ZipStitch

For zippin’ across and stitchin’ it up.

Surfer Candids: Zipstitch Surfboard Review, Ricky talks Zipstitch
Surfer Candids: Zipstitch Surfboard Review, Ricky talks Zipstitch

5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.5L in ridiculite epoxy construction.

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/ˌyo͞okəˈtastrəfē/

/ˌyo͞okəˈtastrəfē/ - when catastrophic circumstances are hijacked and some form of good triumphs. It's “the sudden joyous turn.” The eucatastrophe says that just when all hope appears to be lost, just when circumstances cannot get much bleaker, hope emerges.

This board design is Todd's quest to take a weapon of mass destruction and re-imagine it into a blueprint for accelerating new speeds into your surfboard. Illustrating how, at times, what was meant for evil can be used for good.

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5'7" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" 29L for Damien Hobgood. 5'8"/168lb

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A high performance groveler for detonating small waves. For zippin’ across and stitchin’ it up.

A New Covenant / A New Kind of Surfing:

For the everyday core score blue collar wave rider.

Have you noticed how, even on the world tour, surfers are coming off of the bottom with way less on-rail drive than Tom Curren and Mark Occhilupo exhibited in the 80’s?

Two stage, double-pump, even triple pump bottom turns that seem real twitchy and sticky and tight in off the trough. It seems like there ought to be more area on the wave face to be covered while accelerating your speed; and without a motor on your board or paddle in your hand. More flow between maneuvers, less wiggles with random acts of acrobatics; and more setting on rail in continuous motion…it’s just so much more elegant. Bring on the bigger airs and crazy gymnastics that’s epic, but can we please have the flow back. Can we have both? Can these two worlds join hands and bring their bounties to the everyday frother?

That’s exactly the thought process behind an out of the box board design my buddy Ricky and I have been test driving since summer ‘18- the #Zipstitchsurfboard. It has a hull that has been gutted and channeled and sluiceboxed beyond what seemed reasonable…and guess what my friends??…it has been a sweet sweet breakthrough surprise that creates unfathomable glide with grip, so much so that it cleans up your style while drawing out your lines and detonating up the pocket with more speed and more power.

It’s kind of a simple concept: create a board that has so much lift that you can stay on the tail block and steer; it’s a new kind of surfing actually…it eliminates the tendency to lean forward and try to get drive off your front foot. Since there is sooo much lift in the tail all the body weight and energy shifts straight over the back kick on the tail block.

It’s like riding a Persian stallion or some kind of wild animal with unbridled enthusiasm; where you don’t have to whip and kick it like a mule to get it to go. Instead you hold loosely onto the reigns and let it run wild with the slightest pull this way or that and you are going there.

  • For the everyday core score blue collar wave rider.

Todd’s picks for traction, fins, & other board essentials
Power Broker XL
Wideload Dakine Traction

coming soon

It’s kind of a simple concept: create a board that has so much lift
that you can stay on the tail block and steer

construction options & pricing

Polyester/Polyurethane

$850+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$1000+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Proxy Ridiculite Carbon Reinforced

$1100+
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

$1125+
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
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5'10" X 19 3/4" X 2 5/8" 33.3L ZIPSTITCH FOR RICKY 52/6'0"/185 LB​
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5'10" X 19 3/4" X 2 5/8" 33.3L ZIPSTITCH FOR RICKY 52/6'0"/185 LB​
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5’11” x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ 33.3L for Ricky for SoCal pointbreaks. Ricky is 51/6’0″/185lb

board breakdown:

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TEST SPOT #1 | Surfline Cam Rewind

This clip was from an “test drive” day a couple days ago. First we took it to a bending back at ya, clam-shelling point in good overhead conditions to see how quick in the pocket the wide outline would go. Next we took it to a mushy chunky point with deep spots and sections that bent out and away to sea… on purpose to see how it did there…we wanted to see just how far down into the flats and around whitewater chunks this thing would motor; around large spans of territory, and if it would cover the expanses and stay in one constant speed of motion, and on rail the whole time. To go with speed where shortboards traditionally haven’t been able to go, and without hopping or bouncing or triple pumping around sections to get where you wanna go. Watch these clips. Something is happening. It’s exciting because it lets us, the normal surf-loving working class person go to places we’ve been limited to just because traditional boards wouldn’t go there…and it makes it easy (once you get your back foot on that tail block) you can literally motor around wherever you want. 

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TEST SPOT #2 | Surfline Cam Rewind

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how to get your board

ordering options

Ready to Ship >> from Stock

Custom Order & Detail your Board directly with Todd >>

Order Stock Quick >> 2 week build

Customize your Board >> in the Online Shop

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hi Charissa, I absolutely love my board. I think the dims are perfect! I’m curious to see what Todd would recommend for a step up for when the waves get bigger. Like overhead to double overhead. 
Thanks,
Brian” 49/5’7”/189lb/St. Augustine, FL 
Proxy epoxy Hideojet 20/30 5’7” x 20 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33.5L #hideoscillous #hideojet

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hi Charissa, I absolutely love my board. I think the dims are perfect! I’m curious to see what Todd would recommend for a step up for when the waves get bigger. Like overhead to double overhead.
Thanks,
Brian” 49/5’7”/189lb/St. Augustine, FL
Proxy epoxy Hideojet 20/30 5’7” x 20 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33.5L #hideoscillous #hideojet

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A ripper whose a rippin’ sander - this kid is headed to Indo…and he just finished sanding his last two #procco2030surfboard of a five-pak quiv he’s bringing to the infamous archipelago. Bon voyage @huntray284 get some tubes for us. We’ll see you on the other side of the gold rush.

A ripper whose a rippin’ sander – this kid is headed to Indo…and he just finished sanding his last two #procco2030surfboard of a five-pak quiv he’s bringing to the infamous archipelago. Bon voyage @huntray284 get some tubes for us. We’ll see you on the other side of the gold rush.

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This is what a legend turn looks like. Study it. Know it. Try and do it. @petemendia the only one who does ‘em like this…even in a wave pool… 
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.3L #Velocimonsta2030 
Pete is 6’1” 190lbs. 
Full in the shaping room board breakdown coming soon…stay tuned. 
@billabong @billabong_usa @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @sushijoflorida @electric_surf @freak_traction

This is what a legend turn looks like. Study it. Know it. Try and do it. @petemendia the only one who does ‘em like this…even in a wave pool…
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.3L #Velocimonsta2030
Pete is 6’1” 190lbs.
Full in the shaping room board breakdown coming soon…stay tuned.
@billabong @billabong_usa @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @sushijoflorida @electric_surf @freak_traction

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#velocimonsta2030 
This summer's most popular shortboard.

#velocimonsta2030
This summer's most popular shortboard.

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Today’s batch: 
a walk through of boards in process, explaining the what’s and who’s of the current custom boards being handmade in the free world…at our Ventura surfboard factory. Is yours in here? 
#Americansurfboardfactory

Today’s batch:
a walk through of boards in process, explaining the what’s and who’s of the current custom boards being handmade in the free world…at our Ventura surfboard factory. Is yours in here?
#Americansurfboardfactory

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This just in: @keepittropical dreamweaving through timetunnels in the land down under. 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29L #holyrollersurfboard 
Jarrah is 5’11”, 175Lbs. 
@salty_crew @yeti 

The Holy Roller is a fuller nosed, swept back and pulled in tail for getting deep in slabby tubes. It allows you to ride a shorter, more compact board in bigger waves. As opposed to a traditional step-up that would have more rail line and be like 6-12 inches longer. It holds volume down the center and through the the chest, and tops off with a groovy subtle beak nose to spark in early. 

proctorsurf.com/guns/holy-roller/

This just in: @keepittropical dreamweaving through timetunnels in the land down under. 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29L #holyrollersurfboard
Jarrah is 5’11”, 175Lbs.
@salty_crew @yeti

The Holy Roller is a fuller nosed, swept back and pulled in tail for getting deep in slabby tubes. It allows you to ride a shorter, more compact board in bigger waves. As opposed to a traditional step-up that would have more rail line and be like 6-12 inches longer. It holds volume down the center and through the the chest, and tops off with a groovy subtle beak nose to spark in early.

proctorsurf.com/guns/holy-roller/

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After a 2 year hiatus from doing board breakdowns, mostly just due to being inundated with boards, I’ve decided to make it a point (due to repeated requests) to break down the latest brainstorms and board models and design ideas as they hit me. Here’s an in-depth look at the Falcon 2 & Falcon 3, a versatile groveler and performance shortboard 2-pack that revisit the reverse vee design of the early 90’s, reimagined in an extreme format complemented by a high-powered deeply concaved engine through the fins. #falcon2surfboard #falcon3surfboard

After a 2 year hiatus from doing board breakdowns, mostly just due to being inundated with boards, I’ve decided to make it a point (due to repeated requests) to break down the latest brainstorms and board models and design ideas as they hit me. Here’s an in-depth look at the Falcon 2 & Falcon 3, a versatile groveler and performance shortboard 2-pack that revisit the reverse vee design of the early 90’s, reimagined in an extreme format complemented by a high-powered deeply concaved engine through the fins. #falcon2surfboard #falcon3surfboard

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South swell and a 6'0" x 19 5/8" x 2 11/16" 33.3L #falcon3surfboard

South swell and a 6'0" x 19 5/8" x 2 11/16" 33.3L #falcon3surfboard

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