HaydenShapes Hypto Krypto
What’s all the hype about the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto surfboard? It can’t really be as good as various blogs, magazine reports and seemingly everyone else on the planet says it is, can it? Well here’s the news, in the right conditions and in the right size it pretty much is that good.
5'4" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/4" - 26.2L
5'6" x 19 3/4" x 2 3/8" - 28.31L
5'8" x 20"' x 2 1/2" - 31L
5'10" x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8" - 33.79L
6'0" x 20 1/2" x 2 3/4" - 36.56L
6'2" x 20 3/4" x 2 3/4" - 38.39L
6'4" x 21" x 3" - 43.23L
6'6" x 21 1/2" x 3" - 45.53L
6'8" x 22" x 3 1/4" - 51.47L
6'10" x 22 1/2" x 3 1/4" - 53.96L
From the shaper
Overall the Hypto Krypto is the one stop board that you can travel all around the world having fun in average conditions, as well as taking to the barrel and open face when the swell pumps!
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what we like
The key thing with this surfboard is that Hayden has produced a board that works for a huge range of surfers in terms of ability and conditions. There are guys riding a Hypto in waist high slop and other guys charging on Hyptos in Indo and beyond, both are stoked and are getting what they want out of the board.
A balance of tradition and modern performance
To steal a line form Hayden’s own website “The Hypto Krypto is a balance of tradition and modern performance. Suited to the elite level surfer to the everyday surfer, it is often referred to as the ‘one board quiver’ for its versatility across all types of surf conditions – from small 1-3 ft beach breaks, to barrels of up to 8ft.” There it is neatly summed up in one line.
The burning question is how come he’s produced a board like this when Al Merrick, Biolos, JS etc haven’t? Don’t have an answer to that but it’s a good question eh?
Why is The Hypto So Versatile?
After some extremely arduous product testing it's been easy to see why the HK is currently one of the most sought after and fastest selling boards worldwide. If you regularly surf onshore waist to chest high slop but would like a board that'll handle those rare, classic days and trips to indo as well, the Hypto Krypto is the board for you.
how the hypto krypto surfs
It's great to have a selection of boards in your quiver, but having one board that you can ride in all conditions, is surely the Holy Grail. The only time we’ve ever struggled with the Hypto is in stiff offshores, that wider forward point does seem to get affected by wind getting under it when you’re paddling into the wave especially if you’ve oversized the board. The wind has to be pretty stiff though so it’s certainly not a deal breaker.
The FutureFlex construction is interesting, a stringer-less parabolic carbon fibre frame, shaped out of high density EPS foam and built from custom designed materials exclusive to the Hayden Shapes brand.
In real surfing terms you get a board that feels ultra responsive, like a brand new PU board for the first few surfs before it inevitably starts to feel softer under your feet. Soon enough the majority of boards are going to be in epoxy construction (environmental issues etc) so embrace it now, everyone should own a Hypto in their surfing lifetime.
simon (reviewed 26/05/2016)
Steven (reviewed 13/02/2015)