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Smik Hipster 8.0 / 8.3 comparison

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Created by colinm63 6 months ago, 25 Nov 2019
colinm63
SA, 57 posts
25 Nov 2019 8:14AM
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Interested in these models, just wondering if anybody has tried both boards and how much difference there is between the models considering the 2lt volume difference.

Nugdam
QLD, 440 posts
27 Nov 2019 4:44PM
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Would also love to know this! I am looking at the 8 footer.

scott mckerc
WA, 240 posts
30 Nov 2019 10:07AM
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Get fella's
Difference is actually 118l to 123L

Just that little bit of extra length / width volume meaning making life easy

cheeers
scotty

colinm63
SA, 57 posts
30 Nov 2019 1:41PM
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Thanks Scotty, must be a typo on on your website shows the 8.3 x 31 at 120lt.
Im trying to decide between the boards, have not demo this modle but riding a 8.3 spitfire which i love, when conditions are good & a 8.2 widepoint when bumpy, looking at replacing the widepoint with a hipster leaning towards the 8.0. I'm 94kg mid 50's
Cheers colin

scott mckerc
WA, 240 posts
30 Nov 2019 11:28PM
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colinm63 said..
Thanks Scotty, must be a typo on on your website shows the 8.3 x 31 at 120lt.
Im trying to decide between the boards, have not demo this modle but riding a 8.3 spitfire which i love, when conditions are good & a 8.2 widepoint when bumpy, looking at replacing the widepoint with a hipster leaning towards the 8.0. I'm 94kg mid 50's
Cheers colin


Thanks colinI better have a look at that. (typo)
I reckon by the sounds of things you have a bit of an act so the 8'0 should be fine.
If you're riding the 8'3 spitfire then no doubt the 8'0 be no worries
cheers
scotty

ghost4man
350 posts
1 Dec 2019 1:08PM
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That extra inche always makes a difference....

colinm63
SA, 57 posts
3 Dec 2019 9:08PM
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Thanks for that Scotty will look in to the V2 in the new year.

colinm63
SA, 57 posts
29 Jan 2020 8:40PM
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Well went conservative, picked up my 8'3 hipster today. Love it, more than happy. Very stable, & super responsive. Decided after an hour this board will replace my 8'2 widepoint & my 8'3 hipster only need one board and if i decided to go two would get the 8.0 hipster.
Bought from Shane O'Callahan Binks Marine Adelaide, great people to deal with.

Nugdam
QLD, 440 posts
30 Jan 2020 8:33AM
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Great to hear. I've got a 8'5 x 30 coming soon and hoping I can share the stoke

cbigsup
413 posts
31 Jan 2020 11:43PM
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Nugdam said..
Great to hear. I've got a 8'5 x 30 coming soon and hoping I can share the stoke


You will share the stoke mate! My 8 4 x 30.75 x 122 liters rocks in all conditions!



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