PIPSQUEAK

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5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" 28L for Nick. 5'10"/170lb

flared slot channel for controlled release

Nick Rozsa, capitalizing on the uncommon right at this Ventura beachbreak. Photo: Maassen

wing diamond with flared slot channel & exhaust pipe channel
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shaper breakdown

A great board for powerful surfing in less than ideal conditions, yet has the versatility to hold in and run clean in waves with steepness as well. Very drivey with hold, yet has a nice crisp release in the lip. Typically you want to ride this board 2” shorter, 1/2” wider and the same thickness as your good waves board. Volume is carried into a fuller boxier rail and wider nose and tail. Great summer-time gouger.

a one-of-a-kind new creation; not based off any existing board models.

The original concept was intended as a mid-range grovel board for smallish-scale California summer surf …it has become so much more than that.

When I first embarked upon this new drill, few expectations were placed on the Pipsqueak because I honestly wasn’t quite sure what the result was going to be….reason being it is a surfboard designer’s melting pot of sorts; an introduction of a multitude of new design variables all puzzled precariously and seemingly randomly together; a gently forced convergence upon one hapless little board.


Pierce Flynn. photo: Cullen

Typically, I’ll take an existing model, introduce one new aspect of design to it, and viola, see what happens….move in a direction i.e. the “design process” = “slowly”, “accurately”, “safely”…and so on and so forth…that story unfolds itself.

However, this Pipsqueak grew on it’s own from the ground up….

It didn’t involve the scanning of an existing shape; no start point; not even a foam blank or planer…a blank screen/ a clean slate.it is my strong-willed child birthed during a one hour design session on a blank computer canvas.

I began to draw and draw – dropping in points, connecting curves to them….a flat flat rocker with an unreasonably low entry // bringing back a ‘flip-nose’ at the tip // short, wide, thick on the rail, flatter deck, heavy heavy concaves (like a tow board) // it has a saggy rail line rocker through the back half of the board I affectionately refer to as the “beerbelly”; a concept which makes for a smooth-swiveling ballbearing-like effect resulting in a super quick-turn-response in the area of the wave where the water is surging fastest (at the energy source where maneuvers should happen) // introduced a ‘step-channel’ exiting a wing off the trailing edge of the front fins = to accelerate all that compressed water into the mainframe of the board’s engine while exhausting it an even faster ratio =

The essence of the new shape =

 

no matter small and slopey and no matter steep and deep….we have a new top speed, grippy, compact, volatile control, acrobatic launchpad co-mingled with the power of classic railwork….a user-friendly board for drawing classic lines and/or the most complex surfing possible, from two foot to double overhead…

Roundtail Pipsqueak =

A great board for powerful surfing in less than ideal conditions, yet has the versatility to hold in and run clean in waves with steepness as well. Very drivey with hold, yet has a nice crisp release in the lip. Typically you want to ride this board 2” shorter, 1/2” wider and the same thickness as your good waves board. Volume is carried into a fuller boxier rail and wider nose and tail. Great summer-time gouger.

pipsqueak-tail-shapes

Nick Rozsa lays his Pipsqueak on rail. as seen on Surfline // sequence: Alex Verharst

Nick Rozsa poppin on his Pipsqueak. as seen on Surfline // sequence: Terry Houston

 

Pipsqueak popular dimensions

all boards can be completely customized during custom order process

Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
4'7" x 17 3/4" x 1 3/4"16.85LRider weight: 40-80 lb / 18-36 kg
5'2" x 17 7/8" x 1 7/8"18.45LRider weight: 60-90 lb / 27-40kg
5’4” x 18 3/8” x 2 1/8”21.59LRider weight: 60-140 lb / 27-63 kg
5'5" x 18 5/8" x 2"22.1LRider weight: 60-140 lb / 27-63 kg
5’6” x 18 7/8” x 2 1/8”23.6LRider weight: 70-145 lb / 31-65 kg
5’6” x 18 7/8” x 2 1/4”24.99LRider weight: 75-160 lb / 34-72 kg
5’7” x 19” x 2 1/4”25.4-26LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
5’7” x 19” x 2 5/16”26.3LRider weight: 145-170 lb / 65-77 kg
5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 5/16" (narrower nose)27LRider weight: 150-180 lb / 68-81 kg
5’8” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/16”28LRider weight: 155-185 lb / 70-3 kg
5'9" x 19 3/8" x 2 3/8"28.72LRider weight: 160-185 lb / 72-84 kg
5'9" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/8"30LRider weight: 160-190 lb / 72-86 kg
5'10" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/8"29L+Rider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
5'10" x 19 5/8" x 2 3/8"29L+Rider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
5'11" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/8"28LRider weight: 165-190 lb / 74-86 kg
5'11" x 20" x 2 1/2"+33LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6'0" x 19 3/8" x 2 1/2"30.8LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6'0" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/2"31.5LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6'0" x 20" x 2 1/2" tapered rail31.5LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’0” x 19 7/8” x 2 1/2”33LRider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6'0" x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8"33.7L+Rider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6'0" x 20 1/2" x 2 9/16"33LRider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6'0" x 20 1/4" x 2 7/8" full38.43LRider weight: 175-220 lb / 79-99 kg
6'1" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/2"31.77LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6'1" x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8"33.9LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6'2 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/830.7LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6'2" x 20 1/8" x 2 5/8"32.8LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6'2" x 20 1/8" x 2 5/8" full34LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’3” x 20 1/2” x 2 3/4”35LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’3” x 20 1/8” x 2 5/8”35LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6'3 x 20 3/4" x 2 3/4"+39.29LRider weight: 180-240 lb / 81-108 kg
6'4" x 20" x 2 1/2"34.58LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6'4" x 20 1/2" x 2 5/8"38LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-99 kg
6'5" x 20 1/4" x 2 3/4"38.36LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-99 kg
6'5" x 21 1/4" x 2 7/8"42.8LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-99 kg
6’6” x 21” x 2 5/8”39LRider weight: 170-230 lb / 77-104 kg
6’6” x 21” x 2 3/4”40.5LRider weight: 170-230 lb / 77-104 kg
6’8” x 21 1/2” x 3”46.7LRider weight: 180-240 lb / 81-109 kg
6’10” x 20” x 2 5/8” (sleek)38.4LRider weight: 115-200 lb / 52-90 kg
7’0” x 21” x 3” step-up50LRider weight: 190-250+ lb / 86-113 kg
7’6” x 22” x 3 1/4”54.29LRider weight: 200-250+ lb / 90-113 kg

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