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Getting better at bigger - Smik 10' Hipster Twin Longboard

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Created by Brenno > 9 months ago, 24 Aug 2018
ChrisP3
51 posts
14 Sep 2019 9:45PM
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Delivered yesterday, looks awesome! Just need some waves now.

















rgmacca
96 posts
15 Sep 2019 3:38AM
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Looks really nice.
Is Mike Birt uk importer?
What did you go for in the end?
Looking forward to seeing how it goes, I ride a fanatic stylemaster 10'.
Fancy giving this one a go though.

ChrisP3
51 posts
15 Sep 2019 4:18AM
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rgmacca said..
Looks really nice.
Is Mike Birt uk importer?
What did you go for in the end?
Looking forward to seeing how it goes, I ride a fanatic stylemaster 10'.
Fancy giving this one a go though.


Yes Mike is the importer. It's the 9'2 x 29 Hipster Longboard. Can't wait to see how it goes.

Mark Horn
WA, 22 posts
23 Sep 2019 5:29PM
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ChrisP3 said..
Delivered yesterday, looks awesome! Just need some waves now.


















So Chris, has the maiden voyage been had, the first wave caught?

Mark Horn
WA, 22 posts
23 Sep 2019 5:33PM
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DHUSOUTH said..

Brenno said..


ChrisP3 said..
Bit of a dilemma - doesn't look like there will be any Smik shipments coming into the UK anytime soon but the distributor has a 9'2 x 29. Really wanted the 28'' wide ideally.

So my question is - how much less turning ability / edge to edge performance will the extra inch involve? and would I regret not waiting? Current board is also 29'' wide but 140L. I see the difference in volume between the 28'' and 29'' Hipster is just 4L.

Confused.




The 29" will still rip, and will be stable enough in crap conditions.

I have a 10 x 29 x 130L, and a 9 x 28 x 125ishL. Both customs.

The 10 x 29 now feels like a supertanker, and my gut feel is it's the combo of the extra foot in length AND the extra inch in width. It's a lot more surface area and a lot more out the front to turn. A little more volume makes it slightly more tippy side to side too, which I never noticed before.

Having said that, it still gets up and dances on a decent wave, and there's something about the size that makes it less daunting to throw it over a decent drop. Like a fricken freight train!

I've never been more settled on a board than my 9' x 28" hipster twin longboard, and I'm stoked that I took the plunge.



I have a 9.0 x 29 which I absolutely love
Just ordered a 8.7 x 28 x 113 lt to try as a not so long board shape
Im approx. 5.10 x 80kg


DS, just wondering how you went with the not-so-longboard. I'm interested in how you got on with the 8'7"x28" board you ordered

cbigsup
413 posts
23 Sep 2019 10:32PM
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My 9'2" Hipster MiniMal is awesome.

You will love yours..

Hurricane Humberto just paid us a visit.

Works a treat in the bigger stuff as well!

DHUSOUTH
WA, 108 posts
24 Sep 2019 9:41AM
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Mark Horn said..

ChrisP3 said..
Delivered yesterday, looks awesome! Just need some waves now.


















So Chris, has the maiden voyage been had, the first wave caught?


Hi Mark

I have only had a couple of surfs on it but really enjoyed it
Very stable and surfs well
For me its still has the longboard feel , maybe a mini mal type

ChrisP3
51 posts
18 Oct 2019 7:47PM
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Finally got out on it but in some pretty crappy waves - waist high at best and closing out most of the time. I did get a feel for the board though and think it's close to the ideal volume for me with the deck just above water. It felt really stable despite being 16l less the my Nut, it also seemed to catch just as well. In the couple of waves that didn't close out, I got a small taste how mow much more reactive it is than my old board and even in those conditions managed possibly the most satisfying re entry I've ever had on a SUP.

I'll let you know how it goes in some better waves (hopefully soon!).

Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
5 Feb 2020 6:48AM
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ChrisP3 said..
Finally got out on it but in some pretty crappy waves - waist high at best and closing out most of the time. I did get a feel for the board though and think it's close to the ideal volume for me with the deck just above water. It felt really stable despite being 16l less the my Nut, it also seemed to catch just as well. In the couple of waves that didn't close out, I got a small taste how mow much more reactive it is than my old board and even in those conditions managed possibly the most satisfying re entry I've ever had on a SUP.

I'll let you know how it goes in some better waves (hopefully soon!).


So have you found some serious waves yet

rgmacca
96 posts
7 Feb 2020 7:02AM
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I love mine, it feels very loose for a long board style. And pretty durable as I dropped it putting it back in van, just a scratch no damage. I have a style master 10' which is pure long board, prefer the Hipster for it's alive feel.

Hawaiiheke
309 posts
9 Feb 2020 12:28PM
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Club joined! Can't wait to hit a wave top with the paddle buried and the back foot firmly stomped on the rail!!!


ChrisP3
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28 Apr 2020 11:14PM
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Bighugg said..

ChrisP3 said..
Finally got out on it but in some pretty crappy waves - waist high at best and closing out most of the time. I did get a feel for the board though and think it's close to the ideal volume for me with the deck just above water. It felt really stable despite being 16l less the my Nut, it also seemed to catch just as well. In the couple of waves that didn't close out, I got a small taste how mow much more reactive it is than my old board and even in those conditions managed possibly the most satisfying re entry I've ever had on a SUP.

I'll let you know how it goes in some better waves (hopefully soon!).



So have you found some serious waves yet


I have and it absolutely flies, feels a lot smaller than it is and I can throw it around so much easier than the nut.
Really struggling with withdrawals at the moment, hopefully not too much longer before we can get on the water again.

anchorpoint
103 posts
29 Apr 2020 3:43AM
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What a beauty! had the choice between the smik hipster longboard twin 10 and the normal hipster 8 , took the small one, i have already two10 lonboard and even if i was dying to get it i believe having two 10 already coudnt justify another one even if twin so different feeling etc...maybe one day...but very happy with the smik hipster 8, different feeling etc...

willow75
22 posts
22 May 2020 4:53PM
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Anyone around 100kg that has tried the 9'2 & the 10'? I am trying to figure out if I can find a size that I can happily use on smaller days (I'm around 60kg, and usually use a Smik Twin 7'8") that my partner (around 100kg) can use as well? Obviously left to my own devices I would just go for the 9'2x28" 120L - but not sure he would be so happy with it!

Nugdam
QLD, 438 posts
22 May 2020 8:58PM
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willow75 said..
Anyone around 100kg that has tried the 9'2 & the 10'? I am trying to figure out if I can find a size that I can happily use on smaller days (I'm around 60kg, and usually use a Smik Twin 7'8") that my partner (around 100kg) can use as well? Obviously left to my own devices I would just go for the 9'2x28" 120L - but not sure he would be so happy with it!



I'm 95kg and ride the 10x29 and a 9'2 x 29. They are super stable for there size.

I would take the 9'2 out in anything and stability was fine.

Brenno
QLD, 745 posts
23 May 2020 10:07AM
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willow75 said..
Anyone around 100kg that has tried the 9'2 & the 10'? I am trying to figure out if I can find a size that I can happily use on smaller days (I'm around 60kg, and usually use a Smik Twin 7'8") that my partner (around 100kg) can use as well? Obviously left to my own devices I would just go for the 9'2x28" 120L - but not sure he would be so happy with it!



I'm with Nugdam.
I'm 100kg on a light day, and have surfed my 9' x 28" flat out since I picked it up around Easter last year. I was absolutely flying on some big greenies earlier this week. Such a good board.
My 10' x 29" doesn't get surfed as much as it used to. Having said that my young fella loves it, and when ever we go out together that is his board of choice. Loves the ease of getting it on to waves, the glide, the huge stable platform for doing tricks, and stepping back on the tail and flinging the swing weight around. He's 50kg wringing wet.
The first time I saw him hang ten on it made me think of an olympic diver hanging wayyyy out on the end of a diving board. Lol.



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