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Haydenshapes Surfboards

Hypto Krypto

Manufactured in Australia
Manufacturing Time:
~ 7 Weeks
The Purpose:

The Hypto Krypto is the ultimate all round surfboard. The extra volume under your chest not only makes paddling a dream, but gives you so much speed on an open face. The outline is very similar to an old school twin fin from the nose, with a tight pin tail through the bottom giving it plenty of speed, but maintaining the ability to turn tight in the pocket.

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Note: Future flex (Black Carbon Rails) are not included by default, please select Future Flex under Construction.





Rocker:

A flat rocker throughout with a slight lift in the entry for late take offs and critical surfing. The rocker is purely for speed, making sections you never thought possible.

Rail:

Low rails for response.

Concave:

Rolled vee in the entry, to a slight single blending into a vee double through the tail for speed and control in rail to rail surfing.

Wave Height
1 - 8ft
Movability
4 / 5
Drive / Speed
5 / 5
Paddle Power
4 / 5
Best For:

Performance surfing the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto will perform in all conditions, from small average mushy waves to clean barreling point breaks. The main focus of the design is the generation of natural speed, without compromising the manoeuvrability, and critical surfing in the pocket of the wave.

Select Surfboard Size:
HeightWidthThicknessVolumePrice
N/A N/A
5' 0"
19 0" 2 1/16" 21.78 $895
5' 2"
19 1/4" 2 1/8" 23.49 $895
5' 4"
19 1/2" 2 1/4" 26.2 $895
5' 5"
19 5/8" 2 5/16" 27.11 $895
5' 4"
19 1/2" 2 3/8" 27.23 $895
5' 6"
19 3/4" 2 3/8" 28.31 $895
5' 6"
19 3/4" 2 1/2" 29.83 $895
5' 7"
19 7/8" 2 7/16" 29.86 $895
5' 8"
20 0" 2 1/2" 31 $895
5' 8"
20 0" 2 5/8" 32.27 $895
5' 9"
20 1/8" 2 9/16" 32.3 $895
5' 10"
20 1/4" 2 5/8" 33.79 $895
5' 11"
20 3/8" 2 11/16" 35 $895
6' 0"
20 1/2" 2 3/4" 36.56 $895
6' 2"
20 3/4" 2 3/4" 38.4 $895
6' 4"
21 0" 3 0" 43.23 $945
6' 6"
21 1/2" 3 0" 45.53 $945
6' 8"
22 0" 3 1/4" 51.48 $945
6' 10"
22 1/2" 3 1/4" 53.97 $945
7' 0"
23 0" 3 1/4" 59.06 $945
Select Tail Shape:
Construction:        &       Glassing:
PE (Epoxy)
FutureFlex Carbonline
Standard
Standard Plus Lamination Upgrade
Plus Lamination Upgrade
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Select Artwork
Shaper Artwork
 None
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Hypto Krypto Videos

Hayden talking about the Hypto Krypto
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Comments & Reviews

Ask Hypto Krypto a Question

{ 126 comments… read them below or add one }

Richard Ladera October 3, 2013 at 5:47 am

Are your boards available in Hawaii?

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Boardcave.com October 9, 2013 at 12:53 am

Hi Richard, we currently do not ship to Hawaii. If you want you can organise your own shipping.

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Brad Holt October 28, 2013 at 7:02 am

Hey , do you have a big boy board currently riding a 45litre FireWire sitting on about 100 kg

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Boardcave.com November 4, 2013 at 2:37 am

Hi Brad, in the 45L range the 6' 6" by 21 1/2" by 3 0" with 45.53L Would work well. You can see this size above. Email info@boardcave.com.au if you would any recommendations. Cheers

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Glen Webber November 17, 2013 at 12:51 am

I've noticed that there is no difference in

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Glen Webber November 17, 2013 at 12:54 am

I've noticed that there is no difference in volume from the 6'6" to the 7'2".? How is this so?

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Boardcave.com November 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Hi Glen, Let me know what size you are looking at and we can calculate the right Volume, email info@boardcave.com.au. If you change the set dimensions in the drop downs the Volume is an estimate based on the nearest size. If you are selecting a bigger board outside the recommended dimensions, it won't calculate an estimated volume because the shapes scale will be out.

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Christian Eilert Schjørn February 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Hi! I'm 180cm high and 70kg. Should I go for the 5'6, or could I go 5'8?

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Boardcave.com February 4, 2014 at 12:10 am

Hi Christian, please email info@boardcave.com.au with your ability, how often you surf, your age and your current boards size and we can recommend the best setup in the Hypto Krypto. Cheers.

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Noel Anderson March 24, 2014 at 7:48 am

do they have a stringer

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Boardcave.com March 27, 2014 at 1:00 am

Hi Noel, no they don't have a stringer. The strength comes from the carbon rails which creates a more lively performance feel. Email info@boardcave.com.au if you need any help with sizing or custom orders. Cheers

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Noel Box May 13, 2014 at 9:53 am

Looking at H K volume calc suggests 6 6 , 21 1/2 ,3 45 litres
I'm 53 177cm 86 kilo surf 2 to 6 ft powerful waves in south oz about 3 or 4 surfs a week. What do you reckon. I am thinking the 6 6 , 21, 2 7/8 might be ok. What ya think? Cheers noel

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Boardcave.com May 19, 2014 at 12:28 am

Hi Noel, Good to hear from you. The 6'6 will be plenty of volume for you. Could you please email info@boardcave.com.au with your current board size and your ability. The guys will get back to you with the best custom dimensions. Cheers

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Linda Gregory September 7, 2014 at 2:46 am

I bought the hpyto krypto 6.4. I'm 43, 6.2, 103kg. This board is the fastest sickest board I have ridden. Worth every cent, it really is years ahead in performance in all wave conditions. Super fast, easy paddle, quick up n go speed, responsive, great hold for big high speed cutbacks. Insane board.

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Mike Beck October 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm

hey guys, im 15 in NJ and im looking for either a 5'10 or 6'0. I'm currently riding a 6'2 19 3/4 and im wondering what I should go for? and Im also wondering if this board is easy to duck dive? thanks

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Jody Robinson October 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Had my Hypto for 6 Months and its by far my best board I've had , im 40, 5"11 115KG for big guys who don't like Long Boards try it . You'll feel like a kid again paddling around , Cheers Haydenshapes

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Boardcave Australia October 28, 2014 at 2:46 am

Hi Mike, please can you let us know your ability, how often you surf and what size board your currently surfing. Please email customerservice@boardcave.com.au the guys will be able to recommend the best boards and sizes for you. Yew.

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Boardcave Australia October 28, 2014 at 2:54 am

Yew, great to hear Jody. Thanks for the feedback. All the crew in your profile range will be checking out the Hypto now. They are really versatile boards.

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Boardcave Australia October 28, 2014 at 2:55 am

Yeww, Linda thanks for the feedback.

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Andrew Joseph January 12, 2015 at 2:55 am

I really like the look of a 6'6 for me. Is there an option to have a 5 fin FCS set up as I'd really like to ride this as a quad too?

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Todd Ward January 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Hi Andrew,

Haydenshapes currently only offer the hypto as a thruster with either FCS II or Futures fin boxes.

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Thrasher Cravelle January 22, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Hi boardcave I'm 125 pounds and about 5'7 tall I currently ride a 5'4 channel island #4 and a 5'0 rat skull by pyzel. I was wondering you think the 5'2 hypto would go good for my size and weight? Let me know.

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Linda Gregory January 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm

No worries you can thank my husband David Gregory he is the happy customer :)

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Boardcave Australia January 23, 2015 at 12:04 am

Awesome! Really glad to hear he is still loving the board!

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Scott Penman January 27, 2015 at 3:37 am

Jody what size board was it. I'm the same size and ride a Dominator 6'10 but its too big I think

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Boardcave Australia January 28, 2015 at 2:52 am

Jody Robinson Hi Jody, What size Hypto Krypto was yours your partners? Scott is trying to find out. Thanks

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Boardcave Australia January 28, 2015 at 2:56 am

Hi Scott Penman I am trying to find out Jody's Hypto size for you. Could you please let me know your ability, age and how often you surf? This does change the volume and size of the boards. the Hypto's have been really popular with bigger surfers as they have plenty of volume through the mid section for extra float and paddle. When you send through those details we can also look at our review database to see if there are any other similar customers with your details. Cheers, BC

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Carl Pawling January 28, 2015 at 8:27 am

Hi guys have you ever done these in pu and 5 fins also the

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Carl Pawling January 28, 2015 at 8:30 am

The extra glass is that 6 oz on deck or more or less thanks

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Boardcave Australia January 29, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Hi Carl, the PE is the closest to PU construction and uses a polyurethane blank with a wooden stringer, however it uses Epoxy resin which is a bit stronger.

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Boardcave Australia January 29, 2015 at 11:38 pm

The Hypto Krypto doesn't come in a 5-fin, the tail shapes is best for a thruster and it performs best in this setup. The 5-fin would change the way the board was designed to perform.

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Boardcave Australia February 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Hi Carl, yea it's 6 base 6+4 deck for the extra strong. This will help reduce deck compressions. Email service@boardcave.com if you need any help with sizing or recommendations.

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Tim Ayliffe February 10, 2015 at 5:08 am

Hi, just wondering if you guys can add a carbon fibre pad/rail protector on the back foot? If so, how do I select this option in the ordering process?

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Boardcave Australia February 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Hi Tim, if you order the board in future flex construction, it has carbon wrapped all around the rails of the board from nose to tail. Also make for great flex properties in the board keeping it very lively for a long time.

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Chico Powers February 20, 2015 at 4:59 am

Chico asking do this board in FF tech make extra buoyancy mans? Chico hearing extra 2ltrs mans – do this true mans?

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Boardcave February 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Hi Chico, only very slightly having this board in FF will not really change it too much. The Future Flex is slightly lighter than the PU/PE, but much more lively. The only real difference is the PU/PE uses Polyurethane foam with a stringer…the FF uses EPS stringerless foam

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Chico Powers February 22, 2015 at 11:43 pm

Boardcave OK thanks for let Chico know it mans.

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Jason Shaw February 26, 2015 at 4:48 am

Hi… what are the best fins for The Hypto ? i am 76 kg

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Max Gilbert March 2, 2015 at 10:04 am

Hey Baordcave,

Just wondering who the distributor is ?
just making sure it isnt Global surf industries and that its actually coming from Haydenshapes

Thankyou

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Yarden Giat April 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

hi guys , just wanted to ask if its a good surfboard for beginners – medium level surfers.

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Boardcave Australia April 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Not really a good option for a beginner, but it would be good for a medium level surfer for sure!

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Yarden Giat April 15, 2015 at 9:41 am

Boardcave Australia thanks for replying man , and if i am a medium level surfer 5"8 height and way around 65kg should i get the 5"8 hypto or smaller let say 5"7 or 5"6?

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Boardcave Australia April 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Yarden Giat I would be inclined to get the 5'8 if I were you…unless you feel you are a strong paddler. The 5'8 will ensure you are catching waves and still give you the performance you need.

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Cameron Livori April 22, 2015 at 8:21 am

Hi guys, I currently ride a 6'4 x 21' x 2 3/4 board and looking to get something with a bit more speed and easier to get underneath the waves. I'm 23 6'0 and weigh about 78kgs.
What size board would you reccomend?

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Boardcave Australia April 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Hey Cameron, If you are looking at the Hypto, I would suggest something like the 5'9 or 5'10. Might be more volume than you need, but it would be a better transition from the length of a 6'4. And by "more volume than you need", it is not so much that it will hinder you, just provide a lot of float!

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Paul Taylor April 23, 2015 at 9:36 am

Fit old bugger looking for new board to take to Maldives
What size HK do you recommend
76 kts 5'9"
Cheers Paul

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Michael Ralph April 27, 2015 at 3:35 am

Hi guys currently riding a JR 6.2 I'm 183cm 80kg average surfer 28years from south west aus. Looking at getting a krypto not sure what size think ing the 6.2. Do a bit of surfing in Indo aswell so need something g that will hold in the bigger stuff. Thanks

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Boardcave Australia April 27, 2015 at 5:49 am

Hi Paul. I would recommend going with the larger 5'8 or the 5'9. These boards go really well in the barrel and would be super fun for the Maldives!

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Boardcave Australia April 27, 2015 at 5:52 am

Hi Michael. The Hypto goes really well in the barrel so it's a super fun board for Indo! What model JR are you riding? This will help me recommend the perfect size hypto for you.

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Michael Ralph April 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Riding a doublehook would like to get a bit more volume.

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Johnny Aces May 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Hi just wondering what size hypto crypto would be good for me, I'm 95kg and beginner- intermediate

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Boardcave Australia May 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Hey Johnny, The Hypto isn't great for a beginner, but works well for intermediate levels and above…depends on where you feel you are sitting in the spectrum, but right now if you were set on this model, I would go a little bigger…maybe a 6'3 or 6'4…the volume will be more than enough, and it will paddle more like a mid range fun board.

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Uminchu Buns May 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Do you deliver to Hawaii?

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Greg Chalker May 30, 2015 at 9:09 am

This whole volume thing is doin my head in. Pretty keen on the HK but not quite sure what size is best for me. I'm 5'8" about 85kg, an intermediate surfer with above average fitness. My local breaks are mainly reef, with the odd beachy, doesn't get to sizey but want a board I can take to indo as well. Recommendations pleeeeese??

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Boardcave Australia June 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Hey Greg, I would aim for a 5'10 if I were you…if you wanted the extra float, you could go the 5'11, but I think the 5'10 would suit you well in the conditions you have.

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Greg Chalker June 2, 2015 at 8:10 am

Cheers guys, ended up going the 6". I erred on the side more volume is better than not enough for an old boy like me

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Boardcave Australia June 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Greg Chalker Great Idea…again, it is not like it'll be a boat or anything, that board will rip for you, and you are sure to get a lot of waves!

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Pötts Ñic June 4, 2015 at 1:59 am

Hey guys, looking into the hypto, for a board i can ride in almost everything, Currently I am riding a 5,'6 misfit sinister kid, and I am around 88kg and 182cm.
Just wondering whast size hypto would suit and if it can come in FCS II?
cheers

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Boardcave Australia June 4, 2015 at 5:27 am

Hi there. I would recommend the 5'11 x 20 3/8 x 2 11/16 – 35 litre hypto. Yes the hypto is available with FCS II fin system when ordered as a thruster. However the FCS II fin system is not available when ordered as a 5 fin setup.

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Boardcave Australia June 4, 2015 at 5:29 am

Hi Michael, apologies for the delayed response. Please email service@boardcave.com and let us know what size doublehook you're riding as well as your height, weight, age and surfing ability and we can recommend the perfect size hypto for you!

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Wez Richardson July 10, 2015 at 12:52 am

If board is ordered through boardcave will it be made in Australia or Thailand. I want to support Aussie workers

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Boardcave Australia July 10, 2015 at 1:28 am

Hi Wez Richardson. All boards, including all Haydenshapes models, ordered through Boardcave are manufactured in Australia!

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Ralph Ramirez July 12, 2015 at 8:55 pm

I'm a old guy 57 yrs young 6'4" 220 lb .I've be experimenting for 10 yrs. I think this take the guess work out of what I've been trying to accomplish. What's your recommendation. I say 7'8"
23×3.5. Should paddle like a 9.0

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Boardcave Australia July 13, 2015 at 12:20 am

Hi Ralph Ramirez. Good to hear from you! The hypto is a super versatile board which is easy to surf given the wider outline and plenty of volume under your chest for easy paddling, and getting into waves early and finding your feet.
I would go with the 7'0 x 23 x 3.5 which has 60.56 litres and will be plenty of volume for you.

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Isaac Ennor July 18, 2015 at 6:49 am

Hi, I'm 5'8 (just), 50 kgs and an intermediate/advanced surfer. I would go for the 5'0 but what do you recommend?

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Boardcave Australia July 20, 2015 at 12:45 am

Hi Isaac. I would go for either the 5'0 or the 5'2. If you're a strong paddler and keen to surf a board at 5'0 x 19 x 2 1/16 – 21.78 L this model will have enough volume for you.

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Boardcave July 27, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Hey Thrasher, yeah…the 5'2 should work pretty good for you. The Hypto's pack a lot of volume into a small package, so you will be catching waves no problem, and still be able to rip it up!

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Finn McKelvey July 30, 2015 at 5:47 am

Hi, Im 5'3 and 35kg and an intermiediate/advanced surfer. I would go for the 4'10 but what do u recommend

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Boardcave Australia July 30, 2015 at 4:59 pm

You are just about on the money there Finn…don't be shy about the 5'0 though, a little more float to get you in early yet not too big to hinder the performance.

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Tracey Browne August 7, 2015 at 8:03 am

hi my son is 5'6 and 50kg and an intermiediate surfer. i was thinking about the 5'2 buti an not sure what do u think.

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Tracey Browne August 7, 2015 at 8:04 am

hi my son is 5'6 and 50kg and an intermiediate surfer. i was thinking about the 5'2 but i am not sure what do u think.

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Boardcave Australia August 10, 2015 at 12:30 am

Hi Tracy, I would recommend the 5'2 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/8 this board has plenty of volume packed into it and this size will have enough volume for him at 50kg as an intermediate surfer.

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Sam Hind August 19, 2015 at 9:39 am

Hi,
i am about 5'9 and 55Kgs and intermediate, and im currently surfing a 5'11 x 19 3/4 x 2 3/8 Beachbeat hybrid and it is wayyy to big for me.
i have been looking into a hypto but wasnt sure whether to go for a 5'4 or 5'6?
ps. i prefer a little bit of extra volume but not too much

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Boardcave Australia August 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Hey Sam, yeah a 5'11 hybrid style of board would be way too big..you usually want to go a little shorter than yourself with those style of boards since they pack some much foam. In your case (due to what you are riding) I would suggest going with the 5'6 to give you a little extra foam so it won't feel like as much of a transition to a smaller board. You'll still be able to surf it well.

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Daphne Soh August 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Hi fellas, coupla questions. I'm 174cm and 71kgs, intermediate surfer and improving and thinking a 5'8 or maybe a 5'9 for a lil more volume – too much or okay? Also do you have both in stock and how soon can you deliver? I'm flying to indo next fri. Cheers, KT

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Daphne Soh August 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Whoops post came from my gf's fb account, I'm a male aged 35.

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Boardcave Australia August 20, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Hey KT, no worries, we don't disciminate…haha. I think 5'8 and 5'9 would be a bit too much board for that particular model. I would at least go down to the 5'7. You could probably get away with as low as the 5'5, but if you are want that extra volume, go no bigger than 5'7.
If you could email todd@boardcave.com.au, we can find out what stock is available. Thanks!

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Jeremy Aston August 24, 2015 at 11:26 pm

Hi there, just wondering what dimensions you'd recomend for a human 6'0 tall and 80kg?

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Boardcave Australia August 25, 2015 at 3:03 am

Hi Jemery. Good to hear from you! Please email service@boardcave.com.au with your height, weight, age, surfing ability and any boards you've currently been riding and the guys will get back to you with the best size hypto krypto suited for you!

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Stephan Kleffel September 3, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Hi there I think about getting a hypto krypto from you something between 5.8 and 5.10. I weigh around 75 kg and am about 5.10 feet. Intermediate surfer. at the moment I surf a 6.2 feet fish with 35 litres volume. I would like a board that makes some difference but still works in all conditions for a surfer who cannot have more than maybe 60 surfing days a year. Which size would you recommend?
Living in Germany. Have you already had shipping organized there? I would like to get a board from you and not one of the GSI stuff.

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Boardcave Australia September 3, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Hi Stephan, I would say go with the 5'10…if you can't get out in the water that often, the extra float will be an asset. We cannot organize international shipping ourselves due to liability reasons, but if you can organize the shipping, we can have a board made for you and your shipping company can pick it up from the warehouse. Thanks for checking us out!

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Glenn Allen September 28, 2015 at 4:45 am

Hi
Interested in your boards and the questions on your website…..I'm 47 years old, 194cm tall & weight 95kg….even heavier when surfing in winter with a steamer on. Standard of low intermediate.
Your thoughts?
Glenn

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Boardcave Australia September 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Hey Glenn, The Hypto would be a great choice if you are looking for more performance but still need a little extra float and a hybrid shape. Depending on how strong of a paddler you are, I would recommend maybe something like a 6'8 – 6'10..if you are a fairly strong paddler and are fit, you could probably go down to the 6'6 or so.

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Greg Byler October 9, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Hi, I'm 5' 11" 85kg. intermediate level 53 years old. Mostly will surf Florida waves, but probably will take it to Costa Rica -Tamarindo area next June.

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Boardcave October 9, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Hi Greg, yeah, the Hypto would be a great option for you…good for soft mushy days, but excels when waves turn on..surf trip bliss…I would stick with one abotu your same height, give or take an inch depending on how strong of a paddler you are. Be sure (if you need to order one), that you are on our U.S. site, http://www.boardcave.com

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Vincent Drakekilledmeek Brophy October 11, 2015 at 3:50 am

hi i'm 6 foot 85 kg intermediate level surfer;what dimenesion is best for me for big waves (6-8 ft) and long paddles and performance.Thanks

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Boardcave Australia October 12, 2015 at 3:27 am

Hi Vincent. I would recommend going with the 6'0 hypto. These boards pack a fair amount of volume into them around the chest area and up through the nose for easy paddling and to get into waves earlier. You could go a little longer if you think 6'0 will feel a little too short. Keep in mind these boards are meant to be ridden quite a bit shorter than your standard shortboard.

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Fernando Loeser October 29, 2015 at 7:16 am

Hello,
I'm currently looking for a hypto cripto. I surf with a pyzel slab jjf, 5'10 and 28 litres. My surf is intermediate, my paddle is good, I have 25 years, 183 cm, and 80 kg. I was thinking in a 5'6 with 28.31 litres. What size you recommend to me? Thanks

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Boardcave Australia October 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Hey Fernando, I would at least go for the thicker 5'6, coming in at 29.83L or more. You want to go higher in volume on this board than your normal shortboard…even the 5'7 or 5'8 will still have a lot of performance for you.

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Jonathan Keogh November 1, 2015 at 5:32 am

Howdy boardcave, i have been looking at getting a hypto and noticed you give good board advice.
im 65kg and and currently ride a 5'8 firewire hellfire, which i love but its nearly had its day. So looking to try something new. my skill level would be intermediate, what size would you recommend for a hypto?
cheers

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Boardcave Australia November 2, 2015 at 1:34 am

Hi Jonathan, I would recommend either of the 5'6 sizes for the hypto. The hypto is meant to be ridden quite a bit shorter than your standard shortboard. Both these models will have enough volume for you if you're a strong paddler and intermediate ability. I would lean more towards the smaller 5'6 at 28.31 litres as I feel this would suit you better.

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Giovanni Corda November 13, 2015 at 11:45 pm

hello I m 1.65 x 60 kg. i was thinking for 5.5. which one you think is better for me?

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Boardcave Australia November 16, 2015 at 4:04 am

Hi Giovani, we would recommend the 5'5 if your intermediate ability and average paddler!

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Darren Edgell November 17, 2015 at 4:54 am

Hi,
I'm looking to get back into the water after 10 year on the side lines due to family and work commitments. i will start off slow, maybe once or twice a month and hopefully increase as i get the kids into it as well. i'm 44yr 6' & 82kgs, in my day a would have been meduim skill level. My biggest challange is getting in the right spots and on to the wave, once on it starts to all come back to me but i just don't seem to get myself onto enough waves in a seasion. I bought a l Dreampipe 6.8x 23.1/4×2 3/4 last year and it just feels to big under me and i struggle to move it around and get it into position to paddle for waves. I'm resonably fit but i fined there in a massive difference between being land fit to water fit. I've been looking at the Lost domesticated options and the Hypto K. I thought i might even need 2 x boards by Lost The Couch Potato & either the RV or Puddle jumper thinking the kids (10 & 8) could use the Couch potato. It would be great if you could advise me on the right board so i can get out there and start having fun

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Boardcave Australia November 17, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Hi Darren, I would say you have the wrong style of board all together…Is it more of a performance shape or a fun shape? (Your Dreampipe). I suspect it is performance shape, with a pointier nose…sounds like you actually need more board to help get you into waves easier, but hard to tell without really knowing what the board is that you are currently surfing. Feel free to email todd@boardcave.com and he can advise you on what you should be looking for.

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Waldo van Zyl November 29, 2015 at 9:54 am

Just following the same line of questioning here, sorry! I'm a 92 kg advanced surfer, 32 yrs, 189cm tall. What volume would you recommend? I find EPS to be a bit floatier than PU and sometimes harder to get the rail in the water. Normally ride about 33 to 34L in PU so not sure what volume for the Future Flex hypto?

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Boardcave Australia November 30, 2015 at 12:24 am

Hi Waldo, I would recommend staying with the same amount of volume as you would normally surf in your standard PU board, you could afford to drop around 1 litre if you feel the EPS is floatier. I would recommend the hypto in the 5'9 at 32.3 litres or 5'10 at 33.79 litres.

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Waldo van Zyl November 30, 2015 at 1:21 am

Boardcave Australia thanks for the fast reply! I'll be back!

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Michael Riot December 7, 2015 at 7:43 am

Hi,
I'm very interested in buying the hypto krypto… But I'm not quite sure about the volume I should take. I'm 24years old, 174cm and my weight is 68kg. I would say I'm something between intermediate and advanced surfer and I'm quite fit.
I can't really decide if I should go for the 5'2 or 5'4… What would you recommend?
Cheers

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Boardcave Australia December 7, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Hey Michael, you could probably go the 5'2 with no problems. but if you feel you want a little extra volume for getting into waves earlier, the 5'4 wouldn't hurt…I think you will still find the performance on the 5'4 to be great even though it is a little more volume than you need.

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Zack Washer December 14, 2015 at 11:56 pm

I'm in highschool and weigh about 170 lbs, im 6'0 and i surf around two times a week… should i get the 6'0 or 6'2? Thanks!…

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Adrian Leary December 17, 2015 at 4:38 am

Hi I am 5'7 tall about 60kg I am intermediate/advanced I surf abou 2 times a week what size hypto kyrpto do you think I would need thanks

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Boardcave Australia December 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

Hi Adrian, we recommend the 5'4 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/4 – 26.2 litres. This board is meant to be surfed a fair bit shorter than your standard shortboard models.

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Kevin Cappelletto December 21, 2015 at 7:55 am

Hi I'm intermediate 5 11 74kg interested in the Hypto but choosing the right size is doing my head in.. I rode a 5 10 weirdo ripper CI With 33ltrs volume which I've retired..what dimensions would you suggest for me and for bigger waves 5ft plus range? Would you go a bit longer? Cheers!

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Boardcave Australia December 22, 2015 at 12:53 am

Hi Kevin, The hypto is meant to be ridden a fair bit shorter than your standard shortboard as this model packs a lot of exrta volume into it. I would recommend the hypto in the 5'8 at 31 litres if your intermediate ability. If you're more on the beginner side of intermediate I would go with the 5'10 dimensions at 33.79 litres.

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Kevin Cappelletto December 22, 2015 at 7:20 am

Thanks , I just got mysef a Xmas present I guess.. Went for the 5 fin HK 5 9 at 32.3 lts so somewhere in between.. Do you think the board will be ready by end of January? And as I understand it it is constructed in Australia ? I read some not so comforting comments about the GSI ones.. Thanks guys!

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Boardcave Australia December 22, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Nice one, you'll be stoked with it Kevin Cappelletto! Yeah all boards ordered through Boardcave are made in Australia including the full Haydenshapes range. Your board will be completed towards the end of January!

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Natasha Flores December 26, 2015 at 3:02 am

Hi. I am 41, 95 kgs, almost intermediate surfer looking to upgrade from the NSP 7'6 funboard I've been using. Will the hypto krypto work for me? If so what size? Thanks! Simon.

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Adrian Leary December 29, 2015 at 12:12 am

Boardcave Australia thanks for the advice I am ridding a 5'7 supergrom from pyzel right now with 22.9 L would the extra be to much ( to floaty ) or just make it easer to get into waves thanks again

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Boardcave Australia January 5, 2016 at 2:57 am

Hi Simon, I would definately recommend the hypto when stepping down from bigger boards. The hypto has a lot of volume which helps it paddle like a bigger board without all that length. I would recommend the 6'8 with 51.48 litres for you which will have plenty of volume to paddle into waves with ease and give you more manouverability to progress your turns.

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Boardcave January 5, 2016 at 3:06 am

Hi Uminchu, yes we do deliver to Hawaii. You can enter your zip code when on the checkout page to get an idea of how much shipping will be.

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Boardcave January 5, 2016 at 3:16 am

Hi Zack, I would go with the 6'0 for sure! It will have enough volume for you in those smaller – medium sized conditions. Going with the 6'2 could feel a little too boaty.

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Boardcave Australia January 5, 2016 at 3:30 am

Adrian Leary the extra literage is going to compensate for the shorter length of the board, it won't be too floaty. If you're going to be riding your hypto in smaller conditions the extra volume will help a lot with paddling into waves. I would still recommend the 5'4 hypto for you.

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Adrian Leary January 5, 2016 at 8:00 am

Great thanks s lot I will order one today

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Gavin Tan January 9, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Hi I'm 34 175cm and 100kg and a beginner/ intermediate surfer with average fitness would the 6'6 be big enough for me or should I go with the 6'8?

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Boardcave Australia January 10, 2016 at 11:21 pm

Hi Gavin, I would recommend going with the 6'8 in the hypto if you're more towards the bigger side of intermediate. Going with the 6'8 will ensure you have enough volume to paddle into waves easily, increase your wave count and won't miss out on waves by not having enough volume.

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Scott Penman January 12, 2016 at 4:30 am

Boardcave Australia I surf twice a week on average. I'm an average surfer but have the occasional good moments.

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Jim O'Driscoll February 10, 2016 at 7:54 am

Hi, What are the standard and Extra Strong Glassing differences/Specs. Thanks Jim

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Boardcave Australia February 11, 2016 at 12:25 am

Hi Jim,

Extra strong glassing: 6 + 4 on top and 4 on the bottom
Standard glassing: 4 + 4 on top and 4 on the bottom
Lite glassing: 4 on top and 4 on bottom + tail patch.

Hope that helps mate.

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Alexander Cziharz February 17, 2016 at 5:19 am

Hey there how much is the shipping to Mexico City

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Nem Chineof February 26, 2016 at 1:41 am

I'm looking at the hypo krypto but was unsure of what size I should go for. Right now I'm a beginner/intermediate surfer living in New York. I ride a fun board with the dimensions of 7'3''x22x3. I'm looking for a smaller board that I will still be successful paddling and catching as many waves as possible. I'm 5'9'' tall and around 175-180 lbs. Thanks for any advice!

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Rob Guglielmo March 6, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Can you please help me figure out what size board is best for me? I'm 6ft 180lbs 32yrs old in good shape. I surf in South Los Angeles 2x per week and would say I'm at the intermediate level. Thanks!!

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Dean Wilson March 12, 2016 at 4:58 am

I recently bought a Hypto from the crew at board cave.
The whole experience was great and the advice to get the hypto was spot on. The board is fantastic… i love it.

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Bruno Amaral Pereira May 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm

hi, I'm 5.7 tall, 66kg and usually ride a 5.8 shortboard. Interemediate to advanced level. Looking for a board to take to the mentawais, which size/volume HK do you recommend?

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Andrew Durham May 10, 2016 at 6:07 am

How'ss it going? Do you ship to Japan? Interested in the HK but they don't even sell them in my size here. 6' 103kg. Was thinking your 6'4" would probably work with my dims.

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Gwen Mestdagh May 22, 2016 at 10:55 am

Hi! I'm 5'1 and 75kg. I'm a beginner (I know the basics but I have a terrible balance so I keep falling of my board). the calculator said a 6'10 is a good size for me. do you think that will work?

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Comments & Reviews

Jason - / 28Yrs / 185 cm / 72kg / Intermediate / Advanced - Intermediate / Advanced 5' 6" x 19 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 28.31L
I surfed my 5’6 hypto kyrpto in solid over head slabs in the mentawaiis. Defs the best board I have ever ridden. Paddle power was banged up and you could make any drop cause u don’t have as much length in the nose dive and its that fast.
Quality:
2013-09-26 11:04:11
Adam - / 39Yrs / 182 cm / 92kg / 3 - Intermediate 6' 3" x 21 0" x 3 0"~43.23L
best surfboard i have had,really fast,easy to paddle,easy to surf.makes a good surf great. Gave a mate a go and he ordered one straight away.
Quality:
2014-08-18 16:18:24
jordan - / 35Yrs / 180 cm / 100kg / 3 - Intermediate 6' 4" x 21 0" x 3 0"~43.23L
Best board I've ever ridden. Good in all conditions, would love another one!
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2014-10-30 13:50:55
Aaron - / 20Yrs / 181 cm / 85kg / 4 - Intermediate / Advanced 5' 6" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 29.83L
This thing absolutely kills it, from 10 foot impossibles to knee high slop. They say a good tradesman never blames his tools but the Hypto Krypto has taken me from a first year apprentice to master builder in a matter of days! Don't look past this board if you want the perfect craft every single surf.
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2014-11-03 14:11:12
Matthew - / 23Yrs / 183 cm / 80kg / Intermediate / Advanced - Intermediate / Advanced 5' 8" x 20 0" x 2 5/8" x 32.27L
Don't be afraid to go short with this model, it packs in so much volume that it just flys down the line. Very cruisey board that is easy to handle. Perfect one board quiver.
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2014-12-01 12:03:42
Craig - / 33Yrs / 181 cm / 86 kg / Intermediate / Advanced - Intermediate / Advanced 5' 11" x 20 3/8" x 2 11/16" N/A
Great board loads of paddle power when they say you can ride it from 1ft - 8ft it's absolutely true.
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2015-01-13 10:31:04
Tom - / 18Yrs / 186 cm / 80kg / Intermediate - Intermediate 5' 10" x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8" x 33.79L
Works well in all conditions have surfed it in both 3ft chop to 10ft Uluwatu and the board preformed perfectly, have had a few decent falls and land a few airs and yet to have a single pressure ding. The future flex exceed my expectations ten fold.
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2015-02-17 16:25:08
Sam - / 22Yrs / 179 cm / 80kg / Intermediate - Intermediate 5' 8" x 20 0" x 2 1/2" x 31L
Board handles well and is packed with speed, would recommend for and surfer who finds it hard to generate there own speed.
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2015-03-31 12:05:44
Ryan - / 26Yrs / 187 cm / 87kg / Intermediate - Intermediate 5' 11" x 20 3/8" x 2 11/16" x 35L
Best surfboard i have ever had. Love the paddle power and outline. Can't recommend enough A+
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2015-12-23 14:59:18
Andrew - / 45Yrs / 175 cm / 92kg / Intermediate / Advanced - Intermediate / Advanced 7' 0" x 23 0" x 3 1/4" x 59.06L
Returned to surfing after several years off and wanted a board to gain confidence again. I have progressed way too quick for this board and found it to be a bit of a log but still a lot of fun in a range of conditions.
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2016-03-03 09:27:54
Nicholas - / 23Yrs / 192 cm / 90kg / Intermediate - Intermediate 6' 0" x 20 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 36.56L
Surreal. It is no wonder why the board is one of Australia's top sellers. Able to do long open arcs and have enough speed to make sections where I wasn't able to before on my old board. The extra volume / bouancy has helped me paddle faster and stabilise my take off.
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2016-03-03 09:32:23
Dean - / 44Yrs / 193 cm / 112kg / Intermediate / Advanced - Intermediate / Advanced 6' 10" x 22 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 53.97L
Great fun board, paddle like a dream so easy to catch waves
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2016-03-03 09:36:06
Steve - / 37Yrs / 178 cm / 85kg / Intermediate - Intermediate 6' 2" x 20 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 38.4L
Great board for beaches to point breaks, I'll always carry one of these boards in my quiver.
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2016-03-21 13:04:13
adam - / 43Yrs / 178 cm / 95kg / Advanced - Advanced 6' 6" x 21 1/2" x 3 0" x 45.53L
So easy to paddle for someone who doesn't get out as often as they should and performs like a much smaller board.
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2016-04-21 14:03:49
James - / 41Yrs / 165 cm / 66kg / Intermediate - Intermediate 5' 6" x 19 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 28.31L
Board goes well in clean conditions. Hard to paddle onto waves in strong offshore winds and bumpy conditions due to light weight and short length.
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2016-07-20 12:26:59
Kain - / 30Yrs / 172 cm / 70kg / Intermediate / Advanced - Intermediate / Advanced 5' 4" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/8" x 27.23L
Surprised how well this board handles solid surf, has a really connected and controlled feeling and can be surfed way harder than the outline suggests. Paddles into waves better than any other board I've owned.
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2016-09-07 08:52:11
tony - / 52Yrs / 186 cm / 99kg / Intermediate / Advanced - Intermediate / Advanced 6' 8" x 22 0" x 3 1/4" x 51.48L
It has performed well in below average surf so I am excited to get into some quality waves soon, hopefully. Feels good for my age, size and ability, very happy.
Quality:
2017-01-19 15:05:48
*All reviews are completed by actual customers of Boardcave