Charissa and Todd,
First, the new boards are straight fire. I’m having loads of fun.
The zipsta is the most predictable, stable and user friendly board you’ve made me – by far.
I can use it in everything 4-8ft OB. Entry into waves is super easy, has plenty of speed, gets through the burger sections no problem and can attack the bowly/punchy sections like a dream. If I could only have one board in my quiver it would be the Zipsta. I highly suggest this board for anyone surfing OB.
In contrast, the superabound is a great board to have for the good OB days when it’s hitting the bars perfectly – while zipsta doesn’t get close to the surgical turns you can get with superabound. But we get so many mediocre days here. The superabound struggles with the burger sections and pushes so much water when the waves aren’t hitting the bars perfectly and tend to be a bit backed up. The zipsta a perfect compliment for these reasons.
Cheers, Ryan 34/5’11″/160lb
ZipstaJet Proxy epoxy teamlite 5’11” x 19″ x 2 3/8″ 28.25L swallow
Superabound Proxy epoxy teamlite 6’1″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/8″ 27.3L thumbtail