Smik Hipster V2 Full Carbon Deck SUP
MODERN TWIN FIN
Sizes: 7’8″ x 28.5″ x 98L | 7’10” x 29.5″ x 109L | 8’0″ x 30.5″ x 118L | 8’3″ x 31″ x 120L | 8’6″ x 31.5″ x 134L | 8’10” x 32″ x 145L | 9’3″ x 33″ x 153L
The Hipster Twin is just a case of history repeating itself. It’s almost impossible not to notice the performance that’s evolved from twin fins in the surfing world, with many of the biggest brands having one in their range and all carrying the heritage of the original Mark Richard design.
It’s how it all started for us, a set of Mark Richard twins with a little nubster fin laying around and thinking how perfect a twinny would be for a SUP, helping loosen things up a bit.
With its fuller nose and moderately compact shape, the Hipster Twin allows you to go shorter with added stability and glide. It doesn’t feel awkward to paddle over large distances.
Mark Richards was onto something combining the hip in the outline with the 2 1 fin set up as it allows you to draw unparalleled tight arcs without letting go or losing speed.
The single concave feeds through a double and releases to a V out the tail to give a frictionless sensation of acceleration and drive coming out of a turn. Rail to rail transitions are some of the smoothest experienced, and the way the Hipster Twin feeds up the face makes everything seem easier.
It just feels like there’s a lot less drag, which equates to a sensation of speed. You really notice it when you put the board on rail and see it accelerate.
All of this results in longer surfs just because you’re just having way too much fun. It’s as simple as that.
SMIK hasn’t re-invented the wheel on this one, but we’ve done a pretty fine rendition of it.
After extensive testing, it was finally possible to find some subtle yet significant changes to the original Hipster Twin which has proven so popular by all that have tried.
Still carrying the characteristics that made it so popular initially being a stable board with excellent speed and on-rail turning capabilities, it’s just been ever so slightly tweaked.
Outline from the hip forward is slightly straighter to give more control in waves with more power without detracting from its small wave abilities.
Deeper double concave which reduces rocker in the middle of the concave while leaving the rail rockerline unchanged for improved acceleration and speed.
Tail V has been moved further forward further enhancing its already remarkable smooth rail to rail transition and ability to project more vertically.
SMIK offers the highest quality build with unmatched QC standards to shape accuracy. It’s what’s under the paint that matters.
There are two technologies at different price points:
Custom Carbon PVC Performance, our lightest and strongest custom lay-up which not even the most expensive boards on the market can match. For weight to strength we are unrivaled.
Full Wood Glass Performance, our price point lay-up, available for the eSea Riders and selected Hipster Twin and foil board models.
Biax Carbon PVC Performance
Powered by HCT (Hybrid Custom Technologies)
Using full PVC sandwich construction method, the Custom Carbon PVC Performance is the lightest, strongest technology available, with the use of a full carbon deck of biaxial carbon, to inject energy and reflex into the board. The biax carbon is a 45′ angled weave which provides stiffness with quick flex response providing the crispest feel imaginable.
The high density foam which forms a hard shell around the light weight eps foam is the strongest, lightest, most durable construction proven over the years.
This used to be for custom orders only but moving forward we’re integrating into the entire range for the full wrap PVC boards.
So whilst the imitators try and replicate the Hipster Twin’s success, SMIK raises the bar even further.