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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2019, 05:28:24 PM »
How does it compare to the New Deal ?
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 05:58:38 PM »
Too early to have a comprehensive analysis as I have only ridden in one foot onshore chop.

Quicker rail to rail 30.5 vs 31; slightly more stable wider tail vs elliptical rounded pin.

More stable up on the nose.

So far it is a performance shorter longboard that also noserides easily.

When I have ridden it in DOH hurricane surf
I will have more to say on Big Wave performance.

It is clearly NOT a dedicated Noserider, but the Hipster Twin concept is absolutely valid.
I was surprised how stable a twinny could be without a beeg center fin!

More later!
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 08:27:29 AM »
NICE

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2019, 11:43:40 AM »
A number of manufacturers are now making short longboards. Fanatic, Starboard, Infinity, Jimmy Lewis, Flight, and Hobie as well as SMIK.

They are much easier to turn, faster, and can still noseride.

Had it out in some real waves yesterday and what a great design the Hipster Twin Mini Mal is.

Lots of info over on the breeze as well.
I knew it would be fast and loose because of the bottom contours, but to have a twinnie with
trailer hold in the critical section while on the schnozz was BIG fun!

I believe Scotty is clearly on to something!

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2019, 06:39:26 AM »
Congrats Cleveland!  Looking good! ;D

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2019, 08:50:04 AM »
Good to hear it worked like you expected in bigger waves

I will leave a report once I get mine out

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2019, 09:25:21 AM »
So she's fast and loose? Be careful Biggy. If she has enough class to be nose ridden, you might be able to tame her wild side. New board stoke.. the best.

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2019, 10:04:25 AM »
Holy Cow Batman!
 
I just went to the SMIK website. I saw a picture of a familiar olde fahrte holding the Orange Ghost.

Heavens to Murgatroid!
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2019, 10:38:33 AM »
Had to look that up, so many cartoons so short my memory...


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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2019, 11:05:24 AM »
I remember Snaglepuss.  Another catch phrase of his was "Exit....stage left" and he ended sentences with the word "even" a lot.   8)
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2019, 11:25:09 AM »
New board...even...

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2019, 04:18:20 PM »
Well, it is spring here in New England. As unrepentant finaholic I have been experimenting with fins all winter. Lots of chat
Over on the breeze including advice from Scotty.

Stock fins too small. Tried Al Merricks with a bigger trailer. Too small and didn't work well on the schnozz.

Bought some shapers, but they were a little mushy. Cork. And the larger trailer not so much.

And then Shapers came out with glass Ashey Pacers 5.79 with a small trailer.

Nirvana! And Baby Huey delivered waves in Newport to test. No boots, no gloves, a two ml
Hurley (awesome suit on sale).

The issues that Scotty discussed were solved. Smaller trailer definitely better. HUGE twinnies better ( when you are noseriding) in combination with the small trailer, it is possible to get back to the tail and carve like a short board.

End of rant! I even have a pic if resizer works..
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2019, 05:07:25 PM »
Hey Big....Is the cost and exhange prohibitive to get these boards to the US?  It doesnt seem like they have a US distributor

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2019, 05:41:10 PM »
Not an instant gratification deal. Aussie dollar discount. Scott gets them to you, by hook or by crook.

First one hand carried to Logan at 3am. Second sent from Hawaii United Air Cargo.

Check his current prices in Aussie Dollars. I think they are still around 2300.

Talk to Ninja Tuna here on zone about his experience. I think it went well!!🤣🌊🌈🌠
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SMIK 8'8" Short Mac Freo Rainbow Bridge
Infinity 8'5" RNB
SMIK 8'4" Hipster Twin
King's 8'2" Accelerator SharkBoy

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2019, 07:47:26 AM »
Yeah, I was able to get a hipster twin. Love it.