Yesterday Hayden Cox of Hayden Shapes rolled through the shop to say hello, give some hi fives, and talk about what he’s going on! Steve and I were very impressed, Hayden knows his craft very well and to put it simply… he gets it. He’s got a great line up and we’re super stoked on his board the Hypto Krypto and the Psychedelic germ, one of the first production boards to feature sidecut! Remember we like sidecut…
The Hypto Krypto is the most versatile shape in the Haydenshapes range, enabling it to be ridden in waves from 1ft to 8ft. It paddles like a dream due to the volume and flatter rocker. You ride the Hypto Krypto on the open face, drawing fast, flowing lines with all the speed it provides.
The outline resembles an old school twin fin in the nose, yet pulls into a rounded pin tail which will give you plenty of hold in the bigger stuff, and provide a lot of curve around the back foot. You can use the wider, straighter outline forward on the board to give you speed down the line and the rounded pintail to draw tighter arcs in the pocket.
Although the rocker of the Hypto Krypto is flat, Hayden has snuck in a little extra lift in the entry to add some curve up front; this helps taking off late, or turning in the steeper sections of the wave. The design of the rocker has been focused around speed, and more speed! The Hypto has never been shaped as a quad because it is too fast already, you’ll find yourself making sections down the line that you would never expect to make.
The foil has plenty of volume around the chest and center area of the board, yet it refines out to a thinner, more pinched rail to keep the board connected to the wave. The concave runs from a rolled vee in the entry, to a slight single transitioning into a vee double out the tail, which gives the board great speed and control from rail to rail.
The Hypto Krypto and most of Hayden’s Shapes are created using Future Flex. FutureFlex represents the very latest in surfboard technology and design. The construction process combines a stringerless, high-density custom shaped EPS core laminated with biaxial fiberglass, epoxy resin and a parabolic carbon fiber frame. The carbon fiber frame within the laminate is the key to the performance of these boards. Designed to maximize speed and drive while minimizing twisting, FutureFlex boards essentially store and release energy as the surfer transitions through a turn. The result is a fast and lively, highly responsive surfboard that’s perfectly geared for high performance surfing.
LENGTH WIDTH THICK VOLUME
5’4” 19 1/2” 2 1/4” 27.08 ltr
5’6” 19 3/4” 2 3/8” 29.7 ltr
5’8” 20” 2 1/2” 31 ltr
5’10” 20 1/4” 2 5/8” 33.79 ltr
6’0” 20 1/2” 2 3/4” 36.56 ltr