PIPSQUEAK

top speed, grippy, compact, volatile control, acrobatic launchpad co-mingled with the power of classic railwork

The uniqueness of the Pipsqueak explained
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5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" 28L for Nick. 5'10"/170lb

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flared slot channel for controlled release

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

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The uniqueness of the Pipsqueak explained
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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.

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.

Todd’s picks for traction, fins, & other board essentials

Power Broker

 

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 3/8 30.7LRider 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

Typically you want to ride this board 2” shorter, 1/2” wider and the same thickness as your good waves board

construction options & pricing

Polyester/Polyurethane

$775+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$925+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Proxy Ridiculite Carbon Reinforced

$1025+
the springiest and whippiest of the standard Proxy lineup. Ultra Ultra light with strategic carbon reinforcement on stringer & tail. Great for grovelers.

Proxy w/ High Density Foam Stringer

$1050+
Proxy epoxy with high density foam stringer for a unique flex characteristic
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails
(an upgrade of our Proxy epoxy / EPS construction) a stringerless epoxy construction that uses an innegra webbing outer shell for a springier, smoother flex pattern.
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the addition of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh
a board that has the whippy feel of an epoxy with the rail hold of a poly

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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A new board for the daughter:
This is John picking up a new 5’7” x 19” x 2 1/4” #Pipsqueaksurfboard for his daughter Ella who is 14 years old 5’5” and 110lbs. Ella is a sweetheart and a talented surfer, and this is her first high performance board. She is ready. Can’t wait to see what she does on this newy.

A new board for the daughter:
This is John picking up a new 5’7” x 19” x 2 1/4” #Pipsqueaksurfboard for his daughter Ella who is 14 years old 5’5” and 110lbs. Ella is a sweetheart and a talented surfer, and this is her first high performance board. She is ready. Can’t wait to see what she does on this newy.

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Just shaped it: 
This is the tail section of a stringerless epoxy #Pipsqueaksurfboard showing the curved-slot-channel-to-dropout-rail-spiral-concave that gives this board a special hold off the bottom wind up to controlled buckets fin release pivot...affectionately experienced by Pippy lovers. The stringerless construction complements well the thwangy fin release coupled with power and torque. 
This one is a 5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.5L for Jody who is 5’10” 177lbs surfing for life, intermediate/ advanced an all around go-to board for everything NE Florida offers up on a daily basis.

Just shaped it:
This is the tail section of a stringerless epoxy #Pipsqueaksurfboard showing the curved-slot-channel-to-dropout-rail-spiral-concave that gives this board a special hold off the bottom wind up to controlled buckets fin release pivot…affectionately experienced by Pippy lovers. The stringerless construction complements well the thwangy fin release coupled with power and torque.
This one is a 5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.5L for Jody who is 5’10” 177lbs surfing for life, intermediate/ advanced an all around go-to board for everything NE Florida offers up on a daily basis.

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Jim’s 6’2” x 21” x 2 3/4” 37L #proxyepoxy #pipsqueaksurfboard for Ventura county | 48/5’11”/180lb

Jim’s 6’2” x 21” x 2 3/4” 37L #proxyepoxy #pipsqueaksurfboard for Ventura county | 48/5’11”/180lb

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You know when you meet certain people that seem like they are always smiling, look you in the eyes when they talk to you, and when they speak they have something nice to say; things that build up not tear down. People that laugh a lot, not about crass low stuff, but about the light quirky, and actually funny things of life. People that are positive. Those kinds of people inspire us because they draw people together instead of pitting people against one another. This is Pierce. He’s one of those people. 📷 @gcastillophoto 
5’6” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/4” #Pipsqueaksurfboard


You know when you meet certain people that seem like they are always smiling, look you in the eyes when they talk to you, and when they speak they have something nice to say; things that build up not tear down. People that laugh a lot, not about crass low stuff, but about the light quirky, and actually funny things of life. People that are positive. Those kinds of people inspire us because they draw people together instead of pitting people against one another. This is Pierce. He’s one of those people. 📷 @gcastillophoto
5’6” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/4” #Pipsqueaksurfboard

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A custom 5’9” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” 30.6L #Pipsqueaksurfboard roundtail headed to Darren in Florida. In teamlite epoxy construction with black racy rails and lime green fade.

A custom 5’9” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” 30.6L #Pipsqueaksurfboard roundtail headed to Darren in Florida. In teamlite epoxy construction with black racy rails and lime green fade.

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An Oxnard loc we dig: 
Shawn double fisting a 5’11” x 20” x 2 11/16” 34L #Pipsqueaksurfboard in one hand, and a 6’4” x 19 1/2” x 2 3/4” 34.5L #Mendiasurfboard step-up in the other...for all things Oxnard, Ventura, Jalama and Indo. Shawn is 30-something, 5’11”, 188lbs. an officer and a gentleman (i.e. a ripper and a husband and father)


An Oxnard loc we dig:
Shawn double fisting a 5’11” x 20” x 2 11/16” 34L #Pipsqueaksurfboard in one hand, and a 6’4” x 19 1/2” x 2 3/4” 34.5L #Mendiasurfboard step-up in the other…for all things Oxnard, Ventura, Jalama and Indo. Shawn is 30-something, 5’11”, 188lbs. an officer and a gentleman (i.e. a ripper and a husband and father)

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