pods for primates : a catalogue of surfboards in australia since 1900
home catalogue history references appendix

Click for next entry surfresearch.com.au 
the catalogue #202 
1973      Large Zippy Board           2ft  5 1/2''   Molded
#202 
MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Ross Consolidated Industries P/L , Melbourne 
SHAPER:  Unknown 
DESIGN: Paipo/Belly Board
DESIGNER: Unknown
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Molded hollow plastic 
DIMENSIONS
Length :
 2
ft
5 1/2
inches
Width :
  inches
Wide Point :
 0
inches
Nose :
 16
inches
Tail :
16
inches
Thickness :
 2 1/2
inches
Pod :
 16
inches
Nose Lift :
 2
inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Concave pod :
 1 1/2
inches  
FEATURES
Nose: round
Tail:  concave
Deck: Flat with molded handles
Bottom: Five (5) bottom ridges
Rails: rounded square
Rocker: miminal nose lift
FIN/S:  none
DECOR
DECALS:
Deck: 'Super Surfer' and Whale logo - molded on nose
Bottom
'Ross Consolidated Industries P/L , Melbourne' - molded at tail
' Warning This is not a life preserver' - molded at nose.
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: yellow
Bottom:
NOTES
BOARD HISTORY: Purchased garage sale,  August 2000 
DESIGN HISTORY
Common Australian juvinile craft, originally produced, under the Zippyboard brand, circa 1970 and still in production. 
In template design bares remarkable similarity to 1914 handboard, see History 1914 Detailed Analysis Image 5 and Image 6.
COMMENTS:
REFERENCES
Other Boards: Smaller handboard model  # 203,  see below.,
Books
Margan and Finney : Photographs  page
CONDITION: 8
Click for next entry
surfresearch.com.au

home catalogue history references appendix