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/ - 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

$725+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$875+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Carbon Footprint

$1025+
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails

Titanium II Series

$1025+
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the additiona of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh
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5'10" X 19 3/4" X 2 5/8" 33.3L ZIPSTITCH FOR RICKY 52/6'0"/185 LB​

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

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Custom Order & Detail your Board directly with Todd >>

Order Stock Quick >> 2 week build

Customize your Board >> in the Online Shop

Happy birthday to this young man @k_epic_mendia_ 

@billabong_usa @billabong  @gardenoflife @dragonalliance @nomadsurfshop @freak_traction @stancesocks @jo_bistro @shadesunscreen @petemendia @a.men.3

Happy birthday to this young man @k_epic_mendia_

@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @dragonalliance @nomadsurfshop @freak_traction @stancesocks @jo_bistro @shadesunscreen @petemendia @a.men.3

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Sunday funday . . .
Just wait ‘til she starts riding surfboards
Bucking Bronco dims 5’2” x 1’6” c 3” 
Indie is 3/36”/28lb

Sunday funday . . .
Just wait ‘til she starts riding surfboards
Bucking Bronco dims 5’2” x 1’6” c 3”
Indie is 3/36”/28lb

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There’s a tangible sacredness to every board when you pour all you got into being a blessing. And we are super stoked on this mellow stylemaster’s precision ripping. @jonahcarter_ is one of San Clemente’s finest and rides the new #Maximumvelocitysurfboard in 5’8” x 18 5/8” x 2 1/4” 25L dims. This is my latest high performance design, and could be my best work of 28 years along with the #Falcon2surfboard and #Falcon3surfboard that have come to life this year. I’ll be doing an “In the shaping room” board breakdown on all three new models coming soon. Stay tuned here and at proctorsurf.com

There’s a tangible sacredness to every board when you pour all you got into being a blessing. And we are super stoked on this mellow stylemaster’s precision ripping. @jonahcarter_ is one of San Clemente’s finest and rides the new #Maximumvelocitysurfboard in 5’8” x 18 5/8” x 2 1/4” 25L dims. This is my latest high performance design, and could be my best work of 28 years along with the #Falcon2surfboard and #Falcon3surfboard that have come to life this year. I’ll be doing an “In the shaping room” board breakdown on all three new models coming soon. Stay tuned here and at proctorsurf.com

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This twin fin right here, the one on the left, has a lot of people talking. This latest variant of the performance twin fin model is bringing new, flourishing, joy/filled life and health and glide and speed and free-ness with grip and buckets of glory galore…it’s called the #Twinstitchsurfboard and it uses the bottom line and rocker of the #Zipstitchsurfboard combined with the outline and rails of the #Twinturbinesurfboard / a wider nose, narrower tailed, single-wing swallow with a slot channel through the tail for extra traction. @petemendia tells me, “I feel like I’m losing my mind on this thing!”

This twin fin right here, the one on the left, has a lot of people talking. This latest variant of the performance twin fin model is bringing new, flourishing, joy/filled life and health and glide and speed and free-ness with grip and buckets of glory galore…it’s called the #Twinstitchsurfboard and it uses the bottom line and rocker of the #Zipstitchsurfboard combined with the outline and rails of the #Twinturbinesurfboard / a wider nose, narrower tailed, single-wing swallow with a slot channel through the tail for extra traction. @petemendia tells me, “I feel like I’m losing my mind on this thing!”

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “HEAD HIGH COTTONS THIS MORNING FIRST LIGHT … SO GLASSY AND CLEAN … THIS NUGGET IS SOME SUGARY SWEET COTTON POINT CANDY!
Put Machado quad set on and everything worked amazing. So good I didn’t swap any of the other fins I brought down to the point in a backpack (next time I play around more with different setups).
LOVE LOVE LOVE. FAST BUT NOT SKIPPY, SMOOTH AND SOFT BUTTERY FEEL IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS, AND PLENTY OF DIG ON TAP FOR SOME BUTT WIGGLING DOWN THE LINE.
PADDLING? FAGHIDABOWDID. YOUR 10 FOOT MINI MEGA MUCHO MACHO UBER MAGIC DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE. SHE SITS JUST PERFECT UNDER ME AND MY BIG CHEST / SHOULDERS.
 
The tail release and flow through turns was perfect and rather surprising for how wide she is. This baby got back. Twerkin’ on some Summertime peaks!
 
THANKS SO MUCH!!”

— Derek  6’2”/245lb
6’4” x 23 1/4” x 3 3/8” 60L #grovelchief #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “HEAD HIGH COTTONS THIS MORNING FIRST LIGHT … SO GLASSY AND CLEAN … THIS NUGGET IS SOME SUGARY SWEET COTTON POINT CANDY!
Put Machado quad set on and everything worked amazing. So good I didn’t swap any of the other fins I brought down to the point in a backpack (next time I play around more with different setups).
LOVE LOVE LOVE. FAST BUT NOT SKIPPY, SMOOTH AND SOFT BUTTERY FEEL IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS, AND PLENTY OF DIG ON TAP FOR SOME BUTT WIGGLING DOWN THE LINE.
PADDLING? FAGHIDABOWDID. YOUR 10 FOOT MINI MEGA MUCHO MACHO UBER MAGIC DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE. SHE SITS JUST PERFECT UNDER ME AND MY BIG CHEST / SHOULDERS.
 
The tail release and flow through turns was perfect and rather surprising for how wide she is. This baby got back. Twerkin’ on some Summertime peaks!
 
THANKS SO MUCH!!”

— Derek 6’2”/245lb
6’4” x 23 1/4” x 3 3/8” 60L #grovelchief #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: 

Aloha Todd!
Your call yesterday blessed me bro! I caught a really nice one. Dropped in steep in warrior position, aggressive down the line, cut back line super nice with my backhand on the face of the wave, off the lip on the white water 💦 
I am super stoked on the tail, response, glide through turns. I feel the board you made has made me better. Diggin the channels too! Super cool. So glad I brought it over here to Kauai. 

Stoked on your Malibu session too with your bud! Best times are together!

We are driving to Hanalei today. Hoping for a cool church tonight! Wanna worship The King 👑 with the Hawaiians!

Mahalo for the board! I really enjoy riding it! - Mike from San Diego 185-190lb/6’0”/52
6’8” x 20 1/2” x 2 7/8” 41.6L #monstachief 
7’2” x 20 1/2” x 3” 45.5L #holyrollersurfboard #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports >> this just in:

Aloha Todd!
Your call yesterday blessed me bro! I caught a really nice one. Dropped in steep in warrior position, aggressive down the line, cut back line super nice with my backhand on the face of the wave, off the lip on the white water 💦
I am super stoked on the tail, response, glide through turns. I feel the board you made has made me better. Diggin the channels too! Super cool. So glad I brought it over here to Kauai.

Stoked on your Malibu session too with your bud! Best times are together!

We are driving to Hanalei today. Hoping for a cool church tonight! Wanna worship The King 👑 with the Hawaiians!

Mahalo for the board! I really enjoy riding it! – Mike from San Diego 185-190lb/6’0”/52
6’8” x 20 1/2” x 2 7/8” 41.6L #monstachief
7’2” x 20 1/2” x 3” 45.5L #holyrollersurfboard #surferfeedback

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Who is this gnarly ripper on a Proctor?? 
6’0” #Falcon3surfboard in a stealthy billion dollar new construction material? 
Obtained from aliens?
Being used by the military? 
Will someone tell me what’s going on!! 
Could this change the power that the military industrial complex wields to run the world?…or should we just keep it a secret for only our friends to enjoy? …After all, living in the hood in Oxnard with real people blows away living in a massive compound in New Zealand surrounded by neurotics.

Who is this gnarly ripper on a Proctor??
6’0” #Falcon3surfboard in a stealthy billion dollar new construction material?
Obtained from aliens?
Being used by the military?
Will someone tell me what’s going on!!
Could this change the power that the military industrial complex wields to run the world?…or should we just keep it a secret for only our friends to enjoy? …After all, living in the hood in Oxnard with real people blows away living in a massive compound in New Zealand surrounded by neurotics.

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An everyday high performance battlewagon for the working class ripper….and the widest range of waves. This one’s for a grom named Ricky. 5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.3L #Falcon2surfboard in ultra lite poly construction, double wing swallowtail. Custom art by da Proc.

An everyday high performance battlewagon for the working class ripper….and the widest range of waves. This one’s for a grom named Ricky. 5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.3L #Falcon2surfboard in ultra lite poly construction, double wing swallowtail. Custom art by da Proc.

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