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Expert flat water and wave
7'8 x 28 x 98L 7'10 x 29.5 x 108L 8'0 x 30.5 x 118L 8'6 x 31.5 x 134L
The Hipster Twin is all just a case of history repeating. With it being impossible not to notice the performance that's evolved with the modern twin fin, many of the industries biggest brands carrying a twin in their range, but all carrying the heritage of the original MR twin fins.
Which was how it all started as I had a set of the MR twin fins with nubster set and thought how perfect a twinny would be for a sup, helping to loosen things up a bit. So I decided to build a board for the fins I had :)
The result was more than I could possibly have imagined. I was so apprehensive paddling out, thinking what if it's a piece of shit, but these thoughts quickly disappeared after the first take off. There were a whole new world of sup sensations discovered this day.
Frictionless. The board just felt like it had so much less drag. Which equated to a sensation of speed. Which was highlighted when you put the board on rail and then experienced acceleration. The next thing that blew me away was the rail to rail transition, which was so smooth. The way it fed up the face made everything feel so much more auto-matic.
You'd expect the twinnie to be skatey, where the truth of the matter is the exact opposite. It has such a line drive feeling, but the loose sensation is just how tight an on rail turn it can do. You can the release the tail at the end of a turn but it actually takes a lot more than you'd expect.
With it's fuller nose and width just in front of the hip where it pull in to a nice fine swallow tail, they're quite a stable board for their sizes, but not something that feels overly short or awkward to paddle over larger distances. (Most of my surfing is done on offshore Bombies quite a way out to sea.
Smik hasn't re-invented the wheel on this one, but I believe we've done a pretty fine rendition of it.
It just made SENSE....With SUPs being a larger board, it just seemed obvious to look for an alternative design which helped to loosen up the board and make it more lively.
What transpired surpassed any expectations.
Unexpected in every way. It has line drive without feeling like it wanted to let go on take off, a frictionless sensation of acceleration down the line and drive coming out of a turn. Bottom turns and top turns hold in and draw the tightest of lines without letting go. Rail to rail transition and feed up the face is the smoothest experienced where everything results in longer surfs because you’re just having more fun.
Moderate compact shapes with it’s rocker-line combining with a single concave feeding through to a double releasing to V out the tail. Twin fin with nubster configuration combines with the hip in the outline to draw unparalleled tight arcs without losing speed
7’8 x 28 x 98L
7’10 x 29.5 x 104L
8’0 x 30.5 x 118L
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SKU hipstersmik Manufacturer Circle One