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When you are addicted to the twin.

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Created by Nugdam 2 months ago, 5 Mar 2020
Nugdam
QLD, 437 posts
5 Mar 2020 8:55PM
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I own a 10,9'2 and now this sucker! I was most currently riding a 9x29 hipster twin. Which I friggin love, it really helped me learn top and bottom turns. So naturally I wanted to bring it out more in my surfing on bigger days. I asked Scott to knock me up a 8'5 x 30 120L twin fin as a performance based step down while still retaining some length.

It is a bloody weapon and I would highly recommend anyone to try one out. They are such an easy yet fun board to ride. I need to test it out with my C drive twin set asap











Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
5 Mar 2020 10:17PM
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Choice. Loving the Blue.
Twins are addictive

6Triple3
WA, 13 posts
5 Mar 2020 9:42PM
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Looks awesome would love to give one a crack.

cbigsup
413 posts
6 Mar 2020 1:09AM
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Nugdam said..
I own a 10,9'2 and now this sucker! I was most currently riding a 9x29 hipster twin. Which I friggin love, it really helped me learn top and bottom turns. So naturally I wanted to bring it out more in my surfing on bigger days. I asked Scott to knock me up a 8'5 x 30 120L twin fin as a performance based step down while still retaining some length.

It is a bloody weapon and I would highly recommend anyone to try one out. They are such an easy yet fun board to ride. I need to test it out with my C drive twin set asap













Brothers from the House of SMIK!

8'4" x 30.75" x 122 liters. Works from tiny to head and a half.

Like the blue in yours Nugdam!

LBax
WA, 15 posts
6 Mar 2020 5:52AM
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They sure are pretty boards.





benjl
380 posts
6 Mar 2020 6:15AM
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Whoa these boards are epic!

Nugdam
QLD, 437 posts
6 Mar 2020 8:46AM
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LBax said..
They sure are pretty boards.






I saw that on Instagram.. what are the specs on it?

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1923 posts
6 Mar 2020 7:52PM
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What do you like about them (apart from their very cool looks)? What sets them apart? I have zero experience with twin-fins or boards with that tail shape.

Feps
NSW, 101 posts
7 Mar 2020 8:21AM
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cantSUPenough said..
What do you like about them (apart from their very cool looks)? What sets them apart? I have zero experience with twin-fins or boards with that tail shape.


I have been riding the hipster 8'3" 123L for a couple of months. Previously surfing an 8'9" thruster set-up and back foot heavy, it took me 3 surfs to begin to understand the new feel. Someone mentioned to me that you 'guide' the twinnie, which was a game changer. Super easy to pop the fins on top turns and to pull floaters. The hipster just seems to recover from situations where I would normally get caught up or stall, and feels like it wants to be surfed more vertical to me. Engaging the rail sends you into a fast drive or swift change in direction unlike any of my previous boards. I have just got hold of cdrive twinnies + stabiliser and looking forward to trying them out. Love the original fins though.

cbigsup
413 posts
7 Mar 2020 7:35AM
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I learned not to put my back foot past the leading edge of the fins. But the acceleration coming out of turns is unmatched.

Have been able to take off a little later and make sections that I wouldn't have on another board.

Unfortunately for me the only time I break my fins loose is when I have taken serious gas and am gonna go for a swim!

Another characteristic is the love of the old skuhle high line and be able to go really fast..

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1923 posts
7 Mar 2020 12:43PM
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Thanks guys.

From what I have read elsewhere they seem to be pretty stable for their size, plus light, tough, and fast.

Can I ask what you have ridden before in comparison? And would you tell me your weight and the board size you are now riding? (I am 100 kg)

I have ridden Acids and Placid - I would love to know how it compares to the Placid.

slugga
VIC, 170 posts
7 Mar 2020 8:34PM
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cantSUPenough said..
Thanks guys.

From what I have read elsewhere they seem to be pretty stable for their size, plus light, tough, and fast.

Can I ask what you have ridden before in comparison? And would you tell me your weight and the board size you are now riding? (I am 100 kg)

I have ridden Acids and Placid - I would love to know how it compares to the Placid.


I'm 5'10 100kgs And ride the stock 7'10 no worries .

peguin
WA, 228 posts
7 Mar 2020 5:38PM
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2yrs riding the 7'10 twinny and no plans to replace as still perfect for WA and me. Only very minor transit dings and I'm not traditionally gentle on boards. 1 board does it all for me.

Nugdam
QLD, 437 posts
8 Mar 2020 9:24PM
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Had it out in some really full but decent size surf today, the hipster is so easy to get onto waves and I've discovered how easy it is to slide the fins out on the top turn. I never had that feeling on my longboard. Love the twins for there drivey snappy turns. Love that feeling.

The balance is no issues at all being 8'5 x 30 such a natural progression to step down to.

Gboots
NSW, 914 posts
9 Mar 2020 9:09AM
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Madgun what is weight to volume ratio ?

Nugdam
QLD, 437 posts
9 Mar 2020 11:15AM
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Gboots said..
Madgun what is weight to volume ratio ?


I sit around 95-98kg most of the time the boards 120l and weighs a touch over 7kg.

Nugdam
QLD, 437 posts
9 Mar 2020 11:15AM
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Gboots said..
Madgun what is weight to volume ratio ?


I sit around 95-98kg most of the time the boards 120l and weighs a touch over 7kg.

Gboots
NSW, 914 posts
9 Mar 2020 1:33PM
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That's 1.2 and you find stable . Sounds good.

I have an 83L flow which is at about 1.38 (60kg) but I do find it unstable out the back . Was thinking of the smallest SMIK (7'8 by 28) which is similar length to flow but with more inbuilt stability . At 7'8 I should be able to get my foot back to the kicker ok . It sounds like the Hipster turns quite well

Nugdam
QLD, 437 posts
9 Mar 2020 3:51PM
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Gboots said..
That's 1.2 and you find stable . Sounds good.

I have an 83L flow which is at about 1.38 (60kg) but I do find it unstable out the back . Was thinking of the smallest SMIK (7'8 by 28) which is similar length to flow but with more inbuilt stability . At 7'8 I should be able to get my foot back to the kicker ok . It sounds like the Hipster turns quite well


I think his name is slugga on here. Similar weight to me maybe slightly more and swears by the 7'10 hipster said its super stable.

I reckon the 7'8 Would be a weapon.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1923 posts
10 Mar 2020 12:43AM
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One challenge with these discussions is you never know if a guy is a newbie and would struggle with a ratio of 1.5 or a young champion who would be OK with 0.95 (or whatever those guys with submersible SUPs ride).

Slugga is a very good surfer - I believe he still competes. It is a very good sign that he can ride a 7'10 board, and it says a lot about the design - but it also says a lot about slugga.

We need a rating system when people give advice. At one end of the scale is the newbie, and at the other end is the circus freak.

Hoppo3228
VIC, 388 posts
10 Mar 2020 12:54AM
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Nugdam said..

Gboots said..
That's 1.2 and you find stable . Sounds good.

I have an 83L flow which is at about 1.38 (60kg) but I do find it unstable out the back . Was thinking of the smallest SMIK (7'8 by 28) which is similar length to flow but with more inbuilt stability . At 7'8 I should be able to get my foot back to the kicker ok . It sounds like the Hipster turns quite well



I think his name is slugga on here. Similar weight to me maybe slightly more and swears by the 7'10 hipster said its super stable.

I reckon the 7'8 Would be a weapon.


Slugga also said he paddles out prone on the 7'10". Only to pop up when he's about to catch a wave...

Kami
1479 posts
10 Mar 2020 4:39AM
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Hoppo3228 said..

Nugdam said..


Gboots said..
That's 1.2 and you find stable . Sounds good.

I have an 83L flow which is at about 1.38 (60kg) but I do find it unstable out the back . Was thinking of the smallest SMIK (7'8 by 28) which is similar length to flow but with more inbuilt stability . At 7'8 I should be able to get my foot back to the kicker ok . It sounds like the Hipster turns quite well




I think his name is slugga on here. Similar weight to me maybe slightly more and swears by the 7'10 hipster said its super stable.

I reckon the 7'8 Would be a weapon.



Slugga also said he paddles out prone on the 7'10". Only to pop up when he's about to catch a wave...


Yes, the paddle is made for surfing also it's the third one on a SUP TWIN, kind of 3D fin and that is the real surfing innovation

goggo
NSW, 101 posts
10 Mar 2020 7:04PM
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I have 7'10 Hypster Transformer. Fine for wingding and sup foiling but at 95 Kg I can only sup surf it in smooth conditions. I find my 7'4" Hypernut easier to sup surf on which I can manage in bumping choppy stuff.



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