Haydenshapes manufacture using two different options of construction. FutureFlex, a stringer-less parabolic carbon fiber frame technology designed and patented by Hayden Cox, and PE (Polyurethane Epoxy Laminate) which in Hayden’s opinion, is a more premium and quality alternative the traditional PU (Polyurethane Polyester Laminate) construction.
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.
In what brand founder Hayden Cox views as a more premium alternative to the traditional PU (Polyurethane Polyester) construction, PE combines a polyurethane foam core with high-grade timber stringer, which is laminated by hand using fiberglass cloth and a high quality epoxy resin. Haydenshapes opts to use Epoxy resin, PE construction for two key reasons. One, the optically superior brightening ingredient significantly enhances the whiteness of the board. Two, our exclusive epoxy is more flexible than polyester and maintains the lively flex pattern typically associated with a new board.
The Original PU construction is the industry wide classic combination of plywood stringered, polyurethane core laminated with polyester resin.
Polyurethane Core, Epoxy Lamination & Carbon Composite Stringer – with iBeam flex.
Hayden has developed the PE-C technology using high quality composite materials that are engineered to flex with your surfing. It has been designed around the Torsional Flex a centerline stringer creates during turns. Taking inspiration from FutureFlex and combining that with modern materials and technology, the all new PE-C Epoxy Carbon Composite Stringer is half the weight of a traditional PU stringer and utilises a unique Flexual Memory to retain that new board feeling for longer. The Carbon properties increase the Flex Speed and Drive in comparison to the standard PE construction.