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Created by Scotchman72 5 months ago, 24 Dec 2018
Scotchman72
QLD, 108 posts
24 Dec 2018 8:30PM
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Merry Christmas everyone have a safe Christmas and Happy New Year.

last query for the year tore my Achilles playing rugby this year so finding the 8'10 Creek a challenge and hard work when condition are average which is usual here in summer , wind and chop average swell.s

wondering if i should add Smik spitfire 8'8 or hipster twin fin to the quiver both boards are a bit wider at 31 and look like they will have more stability at 135lr any feedback on these boards
id be interested to hear from anyone that has these baords and how they are in **** condition s

cheers Scott

Slab
901 posts
24 Dec 2018 10:26PM
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Why not expand the quiver to include a longboard SUP. Something different but still plenty fun and will make life easier with an injury which is going to take a long time to heal properly. Plenty out there. Just a thought.

Bighugg
NT, 174 posts
25 Dec 2018 6:52AM
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Right on Slab, Longboard hipster twin covers both bases for me, 10' x 30.5 @ 145lt ,


Scotchman72
QLD, 108 posts
25 Dec 2018 1:56PM
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Slab said..
Why not expand the quiver to include a longboard SUP. Something different but still plenty fun and will make life easier with an injury which is going to take a long time to heal properly. Plenty out there. Just a thought.


cheers mate great point
already have a 10.6 nalu just looking for something short with more stability ion the average days :)

Scotchman72
QLD, 108 posts
25 Dec 2018 1:59PM
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Bighugg said..
Right on Slab, Longboard hipster twin covers both bases for me, 10' x 30.5 @ 145lt ,




looks like a great board bighugg any reports on stability on average days any comparisons to say nalu 10.6 ?

Tardy
2943 posts
26 Dec 2018 4:20AM
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Maybe look at the 8.6 x31.5 x134l hipster ,Smik .
i had a rip on the 8.0 ,seemed pretty stable for a small board .
if you want big .
maybe a 9.2 x32 3/8 ,9.2 flow .i found my 8.10 flow really stable in rough
i could take it out in anything ,it's heaps more stable than the 8.10 creek you have
And still 8.10 .the extra 1 inch wide makes the diff.

with the hipster and the creek .both wide nose

..Rick increased the nose width on the creek to give a smaller board more stability
both of these are a good option .if you are looking for short .there is the starboard hypernut.but it's short .
happy shopping ...too many choices ..

Scotchman72
QLD, 108 posts
26 Dec 2018 5:51PM
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Tardy said..
Maybe look at the 8.6 x31.5 x134l hipster ,Smik .
i had a rip on the 8.0 ,seemed pretty stable for a small board .
if you want big .
maybe a 9.2 x32 3/8 ,9.2 flow .i found my 8.10 flow really stable in rough
i could take it out in anything ,it's heaps more stable than the 8.10 creek you have
And still 8.10 .the extra 1 inch wide makes the diff.

with the hipster and the creek .both wide nose

..Rick increased the nose width on the creek to give a smaller board more stability
both of these are a good option .if you are looking for short .there is the starboard hypernut.but it's short .
happy shopping ...too many choices ..


cheers Tardy yes always too many choices

26 Dec 2018 8:14PM
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HI Scotchman72,
If you want to go shorter but keep stability & performance when you need it check out the JL Super Frank... Super stable with plenty of performance..2 different widths in each size...
The Super Frank is the ultimate SUP groveller. It's meant to be ridden quite a bit shorter than your normal board and still offer plenty stability. Flat rocker with a very deep single to double concave for high speed and drive in flat and weak surf. The outline has the wide point a bit forward coming into a performance thumb tail to make the board very responsive and easy to whip around. The Super Frank comes in two widths for each length so you can choose the width and volume that best suits you.
5 Fin Box Set Up.
Comes with JL 5 fin set. (allows for thruster or quad fin set up)
Thruster set Size - 4.5"
Quad set size- Front 4.5" Back 4.0"
SIZES-
8'x30"x4.2" (115L)
8'x31.5"x4.5" (127L)
8'6"x30.5"x4.4" (130L)
8'6"x32"x4.5" (141L)
www.jimmylewisboards.com.au

benjl
229 posts
26 Dec 2018 5:56PM
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Hey Scott

how did you do your achillies and how far through the rehab are you? Operative or non operative?

i used to be a prone / short boarder until I completely snapped mine. Once initially and then again 6 months later during rehab when the physiology suggested riding a bike as part of my rehab!
the only reason I got in to sup was because I couldn't shortboard but was able to paddleboard in a moonboot!

Havent looked back now!

hilly
WA, 4565 posts
26 Dec 2018 5:56PM
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For windy days cannot beat a bit of length. Love my 10er

Brenno
QLD, 680 posts
26 Dec 2018 8:48PM
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hilly said..
For windy days cannot beat a bit of length. Love my 10er


+1 Hilly
For EVERY day.
Merry Smikmas!

Scotchman72
QLD, 108 posts
26 Dec 2018 9:04PM
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benjl said..
Hey Scott

how did you do your achillies and how far through the rehab are you? Operative or non operative?

i used to be a prone / short boarder until I completely snapped mine. Once initially and then again 6 months later during rehab when the physiology suggested riding a bike as part of my rehab!
the only reason I got in to sup was because I couldn't shortboard but was able to paddleboard in a moonboot!

Havent looked back now!


hey Benjl
thanks for reply mate
torn it playing rugby no surgery, 24mm x 3mm tear so not totally snapped but close enough that rehab probably would have be easier if i totally tore it and had surgery :)
Rehabs now complete its been 6mths although was interrupted screwed my back pretty bad in the gym.
I was doin my Achilles rehab thought id do my usual gym session and bang the back was ****ed :)thought id popped a disc in my lower back but just small tear !!
I agree the SUP is great rehab for my calfs and Achilles just lost some stability being out for so long and the dodgy back is still a bit tender so doesnt help took the Nalu out today and pulled up alright just have to stay off the smaller creek until its sorted.

Scotchman72
QLD, 108 posts
26 Dec 2018 9:14PM
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hilly said..
For windy days cannot beat a bit of length. Love my 10er


Great Video Hilly hey do you have spitfire 8'8 or have you been on the hipster twinfin ?
Ive heard they are more stable then say my 8'10 creek in these sort of summer slop

cbigsup
326 posts
1 Jan 2019 11:21PM
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Merry Christmas Scott! Don't forget about the SMIK Short Mac!
Not too long, not too short, stable, and rips in all size waves.

Scotchman72
QLD, 108 posts
3 Jan 2019 10:46PM
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cbigsup said..
Merry Christmas Scott! Don't forget about the SMIK Short Mac!
Not too long, not too short, stable, and rips in all size waves.


:) Happy New year cbigsup yes i havnt forgot the Smik short Mac mate ended up buying a hipster 8'10 and the shortMac will be the next purchase hahaha probably sell the 10.6 Nalu to get it hahaha

cbigsup
326 posts
3 Jan 2019 10:17PM
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Noice! Enjoy the New Year on the Hipster. Good luck with your rehab mate!

RbGar
43 posts
3 Jan 2019 10:37PM
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Great video!!!!!'



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