My name is Ruben Tamayo. I am from Mexico. I surf in Celestino Gasca, Sinaloa, where the waves are mushy a lot of times, yet sometimes get to 10 feet.
I would like to get a fish small that can handle that size wave, hollow waves, and something all around………but small. So what do you recommend for me?
I am 5’9″and weigh about 150lbs.
I suggest a 5’6″ or a 5’7″ Zippifish.
Please let me know if there are any other questions I can answer for you.
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I’m 5’5, 135lbs. I ride a 7’6″fun board and a 5’10″short board. Looking to pick up something that’ll move like my short board but will still paddle in easily like my fun board. What size fish do you recommend? I was thinking something in the 5’6″-5’8″range, which would have me looking at a Squid. I’ve been surfing for 16 years, but I’m far from being an advanced surfer so I’m not sure what to do.
Appreciate your suggestions. Looking forward to getting myself a Zippi.
A squid might be too big.
5’5″ or 5’6″ sounds good.
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Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 12:19 PM
Subject: New ZippiFish
Rode my new 6’4″ today in real waves (well, sorta…Venice homebreak, chest-shoulder high, anyway). Took my surfing to a new level in an hour! Never thought a board that could float my fat ass could be so loose and have drive and be easy to paddle. Here’s some better shots for ya! Thanks again.
Robert L. Lemle, Esq.
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I was just researching for different kinds of fish surfboards and I ran across your website. I am 5’9″, 170 pounds and I am looking for a fish for the southbay surf as well as for a transition board from my 6′8″ thruster. I have ridden my friend’s 6′1″ Becker quad fish without any problems. What would you suggest for me? I would consider myself as intermediate plus.
Thanx for the question.
5′11″ or 6′
I have demo if you would like to try one.
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Hope you’re good. Here’s a shot of me on my 5’-9” slot-tail Zippi at a secret spot in Northern Baja during some heavy offshores.
About the slot tail: When you drop in and make a quick 90-degree turn across the face, if you dig really hard on that back foot as you’re going along you can feel the water hitting the slot before it hits the driving fin, triggering a little sliding action. It’s a controlled slide though, not a skip, much like on a skateboard. Super fun to do.
Will need a new board soon.
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Just took out my 5′5” Zippi out this morning. Waves were not that great, but this thing catches waves and blazed down the line regardless of the fact that the waves had no real power. Pumps for speed better than my short and is extremely maneuverable and cuts back like my short. The board is just super fun and fast! Thanks Mike for the great board and for putting up with all my questions. haha Can’t wait to take this baby out during a good swell.
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Had my 6′8″Zippi for over a month now and I love it! Got it to replace a performance longboard I broke and it’s been everything I hoped for. I’m catching waves in the same place I used to on the longboard, but speed and turning ability have allowed me to explore new parts of the wave, and catch those shoulders I couldn’t before.
Can’t wait to take it out in some beefy northern swells this winter…And did I mention the sick airbrush job? Thanks Zippi!
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