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9' x OMG 28" WTF am I doing Smik Sik Stik

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Created by Brenno 8 months ago, 17 Mar 2019
Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
17 Mar 2019 8:53PM
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Leapt in to the murky water head first, like we're all told not to do. So impressed with my 10 foot hipster twin long board SUP, I've gone for a 9 footer at the narrowest width for me yet.
Unboxed and got her wet in the absolute worst conditions this arvo, high tide, sloppy onshore sh1te, in between a Brisvegas trip and going back to work. Good news is she's doable, and the future looks very bright in the fark yeah fun department.
Construction and finish is flawless.
9' x 28" 125 litres 7.6kg on the dodgy bathroom scales.
2 thumbs up Scotty, will report back on this beauty after a wave or two higher than a ripple.
Happy Patty's day people, a perfect day to unwrap Princess Fiona!


Tardy
3176 posts
18 Mar 2019 3:41AM
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green machine .... ,should be perfect .

Hoppo3228
VIC, 349 posts
18 Mar 2019 4:21PM
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looks sweet mate, enjoy!

Tardy
3176 posts
18 Mar 2019 3:28PM
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Forgot to tell ya the bottom of your fence needs weeding ..

28 wide ..thats pushing it for a small lad .

Nugdam
QLD, 323 posts
18 Mar 2019 5:49PM
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Nice looking board, is this just a mini hipster longboard. Should be a ripper

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
18 Mar 2019 6:16PM
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Tardy said..
Forgot to tell ya the bottom of your fence needs weeding ..

28 wide ..thats pushing it for a small lad .





Haha. Lots more weeds around, surf has been pretty consistent - until the local long board comp comes around and i get a new stik! Murphy's law.
I certainly didn't get any smaller over the weekend either, so 28 will test me for sure. Look forward to getting her on a decent wave.



cbigsup
384 posts
19 Mar 2019 12:06AM
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Brenno, Sweet as. Being an olde fahrte I had to get mine 30.5 wide. Jealous. Let us know how the Mini Mal goes!

And a Happy St. Patrick's
Daie to all of you lads and lassies!

MangoDingo
NT, 317 posts
19 Mar 2019 9:13PM
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Brennoooohhh!!!! - how good is the new sled?!?!
Congrats on that one man- you've definitely scored yrself a cracker there mate.
9 x 28 - dude, you'll be throwing that thing off the lip - whack.
Filth.

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
20 Mar 2019 11:40AM
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MangoDingo said..
Brennoooohhh!!!! - how good is the new sled?!?!
Congrats on that one man- you've definitely scored yrself a cracker there mate.
9 x 28 - dude, you'll be throwing that thing off the lip - whack.
Filth.


Cheers MD,
Here's a pic of the business end.
With a 100 kegs leaning on that, some crazy sh1t is bound to happen!




Nugdam
QLD, 323 posts
20 Mar 2019 2:59PM
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Brenno said..

MangoDingo said..
Brennoooohhh!!!! - how good is the new sled?!?!
Congrats on that one man- you've definitely scored yrself a cracker there mate.
9 x 28 - dude, you'll be throwing that thing off the lip - whack.
Filth.



Cheers MD,
Here's a pic of the business end.
With a 100 kegs leaning on that, some crazy sh1t is bound to happen!





Is that your favorite position for the center fin? I noticed on your 10 footer you have it all the way forward as well.

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
20 Mar 2019 4:49PM
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Brenno said..


MangoDingo said..
Brennoooohhh!!!! - how good is the new sled?!?!
Congrats on that one man- you've definitely scored yrself a cracker there mate.
9 x 28 - dude, you'll be throwing that thing off the lip - whack.
Filth.




Cheers MD,
Here's a pic of the business end.
With a 100 kegs leaning on that, some crazy sh1t is bound to happen!





Is that your favorite position for the center fin? I noticed on your 10 footer you have it all the way forward as well.


Yep. Loosey goosey.

Tardy
3176 posts
20 Mar 2019 4:17PM
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On the money ...up front loosely it is ,nice rear end mate ...good grip,but that wide nose will give you some stability .
my 9.1 acid is 125 ,but 305/8 wide ,but no nose .a little wobbly at times ,but my favourite size .

125 litre .9.1 ..rip it up .brenno .i think you've got a winner there .

Bighugg
NT, 279 posts
20 Mar 2019 7:42PM
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CHOICE

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
23 Mar 2019 12:51PM
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Tardy said..
On the money ...up front loosely it is ,nice rear end mate ...good grip,but that wide nose will give you some stability .
my 9.1 acid is 125 ,but 305/8 wide ,but no nose .a little wobbly at times ,but my favourite size .

125 litre .9.1 ..rip it up .brenno .i think you've got a winner there .


Spot on about the nose mate.
A 9 footer at 28" wide with a short board style nose would be well out of my league (weight/ability bracket) .
I've had her out early the past 2 mornings, not much surf about, but some fun beachies.
She loves a beachy!
Turns on a dime, piece of p1ss to get to the nose, really good fun.
Thought maybe it wouldn't be as easy to get on to a wave as the ten footer, but I've been proven wrong.
Not quite as much glide, but easier to turn for a wave, as expected.
All in all, stoked.

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
1 Apr 2019 4:58PM
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All dressed up and ready to go

cbigsup
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1 Apr 2019 6:48PM
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All dressed up and ready to go



Ya dude! I am older, lighter, but my 9'2" is - as you blokes say - sweet as!

Jealous on the 28" wide!

Scotty is making magic boards!

Kami
1408 posts
1 Apr 2019 8:21PM
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MangoDingo said..
Brennoooohhh!!!! - how good is the new sled?!?!
Congrats on that one man- you've definitely scored yrself a cracker there mate.
9 x 28 - dude, you'll be throwing that thing off the lip - whack.
Filth.



I would push back this knubster in the rail box as much as possible. It might not change the looseness but will give a bit more thrust to all tail of this magic board. IMO

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
11 Apr 2019 1:21PM
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Kami said..

MangoDingo said..
Brennoooohhh!!!! - how good is the new sled?!?!
Congrats on that one man- you've definitely scored yrself a cracker there mate.
9 x 28 - dude, you'll be throwing that thing off the lip - whack.
Filth.




I would push back this knubster in the rail box as much as possible. It might not change the looseness but will give a bit more thrust to all tail of this magic board. IMO


Kami bro, I am old enough to take advice, and willing to give anything a go once. I've learnt a lot from fellow SUPpers here.
A little bit of size here today as well as a feck load of people, so I knew I'd have to hit the beachies sooner rather than later.
They were closing out fairly savagely so I knew I'd have to roller coaster 'em in and kick the board out, or take the get on quick/get off quicker approach, which requires drive (or thrust as you say).
So. Yep. Moved that small centre all the way back, and there was more drive for sure. Definitely easier to launch off the back of the wave. Not enough time on the right waves to see how it affects the looseness yet, so I'll leave it in the rear of the box for a couple of sessions or more. If it kills the liveliness too much I'll inch it forward until I find a happy medium.
Good fun experimenting anyway.

Kami
1408 posts
11 Apr 2019 1:43PM
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Kami said..




MangoDingo said..
Brennoooohhh!!!! - how good is the new sled?!?!
Congrats on that one man- you've definitely scored yrself a cracker there mate.
9 x 28 - dude, you'll be throwing that thing off the lip - whack.
Filth.







I would push back this knubster in the rail box as much as possible. It might not change the looseness but will give a bit more thrust to all tail of this magic board. IMO





Kami bro, I am old enough to take advice, and willing to give anything a go once. I've learnt a lot from fellow SUPpers here.
A little bit of size here today as well as a feck load of people, so I knew I'd have to hit the beachies sooner rather than later.
They were closing out fairly savagely so I knew I'd have to roller coaster 'em in and kick the board out, or take the get on quick/get off quicker approach, which requires drive (or thrust as you say).
So. Yep. Moved that small centre all the way back, and there was more drive for sure. Definitely easier to launch off the back of the wave. Not enough time on the right waves to see how it affects the looseness yet, so I'll leave it in the rear of the box for a couple of sessions or more. If it kills the liveliness too much I'll inch it forward until I find a happy medium.
Good fun experimenting anyway.



Thanks, Brenno Bro for your oncoming feedback about the knubster position and hope you many more funny sessions experimenting the Twin fin set up as Scotty did on this magic board.

Nugdam
QLD, 323 posts
11 Apr 2019 5:36PM
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how are you finding the 28 width after a few sessions now/?

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
11 Apr 2019 10:49PM
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how are you finding the 28 width after a few sessions now/?


Took me 3 or 4 sessions mate, all over it. The only time I'm off now, not by choice, is the big heaves - backwash off the beach on big high tides, or off the rocks. The usual for me with a longer narrower board. Handles chop really well, and magic on a wave. I can really tell this board has been dreamt up by someone who surfs decent waves. Even though it's fun on the scraps and up on the nose, and gets on really easily, she excels on a steep face with your back hoof right on the pad, and your front as far forward as your ball bag will allow. Superb.

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
3 May 2019 2:47PM
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Well I'm stuffed now.
I used to throw a board around for a few months, get bored, and start planning the next one.
I'm sorry to say it, but, I'm content.
I told my daughter that I was enjoying this board so much, I felt like it had improved my surfing. Heaps.
She just said nah nah dad, it's the harmony between you, your board, and the waves.
I think she might be right

SupChickadee
VIC, 92 posts
3 May 2019 6:07PM
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Hey Brenno
how does the stability etc. compare to the 8'10 sups you had?

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
3 May 2019 7:59PM
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Hey Brenno
how does the stability etc. compare to the 8'10 sups you had?



Much better. Even at 28" wide.
I was always a great believer that shorter was better, easier to turn on a wave, better to surf. Of course I had longer bigger boards, but they're for small waves. Aren't they?
But the trade off at 6'2" tall and hovering around 100kg was that I had to go wider for stability.
And then you start dishpanning, and pushing the tail out and stalling, having to paddle like hell to get moving again, yawing around the centre of the board, and generally working far too hard to carve and flow. Unless of course it's pumping. Which is rare thing to line up with days off.
So by not cutting out those two really big parts of the nose to turn a longboard shape in to a shortboard shape, the increase in stability for me is huge. And I'm no Mick Fanning. And my local ain't Bells. And my boy is outsurfing me still. Forever.
The magic of this board is all in the tail. Flows and carves. This morning was wally, glassy and magic. One of those rare ones when the offshore blows the spray past you as you paddle back out. Mint.
But my favourite wave of the day was this arvo, a fat wally beachy, when I really stood on the tail and sprayed a whole heap of salt water towards a couple of local lads sitting on their short boards. And then turned back down the wave for more. I felt like I was really smashing it. Hope no one filmed it, I might be disappointed.
Life's good.

SupChickadee
VIC, 92 posts
4 May 2019 9:56AM
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Brenno said..

SupChickadee said..
Hey Brenno
how does the stability etc. compare to the 8'10 sups you had?




Much better. Even at 28" wide.
I was always a great believer that shorter was better, easier to turn on a wave, better to surf. Of course I had longer bigger boards, but they're for small waves. Aren't they?
But the trade off at 6'2" tall and hovering around 100kg was that I had to go wider for stability.
And then you start dishpanning, and pushing the tail out and stalling, having to paddle like hell to get moving again, yawing around the centre of the board, and generally working far too hard to carve and flow. Unless of course it's pumping. Which is rare thing to line up with days off.
So by not cutting out those two really big parts of the nose to turn a longboard shape in to a shortboard shape, the increase in stability for me is huge. And I'm no Mick Fanning. And my local ain't Bells. And my boy is outsurfing me still. Forever.
The magic of this board is all in the tail. Flows and carves. This morning was wally, glassy and magic. One of those rare ones when the offshore blows the spray past you as you paddle back out. Mint.
But my favourite wave of the day was this arvo, a fat wally beachy, when I really stood on the tail and sprayed a whole heap of salt water towards a couple of local lads sitting on their short boards. And then turned back down the wave for more. I felt like I was really smashing it. Hope no one filmed it, I might be disappointed.
Life's good.


Thanks Brenno
It still amazes me a board can be 2 inches longer and 3 inches less width and be more stable than eg 8'10 x 31 or 8'10x30 "performance sup" and perform so differently.
You know as soon as you get on the sup, but wouldn't it be brilliant if we had the opportunity to trial all these boards prior to committing $2.4K for a new one

Hoppo3228
VIC, 349 posts
4 May 2019 12:55PM
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SupChickadee said..

Brenno said..


SupChickadee said..
Hey Brenno
how does the stability etc. compare to the 8'10 sups you had?





Much better. Even at 28" wide.
I was always a great believer that shorter was better, easier to turn on a wave, better to surf. Of course I had longer bigger boards, but they're for small waves. Aren't they?
But the trade off at 6'2" tall and hovering around 100kg was that I had to go wider for stability.
And then you start dishpanning, and pushing the tail out and stalling, having to paddle like hell to get moving again, yawing around the centre of the board, and generally working far too hard to carve and flow. Unless of course it's pumping. Which is rare thing to line up with days off.
So by not cutting out those two really big parts of the nose to turn a longboard shape in to a shortboard shape, the increase in stability for me is huge. And I'm no Mick Fanning. And my local ain't Bells. And my boy is outsurfing me still. Forever.
The magic of this board is all in the tail. Flows and carves. This morning was wally, glassy and magic. One of those rare ones when the offshore blows the spray past you as you paddle back out. Mint.
But my favourite wave of the day was this arvo, a fat wally beachy, when I really stood on the tail and sprayed a whole heap of salt water towards a couple of local lads sitting on their short boards. And then turned back down the wave for more. I felt like I was really smashing it. Hope no one filmed it, I might be disappointed.
Life's good.



Thanks Brenno
It still amazes me a board can be 2 inches longer and 3 inches less width and be more stable than eg 8'10 x 31 or 8'10x30 "performance sup" and perform so differently.
You know as soon as you get on the sup, but wouldn't it be brilliant if we had the opportunity to trial all these boards prior to committing $2.4K for a new one


the flatter rocker and straight rail line make a massive difference to stability... I believe a wide tail would help even more so...

Brenno
QLD, 710 posts
4 May 2019 6:42PM
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... I believe a wide tail would help even more so....

Not as much as 100kg sinking 125L up to the deck grip Hoppo!

Bighugg
NT, 279 posts
5 May 2019 10:29PM
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Brenno, you're a bugger of a bloke with your enthusiast review's .... ( keep them coming )
you got me frothing for a 9' @ 140lt noserider for Indo roadies .
ENJOY

colas
3472 posts
6 May 2019 12:55PM
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Brenno said..

SupChickadee said..
Hey Brenno
how does the stability etc. compare to the 8'10 sups you had?

Much better. Even at 28" wide.


Yes, people are too focused on the main width. Having a wider nose helps so much with the stability than you can keep the board narrow where it counts for rail to rail, the middle and rear sections. Of course, expert level riders will want a more pulled in nose to avoid catching the rail in tight vertical turns in the pocket, but at their level stability is not an issue anymore.

Nugdam
QLD, 323 posts
7 May 2019 8:35AM
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I really wish you would stop posting! The board sounds super fun.

I'm loving the 10 x 29 hipster such a stable platform to work with. Its such a fun board and really moves when you want it to. My only regret is not getting the 10 x 28.


Now imagine a 9 x 28!

IanInca
42 posts
8 May 2019 6:11AM
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Brenno, you inadvertently helped me choose this board. Gong Zero 9', 29.5, 115L.. First few surfs and I can't stop smiling! I'm a very average intermediate that made my way down to a 7'8 115L and realised I'm missing out.. Happy to have some speed in the lineup again. Biggest relevation are the thin rails..




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