Hayden Shapes – Hypto Krypto 5’9 Future Flex 5-Fin FCS II Setup
The Hypto Krypto 5-fin surfboard is a variation on the Hayden’s popular 3-fin model, and while the shape remains the same, the 5-fin setup allows the board to be surfed as a quad or a thruster.
Hayden adjusted the fin placement on this Hypto to maximise the overall performance of the convertible set-up, while maintaining the smooth feel that’s become synonymous with this board. The rear fins are quite centralised, and Hayden recommends using the quad rear fin he developed with Futures to fully capitalise on the potential of this model.
Compared to the 3-fin, which surfs a little more freely and with nice pivot off the tail, the Hypto 5-fin offers a more connected feel to the wave face, with added forward drive and projection. The quad setup will also feel very smooth down-the-line while encouraging a longer turn on the open face.
The Hypto Krypto continues to be the most versatile shape in the Hayden Shapes range, and the 5-fin setup gives the rider even more options. The outline resembles an old school twin fin in the nose, and when combined with a high amount of volume under the chest, enables it to paddle like a dream and support rider acceleration off the front foot.
Through the back the outline pulls into a rounded pintail creating a lot of curve around the back foot. This not only provides plenty of hold in the bigger stuff, but also allows you to draw tighter arcs in the pocket. The foil also refines out to a thinner, pinched rail to keep the board connected to the wave.
The design of the rocker, which is flat throughout with a little lift in the entry, is focused around speed, enabling surfers to make sections they don’t normally expect to make. The concave runs from a rolled vee in the entry to a slight single, blending into a vee double out the tail, which gives the board great speed and control from rail-to-rail.
Overall the Hypto Krypto 5-fin is a one-stop board you can ride around the world having fun in average conditions, as well as taking to the barrel and the open face when the swell pumps!
|5’4″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/4″||26.24 ltr|
|5’6″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 3/8″||28.62 ltr|
|5’7” x 19 7/8” x 2 7/16”||29.86 ltr|
|5’8″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″||31.03 ltr|
|5’9” x 20 1/8” x 2 9/16”||32.20 ltr|
|5’10” x 20 1/4″ x 2 5/8″||33.73 ltr|
|5’11” x 20 3/8” x 2 11/16”||34.72 ltr|
|6’0″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 3/4″||36.33 ltr|
|6’2″ x 20 3/4″ x 2 3/4″||38.39 ltr|
|6’4″ x 21″ x 3″||43.20 ltr|
|6’6″ x 21 1/2″ x 3″||45.52 ltr|
|6’8″ x 22″ x 3 1/4″||51.42 ltr|
|6’10” x 22 1/2″ x 3 1/4″||53.95 ltr|
Hayden Shapes surfboards come without fins and fin screws.
Future Flex Technology
Future Flex 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 fibre frame.
The carbon fibre frame within the laminate is the key to the performance of these boards. Designed to maximize speed and drive while minimizing twisting, Future Flex 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.