ZIPSTAJET

A nitrous speeder with regulatable turbulence smoothing capacities at top speed

/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.

One shaper'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.

Inspiration to attain to; some recent cam rewinds extolling the eternal grommet-hood of Ricky Schaffer.

You’ve heard it said, “Ah the pro’s can ride anything...those guys could ride a door...they could rip on an ironing board.”
But what about, say, just a normal, core guy who loves to surf. What does equipment mean for them? Here’s a Surfline cam rewind follow up on the Zipstajet/Zipstitch hull design (from our last episode entitled “What was meant for evil”) with our athlete being a 51 year old Southern California male, who rips but is not pro, and who definitely spends his fair share of time in the water...because he simply loves surfing. This is Ricky from Oceanside surfing somewhere up in L.A.

What amazing places we can go when we have speed to burn. @petemendia inverted corkscrew in mid-orbit. photo: Lugo

Colton with a clean clicker at Zuma. 5'9" x 19 1/2" x 2 9/16" Zipstajet in ridiculite epoxy construction. Colton is 20-something, 6'0", 185 lb.

A new year converges while Damien Hobgood emerges from a crispy cavern.
5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" 28L ZipstaJet photo: @hampositive

a Todd Proctor original shape & art

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ZipstaJet swallow

The latest iteration of our most oft loved “Monsta” model; a favorite for many years. It uses the centerline rocker of the Zipstitch with the outline of a swallowtail Monsta, the exaggeratedly deep and multi-scalloped concaves of the Jetstream and four short channels running off the tail. A nitrous speeder with regulatable turbulence smoothing capacities at top speed … a board that never redlines, but the faster it goes the smoother she runs.

ROUNDTAIL:

Great for more hold in the steeper part of the wave for drawing carving figure-eight turns and for increased hold in the barrel. The perfect power surfer/beachbreaks/reef breaks tail shape.

squash

Same as the swallow, but instead of using short channels with a swallowtail, it uses a flip in the rocker of the back fin complemented by a squashtail for a more snappier in the pocket controlled tail release feel in turns. Both boards are made out of our proprietary epoxy construction using strategic carbon reinforcements. Never outsourced / no popouts. Made by hand, custom, in the free world.

roundtail

Great for more hold in the steeper part of the wave for drawing carving figure-eight turns and for increased hold in the barrel. The perfect power surfer/beachbreaks/reef breaks tail shape.

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

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Andy Irons Dakine Traction

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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

ride this board same general sizing as da Monsta, 3-4 inches shorter and 1/2” wider than your standard good waves shortboard

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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5’11” x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ 33.3L for Ricky for everything, everyday, SoCal. Ricky is 51/6’0″/185lb

ride this board same general sizing as da Monsta, 3-4 inches shorter and 1/2” wider than your standard good waves shortboard
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roundtail:

Great for more hold in the steeper part of the wave for drawing carving figure-eight turns and for increased hold in the barrel. The perfect power surfer/beachbreaks/reef breaks tail shape.

shaper’s note:

My current favorite all around high performance shortboard. Super fast, super drivey, makes everything fun. I just always grab this now everytime I surf.

Line out the door at the Zipstajet order counter, Oxnard branch.
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how to get your board

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2pack for Tim 40/6’0”/180lb/26 yrs exp
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 9/16” 32.5L #zipstajet & 
6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32L #flyinlionsurfboard

2pack for Tim 40/6’0”/180lb/26 yrs exp
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 9/16” 32.5L #zipstajet &
6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32L #flyinlionsurfboard

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Here's Casey with his trusty 6 year old poly #Mons Here's Casey with his trusty 6 year old poly #Monsta v.2 on the left and his new #zipstajet #carbonfootprintsurfboard on the right. Both at 5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" 28L. Casey said that over the last six years he's periodically tried out other brand's boards that were the pumped up thing of the moment...but...every time he would end up jumping back on his trusty Proctor...so after six years of his doing this and the board holding up so good for so long...it was time for the newest everyday board in a carbon epoxy upgrade...the happy day has arrived :) Casey is 27, 5'9", 168 lbs. #madetoperform #builttolast

Here's Casey with his trusty 6 year old poly #Monsta v.2 on the left and his new #zipstajet #carbonfootprintsurfboard on the right. Both at 5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" 28L. Casey said that over the last six years he's periodically tried out other brand's boards that were the pumped up thing of the moment…but…every time he would end up jumping back on his trusty Proctor…so after six years of his doing this and the board holding up so good for so long…it was time for the newest everyday board in a carbon epoxy upgrade…the happy day has arrived 🙂 Casey is 27, 5'9", 168 lbs. #madetoperform #builttolast

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The band U2 once said, “Charles Manson stole thi The band U2 once said, “Charles Manson stole this song from the Beatles, but we’re stealing it back.” It was in reference to the song Helter Skelter. U2 took back a song that had had its meaning twisted by the Manson thugs; U2 took what was meant for evil...and redesignated it for good. That’s called redemption and sometimes even referred to as salvation...where the ugly thing is flipped on its head, transformed, and re-imagined / re-purposed into something that breathes life rather than death. There was even a new word invented for this phenomenon by the late Lord off the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien; Tolkien called it a “eucatastophe” - where catastrophic events are uprooted and bring forth transformed life from the ashes. That’s the genesis of this latest design - the #Zipstajet (part Zipstitch, part Monsta, part Jetstream). It was philosophically, even spiritually generated as a vision of transformation... from bombs into boards. And it is a breakthrough concept for board performance...glide and grip and unlimited speed... revealed in the most unlikely of venues: WWII. This is just a design breakdown snippet, but go check the full epiphany now playing as Editor’s Pick on Surfline.com and on the Proctorsurf.com homepage. 
It’s titled “What was Meant for Evil...” stay tuned for highflyin’ action coming soon from this redeemed beast.

The band U2 once said, “Charles Manson stole this song from the Beatles, but we’re stealing it back.” It was in reference to the song Helter Skelter. U2 took back a song that had had its meaning twisted by the Manson thugs; U2 took what was meant for evil…and redesignated it for good. That’s called redemption and sometimes even referred to as salvation…where the ugly thing is flipped on its head, transformed, and re-imagined / re-purposed into something that breathes life rather than death. There was even a new word invented for this phenomenon by the late Lord off the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien; Tolkien called it a “eucatastophe” – where catastrophic events are uprooted and bring forth transformed life from the ashes. That’s the genesis of this latest design – the #Zipstajet (part Zipstitch, part Monsta, part Jetstream). It was philosophically, even spiritually generated as a vision of transformation… from bombs into boards. And it is a breakthrough concept for board performance…glide and grip and unlimited speed… revealed in the most unlikely of venues: WWII. This is just a design breakdown snippet, but go check the full epiphany now playing as Editor’s Pick on Surfline.com and on the Proctorsurf.com homepage.
It’s titled “What was Meant for Evil…” stay tuned for highflyin’ action coming soon from this redeemed beast.

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Some groms with their new blades: (left to right) Some groms with their new blades: (left to right) - 5'11" x 19 3/4" x 2 5/8" #Zipstajet stringerless epoxy in #techtonaught / #exoskeletonsurfboard construction for Ricky 5'11" 180lbs., 6'0" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" 27.5L #Shalomicintervention for Nate who is 15, 6'0", 160lbs., and a 5'11" x 18 3/4" x 2 5/16" 27L #Flyinlionsurfboard 🦁 for Riley who is 17, 5'11", 155lbs. Peeps wuz shreddin' on this day.

Some groms with their new blades: (left to right) – 5'11" x 19 3/4" x 2 5/8" #Zipstajet stringerless epoxy in #techtonaught / #exoskeletonsurfboard construction for Ricky 5'11" 180lbs., 6'0" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" 27.5L #Shalomicintervention for Nate who is 15, 6'0", 160lbs., and a 5'11" x 18 3/4" x 2 5/16" 27L #Flyinlionsurfboard 🦁 for Riley who is 17, 5'11", 155lbs. Peeps wuz shreddin' on this day.

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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: (From a pre Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: (From a previous post regarding a 5’10” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” 31.2L duplicate of a magic #Monstasurfboard v-1.3 / #Zipstajet (top board) but this time we went with a swallowtail and short channels off the tail - bottom board)...”Wow is all I can say!! I was finally able to ride this board, on this last Cali swell. Went to a local Newport spot where mick fanning was spotted. 4’-6’ beach break barrels on tap. First wave - the board stuck, flew and released when I wanted it to. Now my confidence peaked, I felt as if I was on drugs I was so stoked. This board is beyond magic. After our session a buddy says to me “man, that’s the best I’ve ever seen you surf, you were so confident, charging and ripping”. Having confidence is such a huge part of surfing - like 50/50 confidence and ability. 🙌🏻 thx proctor!! That’s a review btw - I think every surfer should own this board, it’s a well rounded shredding machine!!!” —Christian 36/5’9”/190lb #surferfeedback 
One day at a time, one board at a time, one surfer at a time #equippingyouforthejourney #thejourneyisthedestination

Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: (From a previous post regarding a 5’10” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” 31.2L duplicate of a magic #Monstasurfboard v-1.3 / #Zipstajet (top board) but this time we went with a swallowtail and short channels off the tail – bottom board)…”Wow is all I can say!! I was finally able to ride this board, on this last Cali swell. Went to a local Newport spot where mick fanning was spotted. 4’-6’ beach break barrels on tap. First wave – the board stuck, flew and released when I wanted it to. Now my confidence peaked, I felt as if I was on drugs I was so stoked. This board is beyond magic. After our session a buddy says to me “man, that’s the best I’ve ever seen you surf, you were so confident, charging and ripping”. Having confidence is such a huge part of surfing – like 50/50 confidence and ability. 🙌🏻 thx proctor!! That’s a review btw – I think every surfer should own this board, it’s a well rounded shredding machine!!!” —Christian 36/5’9”/190lb #surferfeedback
One day at a time, one board at a time, one surfer at a time #equippingyouforthejourney #thejourneyisthedestination

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Malibu Carl and Pascal with a freshy just in time Malibu Carl and Pascal with a freshy just in time for the swell. 5'10" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/2" #Zipstajet

Malibu Carl and Pascal with a freshy just in time for the swell. 5'10" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/2" #Zipstajet

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