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SMIK Custom

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Created by TAA > 9 months ago, 23 Jul 2016
TAA
SA, 713 posts
23 Jul 2016 11:42AM
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SMIK custom
8'3 x 29.5 x 112L











crakas
QLD, 410 posts
23 Jul 2016 6:03PM
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That looks smik! Simple and classy..

Brenno
QLD, 668 posts
23 Jul 2016 9:59PM
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Like. Very much.

And then
VIC, 120 posts
24 Jul 2016 9:17AM
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Looks great. Love the colour scheme.

JacobMatan
WA, 431 posts
24 Jul 2016 7:51AM
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What is the difference between this and their production 8'3 spitfire

Saw the smik boards in the flesh the other day the look sweeet

TAA
SA, 713 posts
24 Jul 2016 11:25AM
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JacobMatan said...
What is the difference between this and their production 8'3 spitfire

Saw the smik boards in the flesh the other day the look sweeet





Different rocker line
Nose pull in to give it more of a continuous curve

gregc
QLD, 1297 posts
27 Jul 2016 5:40PM
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bloody hell how good does this look

ShireSUP
NSW, 982 posts
27 Jul 2016 8:07PM
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gregc said..
bloody hell how good does this look


Looks pretty SMIK actually

28 Jul 2016 10:21AM
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Here are a few more custom SMIKs that we have had come through the shop.














ultra glide
NSW, 201 posts
28 Jul 2016 12:49PM
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How come there are no fin box set up and bottom shape photos,,,,secret?
not being critical......the boards look really good........just need more angles and tech specs ...weight? Etc
also sent an email to Smik central enquiring cost....no reply as yet

Bender
WA, 2050 posts
28 Jul 2016 11:12AM
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Mine is the board in the 2nd last shot.

The boards can be set up as a thruster or quad. I got mine wet on Sunday. The first thing I noticed was how stable it was for a 8x28.5x105L. Fellow surfers commented how fast the board looked out of turns. I have come off the starby pros and a 7'2 hypernut. This board takes the next step in surfing performance IMHO. I have always preferred thrusters but I cant find my fins so the first surf was as a quad.
All I can say is i'm in no rush to change the fins now as the board turns so well in the pocket and off the lip.

FYI I have no affiliation with SMIK and paid the full price for my custom. Scotty was very easy to deal with and I got exacty what I asked for.





Bender
WA, 2050 posts
28 Jul 2016 11:24AM
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windanza said..
How come there are no fin box set up and bottom shape photos,,,,secret?
not being critical......the boards look really good........just need more angles and tech specs ...weight? Etc
also sent an email to Smik central enquiring cost....no reply as yet



Scotty is in Tonga (surf trip) so may be off the grid so to speak. I'm pretty sure he will be back early next week

28 Jul 2016 11:42AM
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I am riding the last one in that series of photos, 7'10x27.5 @92.5L. My brief for Scotty was a step down board from the 8'0 Starboard pro but something slightly bigger than the Starboard 7'7 pro.

Across the entire SMIK range the one common theme that we have found people saying is that the boards are incredibly stable. One example a customer mid 50's coming off riding the 8'8x31.5 Airborn now rides the 8'7x29.5 North Freo Short Mac and says it is just as stable.

Construction wise these boards are full PVC sandwich with carbon deck and rails.

Scotty got back from Tonga last night, however is straight to the Drs with a snapped clavical.

scott mckerc
WA, 198 posts
29 Jul 2016 10:27AM
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sorry windanza
didn't see an email from you while I was away.
just back last night
did you send to smckercher181@gmail.com ?
cheers
scotty

ultra glide
NSW, 201 posts
29 Jul 2016 9:18PM
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thanks, Bender, SUSS, & Scott,
exactly the info i was fishing for............i just sent the enquiry through the contact page on the Smik site.
sounds like a nasty injury though....hope it knits quick and your back on the water sooner than later.......that will make a good story though...so details will be known eventually on how it happenned.
will send another enquiry to your email as above soon though.
rode one of our 8'8" AB's again today goes well and they are both fun, but really hankering for turbo charge speed etc for telescoping sections etc.
ps: SUSS sounds a bit suss and condescending, so to be polite thank you Stand Up Surf Shop. all very useful info.

ultra glide
NSW, 201 posts
29 Jul 2016 10:05PM
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btw ...Bender do you go to cervantes sometimes with the wind warriors?
that centre fin box US style is really really Smick! err Smik! perfect setup for fin variations

Bender
WA, 2050 posts
29 Jul 2016 8:20PM
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yes I have sailed up there

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windanza said..
btw ...Bender do you go to cervantes sometimes with the wind warriors?
that centre fin box US style is really really Smick! err Smik! perfect setup for fin variations



ultra glide
NSW, 201 posts
30 Jul 2016 4:04PM
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you may be 80kg or there about, if my memory serves well Ben der firey ?
just trying to pair your board volume and specs to your weight and skill level...ie high level considering ....
so thats a pure custom, not based on any of the production models at all ? not a north free short mac or ?........ that sounds like cafe society speak

Bender
WA, 2050 posts
30 Jul 2016 4:10PM
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Im 85kgs

ultra glide
NSW, 201 posts
30 Jul 2016 9:15PM
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so paddling would be almost sinking? although coming from that smaller hyper nut must be a relief.......and interesting how you are moving back to traditional shapes from the hourglass plan shaped nut.....or do you still ride the nut as well ? i'm 85kg ish too but not young and sharp...will stick with longer wider shape but with racy flowing rails though

Bender
WA, 2050 posts
30 Jul 2016 7:24PM
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windanza said...
so paddling would be almost sinking? although coming from that smaller hyper nut must be a relief.......and interesting how you are moving back to traditional shapes from the hourglass plan shaped nut.....or do you still ride the nut as well ? i'm 85kg ish too but not young and sharp...will stick with longer wider shape but with racy flowing rails though

The 7'2 hupernut with its wide nose and parallel out line @105l is just as stable if not more stable. Higher volume short sups are not that stable as they are too corky. 105L is my sweet spot . While paddling water lapping over the rails aids stability i reckon. I will keep the HN along with my 8'10 gun (also 105L) Different boards for different sensations and wave size and type I'm riding

ultra glide
NSW, 201 posts
2 Aug 2016 9:06PM
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Are these boards as light and strong as the carbon big brand boards. Strength to weight ratio is crucial
thanks for your insights re volume and stability etc , well received
have you any images or vids of your custom in action

Greenroom
WA, 7475 posts
3 Aug 2016 12:17PM
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StandUpSurfShop said...



What are the dimensions of this board?

Bender
WA, 2050 posts
3 Aug 2016 12:47PM
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windanza said..
Are these boards as light and strong as the carbon big brand boards. Strength to weight ratio is crucial
thanks for your insights re volume and stability etc , well received
have you any images or vids of your custom in action


yes mine is feather light. cant comment on durability as I have only just got it and had three surfs on it. Finish is flawless

4 Aug 2016 9:57AM
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Greenroom said..

StandUpSurfShop said...



What are the dimensions of this board?


Don't know the exact dims on this one but I know Chad had it made as his Indo board.

scott mckerc
WA, 198 posts
4 Aug 2016 1:49PM
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7'10 x 28

Greenroom
WA, 7475 posts
4 Aug 2016 11:20PM
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scott mckerc said...
7'10 x 28

Looks sick

TAA
SA, 713 posts
21 Aug 2016 4:21PM
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Had 3 surfs on this board now and finally today in some solid waves
WOW
Smooth , fast turning machine

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1751 posts
31 Aug 2016 9:05PM
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Any more feedback about the SMIK boards?

Anyone ridden the SMIK and Flow of comparable size? Any comments re stability, weight, performance in the surf, etc.?

hanky
WA, 2 posts
1 Sep 2016 8:16PM
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I live at Yallingup and got Scott to do me a custom 8'3" cannot speak highly enough of this board. Goes unreal from massive Yals to knee high dribble great all round board. Holds in on critical sections but nice and loose to allow big hacks..love it.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1751 posts
1 Sep 2016 10:46PM
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hanky said..
I live at Yallingup and got Scott to do me a custom 8'3" cannot speak highly enough of this board. Goes unreal from massive Yals to knee high dribble great all round board. Holds in on critical sections but nice and loose to allow big hacks..love it.


Thanks for the info. Mind if I ask your weight and level of experience? Can you compare it to any other boards?



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