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Style Lord/ Bonza Longboard

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Created by Slab 1 month ago, 29 Nov 2021
Slab
938 posts
29 Nov 2021 2:25AM
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I would be interested to hear from someone who has surfed both these SMIK Longboards..what does the Bonza do better than the Style Lord and vice versa? Is one suited better for more powerful waves or both goes just as well? Thanks.

CaptainJimbo
152 posts
1 Dec 2021 7:58AM
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I'm interested too. Hope replies start coming soon!

Hoppo3228
VIC, 514 posts
1 Dec 2021 11:16AM
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I'm guessing nobody yet as the Bonza Longboard literally just came out...

You're probably best just to ask Scotty to compare the two.

I've surfed bonza's before and used lots of single fins...
Bonza's just have this acceleration through turns that nothing else gives. It's like it has no drag and just goes. Big walling points and quality reefs are where I would use a Bonza...

MickMc
VIC, 418 posts
1 Dec 2021 3:43PM
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Slab said..
I would be interested to hear from someone who has surfed both these SMIK Longboards..what does the Bonza do better than the Style Lord and vice versa? Is one suited better for more powerful waves or both goes just as well? Thanks.


You might want to throw the hipster twin longboard into that mix. Awesome board, my favourite of the three.

finsup
WA, 145 posts
3 Dec 2021 6:09AM
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MickMc said..

Slab said..
I would be interested to hear from someone who has surfed both these SMIK Longboards..what does the Bonza do better than the Style Lord and vice versa? Is one suited better for more powerful waves or both goes just as well? Thanks.



You might want to throw the hipster twin longboard into that mix. Awesome board, my favourite of the three.


So... how do the three compare?

MickMc
VIC, 418 posts
3 Dec 2021 5:16PM
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finsup said..

MickMc said..


Slab said..
I would be interested to hear from someone who has surfed both these SMIK Longboards..what does the Bonza do better than the Style Lord and vice versa? Is one suited better for more powerful waves or both goes just as well? Thanks.




You might want to throw the hipster twin longboard into that mix. Awesome board, my favourite of the three.



So... how do the three compare?


I've surfed a style lord longboard, a hipster longboard (8'8 custom) and also a Bonza regular. For me the hipster is looser, easier to turn and has a sort of frictionless feel to it. Just feels like zero drag through the fins. I'm a big fan of the smik boards and have been surfing Scott's boards for years (don't know him personally so this is purely based on my experience with his shaping) ... Starboard pocket rocket, nut, hypernuts and now smik. Currently have a latest model spitfire and the hipster longboard. Perfect combo for now but of course I'll want whatever else comes along so probably be selling something so I can try something else. Anyway, of the 3 smik longboards I reckon they'll all be similar off the nose, when you step back the hipster most maneuverable and fun ! It all comes down to personal preference of course and surfing style. The good thing is you can't really go wrong.

bomberdave
VIC, 325 posts
4 Dec 2021 4:21PM
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MickMc said..

finsup said..


MickMc said..



Slab said..
I would be interested to hear from someone who has surfed both these SMIK Longboards..what does the Bonza do better than the Style Lord and vice versa? Is one suited better for more powerful waves or both goes just as well? Thanks.





You might want to throw the hipster twin longboard into that mix. Awesome board, my favourite of the three.




So... how do the three compare?



I've surfed a style lord longboard, a hipster longboard (8'8 custom) and also a Bonza regular. For me the hipster is looser, easier to turn and has a sort of frictionless feel to it. Just feels like zero drag through the fins. I'm a big fan of the smik boards and have been surfing Scott's boards for years (don't know him personally so this is purely based on my experience with his shaping) ... Starboard pocket rocket, nut, hypernuts and now smik. Currently have a latest model spitfire and the hipster longboard. Perfect combo for now but of course I'll want whatever else comes along so probably be selling something so I can try something else. Anyway, of the 3 smik longboards I reckon they'll all be similar off the nose, when you step back the hipster most maneuverable and fun ! It all comes down to personal preference of course and surfing style. The good thing is you can't really go wrong.


Good info mick

scott mckerc
WA, 269 posts
15 Dec 2021 11:50AM
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So..
it is kinda odd to have three longboards in the range but they are purpose oriented
the bonza is more suited to more serious waves with the nose not being so wide with a bit more rocker. they really hold a line in power really well,with a
slick rail to rail transition when it gets bigger. having said that though, the bonza also produces a lot of squirt down the line when it's smaller.
but not as good a nose rider as the style lord. Wouldn't be as tight turning as the other two when it's marginal though. It's more about creating speed on a more drawn out ark.
The style lord in the latest version has had the nose pulled out a bit with more beveled chines around the nose concave.
it's by far the best nose rider.
and also the best board for steering midships when standing centrally with all the V there. No slouch when it comes to turning though with a more pivotal type centre fin turn. Best for the sloppy stuff of the three.

the hipster is a great all rounder but it's greatest asset is shorter arc acceleration through turns. But you gotta get back on the tail for this occur. Footwork is a little
More critical. Still a great nose rider but likes a bit of water movement to get up and go
sorry for confusing with choices :)

bomberdave
VIC, 325 posts
15 Dec 2021 3:02PM
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thanks for taking the time to give us the inside knowledge scotty

stehar
NSW, 481 posts
15 Dec 2021 10:01PM
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Perfect!

Slab
938 posts
19 Dec 2021 8:24PM
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scott mckerc said..
So..
it is kinda odd to have three longboards in the range but they are purpose oriented
the bonza is more suited to more serious waves with the nose not being so wide with a bit more rocker. they really hold a line in power really well,with a
slick rail to rail transition when it gets bigger. having said that though, the bonza also produces a lot of squirt down the line when it's smaller.
but not as good a nose rider as the style lord. Wouldn't be as tight turning as the other two when it's marginal though. It's more about creating speed on a more drawn out ark.
The style lord in the latest version has had the nose pulled out a bit with more beveled chines around the nose concave.
it's by far the best nose rider.
and also the best board for steering midships when standing centrally with all the V there. No slouch when it comes to turning though with a more pivotal type centre fin turn. Best for the sloppy stuff of the three.

the hipster is a great all rounder but it's greatest asset is shorter arc acceleration through turns. But you gotta get back on the tail for this occur. Footwork is a little
More critical. Still a great nose rider but likes a bit of water movement to get up and go
sorry for confusing with choices :)


Thanks.very useful to get that nailed.

Slab
938 posts
26 Dec 2021 12:34AM
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I could do with a 9,5 Style Lord



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