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ninja tuna

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Smik Hipster Twin
« on: April 08, 2019, 06:52:09 PM »
I can’t believe it has been about 2 months since I got this board.  In the past week, I have finally had a chance to ride.  I had been reading about these and it struck a cord with me.  I have a regular VonSol shadow 7’0” fish that was a blast riding with 2 big twins and a small trailer.  I could not believe how loose it was and easy to throw around.

So here is the Smik hipster twin that had the actual research in to making it a dedicated twin.  I decided to support my habit by getting one.  Mr Big was a great help in talking with Scott wo shapes them. Decided to go with the 8’3” x  31” by 123L version. I wanted a tad additional float for dealing with the softer waves in Florida.  Board came with 2 big twin fins and a trailer. Good quality fins.  I was able to get a T-shirt with it too.   Scott was  great to deal with.

Finally was able to not be at work when there was some surf.  So my stats for reference, 5’10” and 192 lbs (178cm and 87 kg). First session out was basically wind chop/ semi wind swell.   Not great conditions but I wanted to try it.  Waves were not that good.  Got a couple of drops in the chest to slightly overhead range.  Once I got the foot placement down.  Had to stand a little more forward while standing around.  Once on a wave, and you get back on the tail and this board is just FUN!

Second session out was waist to chest semi glassy swell left over from some wind swell.  Much better conditions.  Found the sweet spot for standing on it.  The board was nimble and fun.  I will be getting a lot of use out of this board.  Able to slide the tail out on a turn if I want to.   I was riding the board with small trailer fin it.  I will eventually try it as a twin, just want to get a few more sessions in with it before I start playing around.









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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 07:00:01 PM »
NIce looking board. I know you'll enjoy playing around with it.

Thanks for sharing the photos of it too.
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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 05:27:53 AM »
+1 Ninja Boy! Great to see you on that bad boy!

What a long strange trip it's been!
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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 06:37:36 AM »
Nice.  Except for the tail it appears similar shape to the superfrank.  I’m curious what the difference in riding is like .
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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 08:02:35 AM »
I've been thinking of trying the Super Frank as a twin.   8)
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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 09:40:50 AM »
Go for it badger. never know til you try it.

LB, the tails are quite different. The superfrank is a straight tail where the hipster has winged pull in and was designed to be a twin. I will say that both share the wider nose and narrower tail if that is what you are talking about.  I have not ridden a superfrank so i can not say.

It sure has Mr Big!  But the outcome was so worth it.

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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 10:35:18 AM »
One HUGE difference between the SMIK and the JL is the thickness at the stringer.

Jimmy much thicker in both the lean and non-lean.

SMIKS also have flat decks. And chines.
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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 03:25:22 PM »
The smik twin looks similar shape to jl super frank, except the tail. The shape is soo much fun, from 1ft to head high. It would be interesting to try twins with trailer fin on sf. What size fins on the twin ninja tuna?

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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 05:58:38 PM »
I've been thinking of trying the Super Frank as a twin.   8)

The SF works great as a twin with small trailer fin.  I rode my SF/lean as a twin with a 3.25" trailer for over a year. It worked great, quick turning & faster with less drag.  Also, as a quad, with cheap Futures Thermotech trailers (better cant angle than expensive trailers), I fount the SF had similar performance and slightly more stability.

I really like the shape and size of that SMIK tho, I may be in Luuuv.
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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 06:43:37 PM »
Jeg,

here are the twin fins that came with the board. so far so good.


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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 09:57:12 PM »
thanks ninja tuna  ;)

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Re: Smik Hipster Twin
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2019, 04:28:24 AM »
One HUGE difference between the SMIK and the JL is the thickness at the stringer.

Jimmy much thicker in both the lean and non-lean.

SMIKS also have flat decks. And chines.


How much thicker? Show me the Smik thickness specs.

The Super Franks have flat decks.

7'6″ x 29.5″ x 4″ (100L)

8' x 30″ x 4.2″ (115L)

8'6″ x 30.5″ x 4.4″ (130L)

7'6″ x 31″ x 4.4″ (115L)

8' x 31.5″ x 4.5″ (127L)

8'6″ x 32″ x 4.5″ (141L)

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Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 x 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L
Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 165L 
Me - 6'0" - 175lbs - 61yo