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Steve 5/19/08

Zippi,

I am getting back into surfing after an 8 year hiatus. I live in the South Bay, and usually surf Manhattan Beach or the Avenues. I have a 9’0″ board that I have taken out a few times recently, but it just feels so constrictive. I am interested in getting a fish, but I am not sure what type and size would be the best for me. I would classify myself as an intermediate surfer who wants to get better. I prefer waist high days, but will surf anything from slop to head high. I am 6’0″ and fluctuate between 185 and 195 lbs. Also, the most difficult part of surfing to me is getting out on those bigger days. Thanks for your help.

Steve

~Hi Steve,

I have a few demos for you to try.
Give me a call.
(310)804-9393

Zippi

Rick

Hey Zip,

Interested in a 6’2″ or 6’4″ Grouper. I’m 5’9″, 160lbs, and 53 y.o.. I ‘m more a weekend warrior now, surfing the mid-atlantic in summer and tropics now and then in winter. Would this size be good for me? Been surfing for 30yrs now even though not as much as I used to. Thanks for all your help. Psyched for a Zippi!

Rick

From Zippifish Surfboards, 2008/04/25 at 8:27 PM

~Hi Rick,

A 5’2″ to 6’4″ sounds about right.

Zippi

Ruben T.

Hi,

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.

~Hey Ruben,

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.

Zippi

Josh

Mr. Zippi:

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.

Josh

~Hi Josh

A squid might be too big.
5’5″ or 5’6″ sounds good.

Zippi

Richard O. 4/13/08

Hey Michael,

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.

Cheers,

Richard

Richard Olsen
Senior Editor
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Conrad B. 3/21/08

Conrad B. on his 5’9″ Zippifish.
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Rich 12/23/07

Richard Casperson says:

Hey,

Just saw the shots of Mike Brady and Rob Marvich down in Mexico and recognized them since I took them. I have to tell you those two were absolutely unbearably stoked on their Zippis. Talk about midlife crisis…they’re both in their mid fifties and were acting like a coupla stoked groms with their new boards. Now I gotta have one…. Rich

Rob Marvich/Mike Brady 12/15/07

Rob Marvich finding the sweet spot on a 5’9″ Zippifish in Mexico.
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Mike Brady says

“The 5’9″ board was fast, loose, and a ton of fun. Thanks Zippi!”

Thanks Mike for sending us the photos.

Brent 11/29/07

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.

Brent

Damien B 11/19/07

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!

Damien B