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Smik Bonza

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Created by anchorpoint 1 month ago, 10 Oct 2020
anchorpoint
132 posts
10 Oct 2020 3:40AM
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Just wondering if anyone tried the Smik bonza? I mean a regular week end average joe? Just to have a feedback from a mortal point of view ? Appreciate any info if possible stating age, weight ,board size and level please.

Thanks

finsup
NT, 15 posts
11 Oct 2020 12:45PM
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... me too. it can obviously go the big stuff (see the website!). Stehar showing it also good glide in little stuff.
Would be good to see a view of the rocker...

stehar
NSW, 376 posts
23 Oct 2020 3:36PM
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Check latest vid on " New Smik Coming" Steve

scott mckerc
WA, 264 posts
31 Oct 2020 4:38PM
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Kami
1497 posts
2 Nov 2020 4:07AM
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The size of these runners looks as fitting well the Bonza system, well done! are they larger size than the usual one set on a shortboard?

bigmc
NSW, 163 posts
2 Nov 2020 10:19AM
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Kami. A couple of pics of my 7' 2" Bonza Egg. The centre fin is a 7" for reference. They appear to be similar. Hard to tell from these shots.








finsup
NT, 15 posts
2 Nov 2020 11:22AM
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How does a 'bonzer' center fin differ from other center fins?

MickMc
VIC, 401 posts
2 Nov 2020 1:25PM
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Great looking board but I'm worried that the centre pole, while adding to stability, might create too much drag.

bobajob
QLD, 1436 posts
2 Nov 2020 2:31PM
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MickMc said..

scott mckerc said..





Great looking board but I'm worried that the centre pole, while adding to stability, might create too much drag.


Must handle some serious juice given the monster leggie

Kami
1497 posts
2 Nov 2020 4:10PM
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bobajob said..


MickMc said..



scott mckerc said..







Great looking board but I'm worried that the centre pole, while adding to stability, might create too much drag.




Must handle some serious juice given the monster leggie



The centre pole will do no drag at all , it will provide drive enhances by the leverage of the runners making the all Bonza flying and holding.

BigMc, Nice fins set up, very proportional to each other fins, thank you for those nice pics.

MickMc
VIC, 401 posts
2 Nov 2020 9:45PM
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Kami said..

bobajob said..



MickMc said..




scott mckerc said..








Great looking board but I'm worried that the centre pole, while adding to stability, might create too much drag.





Must handle some serious juice given the monster leggie




The centre pole will do no drag at all , it will provide drive enhances by the leverage of the runners making the all Bonza flying and holding.

BigMc, Nice fins set up, very proportional to each other fins, thank you for those nice pics.


Sorry mate, we're just having a bit of a laugh. I mean the centre pole, not the centre fin. Lost in translation. Have another look at the photo.

Kami
1497 posts
2 Nov 2020 11:45PM
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MickMc said..


Kami said..



bobajob said..





MickMc said..






scott mckerc said..










Great looking board but I'm worried that the centre pole, while adding to stability, might create too much drag.







Must handle some serious juice given the monster leggie






The centre pole will do no drag at all , it will provide drive enhances by the leverage of the runners making the all Bonza flying and holding.

BigMc, Nice fins set up, very proportional to each other fins, thank you for those nice pics.




Sorry mate, we're just having a bit of a laugh. I mean the centre pole, not the centre fin. Lost in translation. Have another look at the photo.



I'm laughing about my lack of humor by now, I'm too serious speaking about boards everything has to be learn , good one!

MickMc
VIC, 401 posts
5 Nov 2020 6:43PM
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Anything further to add to that teaser Scott?

scott mckerc
WA, 264 posts
10 Nov 2020 3:07PM
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Pretty similar to surfboard size
Big MC
You mean in words or pics.
They do handle juice surprisingly good for such an area pin.
But the reason i'm loving the bonza is speed creation
squirt ins a straight line and acceleration through a turn. (whilst not being a tight turn like the twinny.)
It's just a different sensation.
And they definitely give a lot of speed in marginal conditions due to the flat rocker through the deep double concave.
Your egg looked like it had the same things going on with deep double big Mc
Would you agree with the sensations described??
cheers
scotty

MangoDingo
NT, 480 posts
10 Nov 2020 7:22PM
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FinsUp - how good are the Bonza's sounding?
Area pin, speed creation in a straight line, and acceleration through turns.
Might be time to get Scotty on the blower??

bigmc
NSW, 163 posts
11 Nov 2020 10:49PM
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Well Scotty I am ashamed to say that after having this board shaped I have only used it a couple of times in onshore slop and at the time was on my SUP (Spitfire was one of my boards) a lot. I am getting older and heavier and seem to be on 9'6" or 10' longboards and feel my Bonzer might be too advanced now. Your Bonzer would be nice to replace the Spitfire. I have a Hypernut as well which you worked on back in the day. Love the acceleration. Had a Spitfire briefly (too small) and loved it's lively feel. You have the vision.

bigmc
NSW, 163 posts
12 Nov 2020 1:19PM
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Had a Spitfire briefly (too small) and loved it's lively feel. Should be... Had a Hipster Twin briefly (too small) and loved it's lively feel



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