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Created by Hooksey 29 days ago, 16 Jun 2020
Hooksey
WA, 523 posts
16 Jun 2020 2:09PM
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I'm considering a step down board and I wanted to check what the brain trust here thinks.

I currently ride an 8.6 x 31.5 SMIK Hipster Twin (134l) and I love it! I am thinking something a bit smaller and a bit more surfy for those days where the waves have a bit more power to them.

I currently have my eyes on a Super Frank 8 * 31 (127l) but not sure if that is enough of a step down.

Welcome some input please.

jvriesinga
16 posts
16 Jun 2020 3:39PM
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I just bought that exact sized super Frank 2 weeks ago. I am loving it but I can't compare it to the smik as I've never ridden one. So far I've ridden it in some smaller clean waves and some larger messy waves and have had a blast both days.

Tardy
3565 posts
16 Jun 2020 4:07PM
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So its a 8 footer ,you will notices heaps of difference .swing weight will be the most noticeable thing ,

Bender
WA, 2133 posts
16 Jun 2020 9:27PM
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Hooksey said..
I'm considering a step down board and I wanted to check what the brain trust here thinks.

I currently ride an 8.6 x 31.5 SMIK Hipster Twin (134l) and I love it! I am thinking something a bit smaller and a bit more surfy for those days where the waves have a bit more power to them.

I currently have my eyes on a Super Frank 8 * 31 (127l) but not sure if that is enough of a step down.

Welcome some input please.

speak to Scotty and get a shorter Hipster to suit your requirements I'd suggest something like a 8"2'x 29 @115L . That way jumping from one to the other will be easy. The hipster twins surf amazing

anchorpoint
113 posts
16 Jun 2020 11:46PM
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31 wide is maybe not so step down comapre to your current model iMHO

Nugdam
QLD, 461 posts
17 Jun 2020 7:00AM
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What are your stats? I'm 95kg and have a 7'10 x 29.5 hipster 108l and a 8'5 x 30 120L. Its so easy to swap between boards as they both share the same balance/surfing characteristics. Makes it super easy to jump between the two boards.


micksmith
VIC, 1423 posts
17 Jun 2020 2:39PM
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Me thinks
nugdam, anchor and bender speak with wisdom



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