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Which Smik - Lord Style 10 x 30 or Hipster 10 x 29

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Created by kitemantim 2 months ago, 2 Jan 2019
kitemantim
95 posts
2 Jan 2019 8:22AM
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The boss has given me the OK to replace the Nalu 10 LE I have had for the last 3 years, either I replace like with like as it its the same board just different construction & colour, or I can get the Smik which are on special at about $600 cheaper than the Nalu replacement.

Any one ridden the two smik,s and can comment ?

I am a intermediate & 80kg, wrong side of 50, mainly ride a bar which works from 2ft to 6ft

Cheers

Tim

Hoppo3228
VIC, 283 posts
2 Jan 2019 6:37PM
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IMO Pretty simply:

If you like surfing on the tail with shortboard moves, go the Hipster, If you prefer a cruisy longboard style, but want a Smik.... go the Style Lord.

Another benefit of the Smik's is you can get them in 9ft versions...and at 80kg, a 9'2 x 28" Hipster longboard would be pretty sweet.

hilly
WA, 4510 posts
2 Jan 2019 6:10PM
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kitemantim said..
The boss has given me the OK to replace the Nalu 10 LE I have had for the last 3 years, either I replace like with like as it its the same board just different construction & colour, or I can get the Smik which are on special at about $600 cheaper than the Nalu replacement.

Any one ridden the two smik,s and can comment ?

I am a intermediate & 80kg, wrong side of 50, mainly ride a bar which works from 2ft to 6ft

Cheers

Tim


SMIK Stylelord 10 x 29 would be my pick if available.

Brenno
QLD, 656 posts
3 Jan 2019 4:31PM
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I haven't surfed the style lord, but I am loving my 10' x 29' hipster long board.
It works in mush, 1 foot rollers, and I went a bit mad mid morning on new year's eve, and started dropping it over the lip of some rare 6 footers breaking way out wide. The last wave I got was a cracker and really tested me. I got out and one old guy standing on the beach with his missus asked "Is that doing it for you out there?". It sure was, but I had tempted fate enough, and it was starting to get a bit messy, so decided it was beer o'clock.
I am 6'2" and shrinking, 100kg (plus some, after xmas), on the right side of fifty until the end of the year, and the board is more than stable enough for me. Surfs like a demon, turns really well for a 10 footer, and nose rides are great fun. Solid and light as well.
I was planning on a 9' x 28" from Scotty this year, but the more I surf this beasty, the more I ask myself do I really need it.....?
Of course I do

kitemantim
95 posts
4 Jan 2019 1:37PM
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Thanks for the comments, I have arranged a demo of a style lord this weekend, can't demo hipster but the thing I love about nalu is how you can throw it around on a wave which is more the hipster, hope the offshore winds we have die and the swell returns as per forecast.

slugga
VIC, 158 posts
11 Jan 2019 7:20PM
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Ok so I'm 3 weeks into a road trip up the easy coast and the smik 10 foot hipster and it has been my savior ?? the winds have been cross off most days so the 7'10 is too much hard work so the 10x 29 x 135 hipster has been epic it surfs so well easy to catch waves and turns like a way smaller board. I've been having a ball .. I would prob go 28 and 125 liters but still love this board I'm 5'11 and 97 kg

Bighugg
NT, 157 posts
11 Jan 2019 10:00PM
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Go the Smik Hipster Twin 10' . This 30.5 @ 145lt
Slugga, you're making me feel like I'm NEEDING to get one for OG in March. ENJOY the roady.

cbigsup
313 posts
21 Jan 2019 1:49AM
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Bighugg said..
Go the Smik Hipster Twin 10' . This 30.5 @ 145lt
Slugga, you're making me feel like I'm NEEDING to get one for OG in March. ENJOY the roady.


Looks awesome. Geezer froth activated. Scotty is making me a 9'2" x 30.5" x 125 liters Hipster Twin Mini Mal. Want it!

Nugdam
QLD, 238 posts
14 Feb 2019 3:02PM
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Just wondering which board you went with?

kitemantim
95 posts
15 Feb 2019 12:58PM
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In the end I went with 29 style lord, mainly due to the type of small wave at my local break, Still got to go and collect board from shop, which has been arranged for late next week.

billekrub
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16 Feb 2019 2:44AM
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Hoppo3228 said..
IMO Pretty simply:

If you like surfing on the tail with shortboard moves, go the Hipster, If you prefer a cruisy longboard style, but want a Smik.... go the Style Lord.

Another benefit of the Smik's is you can get them in 9ft versions...and at 80kg, a 9'2 x 28" Hipster longboard would be pretty sweet.


Curious to know if at 80 kg a 10' x 30.5" x 145 Litre Hipster longboard would be awful. To what extent would the larger size make the board less sweet? Better to just buy a BIC all around for half the price? Or, would much of the function remain?

Hoppo3228
VIC, 283 posts
16 Feb 2019 9:30AM
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billekrub said..

Hoppo3228 said..
IMO Pretty simply:

If you like surfing on the tail with shortboard moves, go the Hipster, If you prefer a cruisy longboard style, but want a Smik.... go the Style Lord.

Another benefit of the Smik's is you can get them in 9ft versions...and at 80kg, a 9'2 x 28" Hipster longboard would be pretty sweet.



Curious to know if at 80 kg a 10' x 30.5" x 145 Litre Hipster longboard would be awful. To what extent would the larger size make the board less sweet? Better to just buy a BIC all around for half the price? Or, would much of the function remain?


I still think it would be fine. One of my good friends is around 80kg, and his favourite board is a 10'6 Nalu at 160L (he owns much smaller boards also)

I don't think traditional longboard style surfing is critical to have the smallest board possible, however - if you want to rip snaps etc, smaller is better.

cbigsup
313 posts
26 Feb 2019 2:18AM
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Hoppo3228 said..

billekrub said..


Hoppo3228 said..
IMO Pretty simply:

If you like surfing on the tail with shortboard moves, go the Hipster, If you prefer a cruisy longboard style, but want a Smik.... go the Style Lord.

Another benefit of the Smik's is you can get them in 9ft versions...and at 80kg, a 9'2 x 28" Hipster longboard would be pretty sweet.




Curious to know if at 80 kg a 10' x 30.5" x 145 Litre Hipster longboard would be awful. To what extent would the larger size make the board less sweet? Better to just buy a BIC all around for half the price? Or, would much of the function remain?



I still think it would be fine. One of my good friends is around 80kg, and his favourite board is a 10'6 Nalu at 160L (he owns much smaller boards also)

I don't think traditional longboard style surfing is critical to have the smallest board possible, however - if you want to rip snaps etc, smaller is better.


My 9'2" Hipster Twin is spectacular!

Brenno
QLD, 656 posts
26 Feb 2019 5:51PM
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cbigsup said..

Hoppo3228 said..


billekrub said..



Hoppo3228 said..
IMO Pretty simply:

If you like surfing on the tail with shortboard moves, go the Hipster, If you prefer a cruisy longboard style, but want a Smik.... go the Style Lord.

Another benefit of the Smik's is you can get them in 9ft versions...and at 80kg, a 9'2 x 28" Hipster longboard would be pretty sweet.





Curious to know if at 80 kg a 10' x 30.5" x 145 Litre Hipster longboard would be awful. To what extent would the larger size make the board less sweet? Better to just buy a BIC all around for half the price? Or, would much of the function remain?




I still think it would be fine. One of my good friends is around 80kg, and his favourite board is a 10'6 Nalu at 160L (he owns much smaller boards also)

I don't think traditional longboard style surfing is critical to have the smallest board possible, however - if you want to rip snaps etc, smaller is better.



My 9'2" Hipster Twin is spectacular!


Enjoying the remnants of "Cyclone" Oma. We've had a ball over the last 6 days. Lovin' my Smik 10 footer, she's mint.


MangoDingo
NT, 218 posts
26 Feb 2019 9:02PM
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Great shots Brenno!
Yeeew!!!

cbigsup
313 posts
26 Feb 2019 8:41PM
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Ya Brudda! Noice!

Brenno
QLD, 656 posts
3 Mar 2019 8:48AM
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MangoDingo said..
Great shots Brenno!
Yeeew!!!


Cheers MD.
My eldest loves his photography and editing.
If only I could get him out of bed more often, there would be plenty more pics......



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