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Smik Mongrel - how does it sup surf?

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Created by StandTrue Two weeks ago, 16 Nov 2019
StandTrue
VIC, 3 posts
16 Nov 2019 8:32AM
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I'm looking for a sup that I can predominantly sup surf but can also use to windsurf and learn to windfoil. The Smik Mongrel looks like it might be a good option but my main concern is how much performance do you give up in the surf compared to a dedicated sup surf shape (for intermediate surfer) like the hipster twin. I am 75kg and 178cm tall and am looking at the 7'8" mongrel for my intermediate ability across surf and windsurf. It would be my only board for waves from knee high to slightly overhead and mostly flat water windsurfing to 20 knots.
Thanks

peguin
WA, 222 posts
17 Nov 2019 9:25AM
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I emailed smik the same question the other week. Scott's reply in comparison to the twinny was;
"The mongrel does surf very well

But differently

I'd say faster due to flatter rocker in more gutless waves, whilst still turning pretty good.

But not turning as tight as the hipster twin. Or handling hollower waves"

StandTrue
VIC, 3 posts
17 Nov 2019 1:04PM
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Awesome, thanks Peguin

Surlygringo
9 posts
18 Nov 2019 1:42AM
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Penguin,

Any other info on the mongrel? I have an impending move that will force me to thin down my quiver drastically. I am most interested in how it has been tuned for sailing and foiling. I would likely only surf it when it is smaller or weak as normally I prone surf when the waves are good.. Do you know if it is coming with a single fin center box? It would also be great to know the holy grail: how much they have flattened out the tail rocker? And, of course, knowing the weight would be a big help when trying to figure out if a smaller one will be uphaulable if you have the weight of a foil and rig to add to the mix. The board looks fab, especially for traveling, but I would have to get one sight unseen, so any info is appreciated.

Thanks,
surlygringo

peguin
WA, 222 posts
18 Nov 2019 9:38AM
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Surlygringo said..
Penguin,

Any other info on the mongrel? I have an impending move that will force me to thin down my quiver drastically. I am most interested in how it has been tuned for sailing and foiling. I would likely only surf it when it is smaller or weak as normally I prone surf when the waves are good.. Do you know if it is coming with a single fin center box? It would also be great to know the holy grail: how much they have flattened out the tail rocker? And, of course, knowing the weight would be a big help when trying to figure out if a smaller one will be uphaulable if you have the weight of a foil and rig to add to the mix. The board looks fab, especially for traveling, but I would have to get one sight unseen, so any info is appreciated.

Thanks,
surlygringo


No other info except whats on website & from Scotts email. Scott is really helpful to deal with. He does customs so can get it exactly how you need it. It will be awesome board as all his Smik boards

Surlygringo
9 posts
18 Nov 2019 12:22PM
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Thanks. I will email Smik.

goggo
NSW, 74 posts
22 Nov 2019 8:15PM
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Mate I just bought a 7'10" hypster transformer and I have only surfed it once and it does have some extra weight, that said I was impressed with how it surfed as I am above recommended weight which is a disadvantage in small surf. Haven't foiled,wing ding or sailed with it yet but I reckon it is a good one board quiver. Just need to get rid of about five other boards now.



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