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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2019, 09:22:55 AM »
even though i no longer have a leg or a foot in this convo, i still go with what jimmy lewis once told me, that it ain't noseriding until you have at least one piggy over the nose.  less than that, you're riding on the nose but you're not noseriding.  it especially amused him, and slightly irritated him, when someone gets close to the nose and starts striking poses, soul arching and the like, when there's still 12" or even 2" left to go to make it legit.  i myself have been at fault in that way more times than i care to remember.  ha!

but like mr big says, this isn't a dedicated noserider, so allowances will have to be made ... even tho, at the same time, i maintain that any kind of posturing ought to be kept to zero ... though like i say, i've found it impossible to resist.

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2019, 09:35:24 AM »
^ Did you exit the noseriding scene? I recall you were on a dedicated pursuit, with your B&B.   
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2019, 11:42:20 AM »
i have a leg/brain disorder that's made it impossible for me to SUP anymore, so ... no noseriding attempts, though i still dream about a miraculous recovery, which is why i still float around the zone, offering unasked-for opinions and so forth.

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2019, 11:45:40 AM »
Back in the sixties a white stripe was placed a couple of feet from  the nose. A scoring rider was one where you had both feet across the line.

And then Nat Young came to Cali and destroyed the Malibu lads and that earlier era ended.

I have hung five over, not of the cheater variety, on the MiniMal. No ten yet!

Much more fun than on my King's Crocodile 10' which was a dedicated noserider and deadly in the hollower waves on CC.

Concave, step deck, kinda like a Model A. Heavy, but only 122 liters.

It will be interesting what happens now that I have figured out the best fins for the SMIK!
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2019, 12:01:57 PM »
... impossible for me to SUP anymore...
I must have missed that. Sorry to hear.  But glad you continue to share the stoke/wisdom... 


... Crocodile 10' ...concave, step deck...

What is the SMIK deck contour?  Dome like the New Deal? Less so? 
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 12:05:34 PM by Dusk Patrol »
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2019, 12:47:59 PM »
Dusk P. - The SMIK is waaay flatter then the New Deal!

Notice the ND was sold! Incredible performance LB but twitchy. The further I went towards the tip the twitchier it got.

I suspect the the 16.2 pound weight was not my friend while on the front third.

But there are vids of Dave Boehne noseriding on a 9' New Deal!

Just for fun. Found a pic of the Crocodile!
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 01:35:08 PM by mrbig »
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SMIK 9'2" Hipster Mini Mal
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 #36 on: June 25, 2019, 01:32:07 PM »
Ha... thatís a cool looking board!
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2019, 03:15:23 PM »
is the SMIK as flat as the Jimmy B n B?  I love the trad lines of the Jimmy -- very little nose rocker, lots of tail rocker, 50/50 rails, etc.  But I suspect the SMIK is more progressively shaped.  Nothing wrong w/ that, of course, just different.

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Mini Mal
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2019, 04:50:49 PM »
Linter - next time I see WhatsSUP we will lay 'em out an have look see.

The bottom contours on the Hipster Long board
are a single concave going all the way to a double near the fins and v out the tail.

Scotty also makes a much more traditional long board called the Style Lord.

I just went back to his site and the Hipster Twin Long Board is no longer only a MiniMal. Ten foot available.

Google SMIK Hipster Twin Longboard and SMIK
Style Lord for the differences and a much more detailed discussion if you are so inclined!😎🌊👀
Let it come to you..
404 Go Go 14'
404 V3 12'6"
SMIK 9'2" Hipster Mini Mal
SMIK 8'8" Short Mac Freo Rainbow Bridge
Infinity 8'5" RNB
SMIK 8'4" Hipster Twin
King's 8'2" Accelerator SharkBoy