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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...