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Would love to hear some feedback on the hipster twins ( not the longboard model )

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Created by Nugdam A week ago, 5 Nov 2019
Nugdam
QLD, 322 posts
5 Nov 2019 7:13PM
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Hi all,

Just looking to see who out there is loving there hipster twins and what you think of them? pros/cons etc..
They seem like they are fairly wide for the length of them, thinking they will be super stable still with that bit of extra width.

I am currently riding the 10 footer and the 9'2 hipster longboards and I am looking at getting the 8'3 x 31 120l model for the bigger steeper days ( plus probabaly every other day in between on the lower tides) . I love the longboard versions they are super fun and I have taken them out in some awesome swell.

cbigsup
381 posts
6 Nov 2019 2:28AM
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Nugdam said..
Hi all,

Just looking to see who out there is loving there hipster twins and what you think of them? pros/cons etc..
They seem like they are fairly wide for the length of them, thinking they will be super stable still with that bit of extra width.

I am currently riding the 10 footer and the 9'2 hipster longboards and I am looking at getting the 8'3 x 31 120l model for the bigger steeper days ( plus probabaly every other day in between on the lower tides) . I love the longboard versions they are super fun and I have taken them out in some awesome swell.



I own a custom 8'4" which is nearly identical to the stock 8'3.

As I asked Scotty a tad longer, a tad narrower, and a tad thinner.

We had a stretch of incredible tropical waves and starting riding the 8'4" all the time.

Super stable as the wider nose template is immune to cross chop and such.

It accelerates so hard off the bottom and has no issues with larger waves up to DOH as the bottom contours have enough rocker for steeper waves.

Anything bigger I am a 71 year old observer. Although the local lads gave me Left of the Day chant on a rogue bomb.

But that was on the Short Mac.. . .

CaptainJimbo
99 posts
6 Nov 2019 11:45AM
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Cbigsup, I'm also interested in the Hipster Twin [also 71 years]. Currently riding a McKill [Pambula local shaper] which is 9'6" and 31.5 wide. It catches waves easily and is as stable as they come. Just a bit of a handful in anything over head high for me [69 kg.] Does the Hipster paddle into waves easily, remembering I'm not getting any younger, fitter or stronger!

Brenno
QLD, 707 posts
6 Nov 2019 7:44PM
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Interested to hear feedback on this too. Every time I start considering a hipster twin, I get my hipster twin longboard on something steep, and drive the f out of it and think "why bother?"

Nugdam
QLD, 322 posts
6 Nov 2019 7:47PM
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Brenno said..
Interested to hear feedback on this too. Every time I start considering a hipster twin, I get my hipster twin longboard on something steep, and drive the f out of it and think "why bother?"



They certainly rip in most situations. I was out on the weekend on a 4 foot break at lowtide with a bucket load of shortboarders and went a small hipster would be perfect right now.

Brenno
QLD, 707 posts
6 Nov 2019 9:07PM
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Nugdam said..

Brenno said..
Interested to hear feedback on this too. Every time I start considering a hipster twin, I get my hipster twin longboard on something steep, and drive the f out of it and think "why bother?"



They certainly rip in most situations. I was out on the weekend on a 4 foot break at lowtide with a bucket load of shortboarders and went a small hipster would be perfect right now .


Stop it Nugdam, you're tempting me again!

Nugdam
QLD, 322 posts
6 Nov 2019 9:21PM
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Brenno said..

Nugdam said..


Brenno said..
Interested to hear feedback on this too. Every time I start considering a hipster twin, I get my hipster twin longboard on something steep, and drive the f out of it and think "why bother?"




They certainly rip in most situations. I was out on the weekend on a 4 foot break at lowtide with a bucket load of shortboarders and went a small hipster would be perfect right now .



Stop it Nugdam, you're tempting me again!


You ride about the same size boards as me.. Maybe you should do it and leave one of your awesome reviews . I think the 8'3 Would be the go.

slugga
VIC, 164 posts
6 Nov 2019 10:25PM
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Ok so I'm 5'11 and around 100kg I ride a 7'10 x29 stock hipster and love it . Super fun fast and paddle well . I have a 8'3 x 29.5 x 115 custom that thinner than the stock 8'3 and rips in big waves ( it's for sale on sea breeze if your interested) scotty makes a great board the hipster is a short rippable board that's stable and super fun



















cbigsup
381 posts
Friday , 8 Nov 2019 5:56AM
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Nugdam said..

Brenno said..


Nugdam said..



Brenno said..
Interested to hear feedback on this too. Every time I start considering a hipster twin, I get my hipster twin longboard on something steep, and drive the f out of it and think "why bother?"





They certainly rip in most situations. I was out on the weekend on a 4 foot break at lowtide with a bucket load of shortboarders and went a small hipster would be perfect right now .




Stop it Nugdam, you're tempting me again!



You ride about the same size boards as me.. Maybe you should do it and leave one of your awesome reviews . I think the 8'3 Would be the go.


Brenno - You def need one mate!
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Ishie
NSW, 18 posts
Friday , 8 Nov 2019 9:52PM
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I had the 7'10, which was pushing my limits stability-wise (I am 88kg), but super fun on the wave. Instant acceleration and really knifey turns.

Scotchman72
QLD, 110 posts
Friday , 8 Nov 2019 9:51PM
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Nugdam said..
Hi all,

Just looking to see who out there is loving there hipster twins and what you think of them? pros/cons etc..
They seem like they are fairly wide for the length of them, thinking they will be super stable still with that bit of extra width.

I am currently riding the 10 footer and the 9'2 hipster longboards and I am looking at getting the 8'3 x 31 120l model for the bigger steeper days ( plus probabaly every other day in between on the lower tides) . I love the longboard versions they are super fun and I have taken them out in some awesome swell.


hi Nugdam

i was going to buy the 8.6 x 31.5 134 ltr unfortunately after being told it was in stock when i arrived in the shop it wasnt
so thought id go the 8'10 as i have an 8'10 creek what ive found is its to corky and unstable for my weight at only 85kg the 8'10 is 32 wide and i think its like 145ltr so to much float for me
great on a wave turns with ease just not as stable as i would have thought but im assuming thats because of my weight and the board being corky need to get the 8'8 :) if your in brissy happy for you to borrow my 8'10 to see what you think

Nugdam
QLD, 322 posts
Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 5:16AM
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Scotchman72 said..

Nugdam said..
Hi all,

Just looking to see who out there is loving there hipster twins and what you think of them? pros/cons etc..
They seem like they are fairly wide for the length of them, thinking they will be super stable still with that bit of extra width.

I am currently riding the 10 footer and the 9'2 hipster longboards and I am looking at getting the 8'3 x 31 120l model for the bigger steeper days ( plus probabaly every other day in between on the lower tides) . I love the longboard versions they are super fun and I have taken them out in some awesome swell.



hi Nugdam

i was going to buy the 8.6 x 31.5 134 ltr unfortunately after being told it was in stock when i arrived in the shop it wasnt
so thought id go the 8'10 as i have an 8'10 creek what ive found is its to corky and unstable for my weight at only 85kg the 8'10 is 32 wide and i think its like 145ltr so to much float for me
great on a wave turns with ease just not as stable as i would have thought but im assuming thats because of my weight and the board being corky need to get the 8'8 :) if your in brissy happy for you to borrow my 8'10 to see what you think


Cheers mate, you'll have to come up for a session at caloundra .
I weigh in at about 95kg and I'm riding around 120l at the moment. So the 8 or 8'3 seemed to fit the bill the most.

SUPSMURF
NSW, 161 posts
Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 10:48AM
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I've got a custom 7'6" x 28" wide in the early 90 litre range. I wanted something that was as stable as my old Minion shape but surfs as good as my 7'6" JP Pro. The best thing I did was to talk to Scotty. The guy is very generous with his time and after I told him my stats and ability we nutted out the final dimensions. I love everything about the board, its stability, the way it surfs, the construction, weight, etc. Oh and the boys gave it a killer water camo paint job. Its a keeper for sure.


cbigsup
381 posts
Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 9:00AM
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Suweet as!

Emeboy
NSW, 270 posts
Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 2:34PM
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slugga said..
Ok so I'm 5'11 and around 100kg I ride a 7'10 x29 stock hipster and love it . Super fun fast and paddle well . I have a 8'3 x 29.5 x 115 custom that thinner than the stock 8'3 and rips in big waves ( it's for sale on sea breeze if your interested) scotty makes a great board the hipster is a short rippable board that's stable and super fun




















Holy heck Slugga.. Tearing it a new one here!!! Great pics.....

So you are a bigger fella like me... and the 7'10x29 keeps you up okay?? How about in choppier or moving water? For sure on the wave it will be an absolute beast but what about in between waves?

slugga
VIC, 164 posts
Sunday , 10 Nov 2019 8:32PM
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Emeboy said..

slugga said..
Ok so I'm 5'11 and around 100kg I ride a 7'10 x29 stock hipster and love it . Super fun fast and paddle well . I have a 8'3 x 29.5 x 115 custom that thinner than the stock 8'3 and rips in big waves ( it's for sale on sea breeze if your interested) scotty makes a great board the hipster is a short rippable board that's stable and super fun




















Holy heck Slugga.. Tearing it a new one here!!! Great pics.....

So you are a bigger fella like me... and the 7'10x29 keeps you up okay?? How about in choppier or moving water? For sure on the wave it will be an absolute beast but what about in between waves?


Mate I sit on my board with the surfers pop up when set comes but no trouble standing on board the width works with these boards the 7'10 surfs unreal and catches waves super easy. Can't go wrong .. im looking at at 7'8 if I can drop few kgs .

Mark Horn
WA, 20 posts
Sunday , 10 Nov 2019 7:59PM
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Brenno said..
Interested to hear feedback on this too. Every time I start considering a hipster twin, I get my hipster twin longboard on something steep, and drive the f out of it and think "why bother?"


I'm with you Brenno. My 9'2" hipster Longboard just handles everything so amazingly I wonder about why I have another board (Spitfire 8'3") at all. Doesn't stop me wanting a 7'8" X 28" Hipster though (I'm 78 kg) . I do also think a lot about getting a smaller custom hipster (short) Longboard. Something like 8'4" X 27 (or 28). A bit like an Infinity Round Nose Blur except a Smik and a Hipster

benjl
262 posts
Monday , 11 Nov 2019 1:23PM
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HVe any of you tried the spitfire in comparison?

Scotchman72
QLD, 110 posts
Tuesday , 12 Nov 2019 11:04PM
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benjl said..
HVe any of you tried the spitfire in comparison?


Benji i love to hear the answer of this
I was going to buy a spitfire but ended up buying the 8'10 short Mac great board

cbigsup
381 posts
Wednesday , 13 Nov 2019 5:54AM
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Scotchman72 said..

benjl said..
HVe any of you tried the spitfire in comparison?



Benji i love to hear the answer of this
I was going to buy a spitfire but ended up buying the 8'10 short Mac great board


Great to hear that there is another satisfied Short Mac fella.

My 8'8" is amazing. Different than both of my Hip Twins.

Prone days gone by. Short board, fun board, long board.

Short Mac definitely fun in all conditions.

Ishie
NSW, 18 posts
Wednesday , 13 Nov 2019 10:17PM
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Benji I have had a 7'10 Twin, and the 8'3 Spitfire (which is my current board). They are similar volumes but as I mentioned above, the twinny was a bit hard for me to balance in chop (because It was short I found the fore-aft balance a bit of a challenge), so I went to the Spitfire which I love and take out in everything. I suppose the obvious thing thing is the Twin is a bit more toward being a fish, so it is very fast and a bit skatey, and the Spitfire more a traditional carving type board. But that is relative: you could definitely have the Twin as an all rounder, it just leans more to the fish end of the spectrum than the Spitfire if you know what I mean.



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