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can anyone comment on the smik 8,6 hipster

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Created by Waveinn A week ago, 11 May 2019
Waveinn
WA, 21 posts
11 May 2019 4:37PM
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HI ALL .

LOOKING at buying a 8,6 smik hipster ,
looking for a shorter board ,like this one
just wonder if it a good one ,and how is the width at 31,5 on a short board ,does it feel too wide in steep waves ?
i am 100 kgs and 5,11 .been suping for 2 years .been using a 9,1 x32 .hokua .feels big now .


thank you .in advance .

Eski
WA, 55 posts
12 May 2019 8:15AM
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Gday Waveinn
I have said beast in full carbon. Paddles nicely very forgiving with good foam distribution forward for stability and getting in and not much in the tail. Turns with ease and inspires confidence with stability and performance.
I am lighter than you at 80kgs and prefer oversize for my conditions and ability.
As to your question is it too wide in steeper faces - i find it interesting as to all the focus on that when i use the board in steeper faces, there would be no more than a third of the planing surface in the wave. So personally i don't find it too wide at all.

I have used it in knee to head and half so far - versatile board.

Given you are in the West - give Cam at SUSS a call and he has 8'6 in demo - as i did.

I have no affiliation am a full paying punter.

Cheers
Eski

Waveinn
WA, 21 posts
12 May 2019 9:18AM
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Thanks Eski ,
i have been to the shop ,picked it up but not demoed ,as I 'm a little further south to try it in real waves ,but thanks .
I'm guessing Scotty has tested it in west oz waves and shouldn't really doubt it's a good one ,I just have it in my head ,narrow boards are better in pitchy waves .the width shouldn't really worry me coming off a 32 wide board ,just need less foam and shorter than what I have would be better too...

Eski
WA, 55 posts
12 May 2019 1:39PM
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Hi WaveInn are you further south than me in Albany - i heard, Heard Island is nice tgis time of year. if so come up and have a paddle...

Cheers
Esk

hilly
WA, 4565 posts
12 May 2019 1:40PM
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Waveinn said..
Thanks Eski ,
i have been to the shop ,picked it up but not demoed ,as I 'm a little further south to try it in real waves ,but thanks .
I'm guessing Scotty has tested it in west oz waves and shouldn't really doubt it's a good one ,I just have it in my head ,narrow boards are better in pitchy waves .the width shouldn't really worry me coming off a 32 wide board ,just need less foam and shorter than what I have would be better too...


I found it too wide. Not a fan of width. 105kg 6 2 I got a 30 inch wide spitfire.

Waveinn
WA, 21 posts
13 May 2019 11:12AM
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Thanks guys ,

i feel I want a narrower board ,maybe 30.5 .

had a go on a mates 31-5 wide board on the weekend ,it still felt wide ..and chunky .

scott mckerc
WA, 200 posts
13 May 2019 6:36PM
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Waveinn said..
Thanks guys ,

i feel I want a narrower board ,maybe 30.5 .

had a go on a mates 31-5 wide board on the weekend ,it still felt wide ..and chunky .


No worries waveinn
can make you a 30.5 hipster twin no drama.
Drop into stand up surf shop and we can get it going.
cheers
scotty

Waveinn
WA, 21 posts
14 May 2019 3:54AM
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Cool ,I got some planing to do .



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