Don’t be fooled by the unorthodox look of this board, they perform. When I first saw the outline, I must say I was slightly apprehensive but after my first few waves, I knew this board was a keeper.
The thickness is kept in the rails so it’s stable and glides through fats section with ease but still allows you to bury the rail when needed.
What I loved most is the hip in the tail. The foam up the front generates speed but combined with the comparatively narrow tail, allows you to hold in more effectively during your turns, so you can go a lot harder off the top, which has always been a downside for me when using slightly thicker, shorter step down boards.
It would be remiss of me not to mention the construction. In terms of epoxy surfboards, the hayden shapes future flex epoxy is up there as one of the most durable and responsive epoxy boards on the market. Having ridden epoxy exclusively for the past 5 years or so, the only other one that’s come close in strength and flexibility is the JS hyfi.
For a great small wave all rounder that you don’t have to nurse through turns, the Holy Grail is your answer.