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SMIK Hipster Twin Landed
« on: August 14, 2019, 02:18:58 PM »
Just took delivery of my SMIK Hipster Twin from Scotty. Dims are 8'4" x 30.75 x 122 liters.

Scotty flew from Perth to Thailand to Kiev to Queens. Had a fun drive from RI to JFK.

He was stuck in customs a long time. Lessee a shifty looking Ozzie with 12 sups from Russia.

He rolled out a massive pile which we put in my truck and drove to his Dodge Red Ram rental.
I only got to keep one.

Scotty took some to his mate on the Island, and is now busting a move to Jacksonville.

Rode mine today in crap. Sweet none the less.

And if image resizer doesn't  fark up we have some evidence.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 02:21:40 PM by mrbig »
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Landed
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 02:29:31 PM »
Nice stick, Bigs!

Scotty has to be one cool guy - traipsing around the globe with a 'full quiver'.  "Yes, Sir - I fully intend to ride every one of these on my vacation in your fair country."   Coming from a frank-speaking Aussie, it's 90% believable.

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Landed
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 04:07:07 PM »
It is always a nice feeling to get a new sup to add to one's quiver. And the anticipation of that first ride with a new board can't be beat.
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Landed
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 04:45:06 PM »
Looking forward to a ride report, maybe a vid.
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Landed
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 05:04:54 AM »
Zoo, Will def give a report. Olde skuhle, no cams, no solo shot, heck I don't even have a TV!

But I know people who are not adverse to such things!

Hope you have figured out how to get into some
waves!
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

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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Landed
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2019, 11:13:32 AM »
Zoo, Will def give a report. Olde skuhle, no cams, no solo shot, heck I don't even have a TV!

But I know people who are not adverse to such things!

Hope you have figured out how to get into some
waves!

That board looks really sweet.  Similar to my 8'6 Soul Compass.  I'm Surfing a little; leaving for California tomorrow and will surf a few times.  Going to the OBX in September, but mostly putting methadone on my surf addiction by mountain biking every day. 
« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 11:16:09 AM by Zooport »
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Re: SMIK Hipster Twin Landed
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 10:31:44 AM »
Have messed with fins and ridden it in knee to head and a half (Erin in ME).

The planshape is definitely like an olde skuhl Twinnie. This has the benefits of a wider nose which to my pleasant surprise makes this rascal stable in real world conditions.

It is not a wave pool glass only sled. Hard bottom turns are fun with little drama as the huge Twinnies with the trailer hold amazingly
well.

And then you get to experience the acceleration
out of a turn which is unique to Twinnies. Riding the old high line is also fun.

I suppose if I was beyond vert and doing huge airs I might prefer the Spitfire, but that only happens when I am preparing for a swim.

Works a treat in one foot, and I did fine in head and a half in Erin. And learned to swim on that day.

Too much fun for an olde fahrte..

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