- Words by Ricky Basnett
Pictures speak a million words, so we were super stoked to get this short review on one of the rad NEW Hayden Shapes we are now stocking in-store, from Ricky Basnett former CT ripper, current free surf machine and all round legend!
When reading the below there a 2 things as a surfer when considering your next Hayden Shapes board:
Designed and patented by Haydenshapes founder Hayden Cox, FutureFlex is an affluent mix of modern custom designed materials and modern design innovation for high-performance surfing. The construction combines a stringer-less, 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 vitality of the overall product. Designed to maximize speed and drive while minimizing twist, FutureFlex essentially stores and releases energy as the surfer transitions through a turn.
2. Love Buzz
Love Buzz is a performance shortboard, described as the ‘Love Child’ of the Hypto Krypto and The Ando model. Hayden’s latest model addition to the range, this model is a favourite of team rider Creed McTaggart and spent more than two years in development. The design blends surface area, rocker and performance curves to create a very all-round, fast and flowing short board. It will always carry speed yet give you that sensitivity to surf in all areas of the wave.
“ The lovebuzz was one of the first ever Haydenshapes I got , and to this day it’s one of my all time favorite boards. His futureflex technology is life changing , I’ve never felt a board with so much pop! It just seems to store energy so well and really releases it through turns with a never ending supply of drive. Surf it in anything from 1-6 feet and you’ll be loving life “