Zippi testimonials?

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  1. kclibman

    kclibman Active Member

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    Was looking for a good summer, back-of-the-truck kind board that I could just leave in my Explorer for pre/post-work sessions in shitty LA windslop, and came across this little number today, along with the Lokbox keels. Digging the spacey nose band spray w/pinlines, and while it's got some seriously ugly ding repairs that I'm going to clean up, it feels like it'll do the job.

    While it's a tank at roughly 6'0" x 21.75 x 2.75 (and I'm 5'9" + 175 lbs., I know this is way too much foam but it's just for crusing), it's my first Zippi and I'm curious what to expect from it - the little tail channel is a trip! I hate that I've been in the South Bay for most of my life and this is my first go at one of Mike's boards, but it's definitely a whole different animal compared to my 5'8" Christenson twin keel fish.

    Curious to hear your comments!

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  2. Ticowannabe

    Ticowannabe Well-Known Member

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    no personal experience but i was very interested some years back...seem to be a good number of happy riders
     
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  3. Fishface

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    thats wayyyyy too big for you. its gonna be a cork. im 200 and ride a 5'9. you prob need a 5'7 or 5'6. i think its one of the best keel fishes. the CC keel is ranked up there w it in my book.
     
  4. kclibman

    kclibman Active Member

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    Oh for sure, I know it's way too big - I can see myself unloading it at the end of summer (or sooner) as it's a board I don't mind knocking about and keeping in the truck. My CC is the scalpel and this is more of the rusty butter knife.

    I've got a magic '80s Midget Smith twin swallow tail triple stringer (6'8" x 3" x 21.5"), so was kind of looking for similar float in a friendlier, less sentimentally valuable package.
     
  5. Fishface

    Fishface Member

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    sell before labor day
     
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  6. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

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    fishface knows fish! btw I gotta odyssey blade #1 putter fishface, if you're looking for a new putter :D
     
  7. Fishface

    Fishface Member

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    I'm good on the golf equipment... Upgraded my driver, 3w, wedges and putter. Got that new Ping g400max driver. oh man its good.
     
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  8. JTS

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    IMG_0847fx.jpg I have a Zippi Fish, probably considered too big at 6'2 but I am 59 & 200 lbs, I really like it, one of my favorite fish - i've have had it at least 7-8 years, one of those boards I won't get rid of. I do remember Mike was really great to deal with and finished that board super fast, it was 17 days from telling what I wanted to picking it up at the airport (shipped across country) Ill see if I can find a pic or 2
    Jim
     
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  9. kclibman

    kclibman Active Member

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    Whoa, that turnaround is mental! I'm getting it out in the water this afternoon for the first time and if it's not clicking, then it's off to a good home and fellow Jammer. I can't stand keeping a board around that I don't gel with.
     
  10. nasalpassage

    nasalpassage New Member

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    My Zippi and my Gary Hanel are the two best keel fin fish that I've ever owned. Zippi packs a lot of foam into his boards. At 45 yrs old, 6'1 195 lbs, this 5'9" is almost too big, but as I get older I appreciate the extra foam.

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