buddies got these right when they came out. Now I’m glad I didn’t. They’re not impressed. They say it always feels so different on landing. Sometimes it shuts down nice and other times they said it does not seem to slow down for a good landing.
They say it is fairly easy to foot launch but when the conditions aren’t great it’s real sketchy.
Seems only meant for skis.