A fuller bodied high performance shape for bigger, better waves, the Haydenshapes Shred Sled feels fast and flows under foot whether you’re surfing a punchy beach break or a nice, solid point.
+ Handles head high to overhead (even double overhead) waves with ease despite the fish-like designs aspects
+ Wider outline floats across flat sections while the wing pulls the tail in, making it more lively and manouvreable
+ FutureFlex carbon parabolic rail stringerlesss technology and EPS core has less material fatigue vs. PU, which means it may last longer and hold its flex patterns
– Doesn’t have a huge amount of volume. I felt the Hayden Shapes Shred Sled needed a bigger, better wave to get up and going
– Felt slow when surfed on smaller, weaker waves
The Haydenshapes Surfboards Shred Sled surfboard at 6’4 x 20 ¼ x 2 5/8 @ 34.88L’s of volume. Standard Haydenshapes Surfboards Shred Sled dimensions and volume at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Head high up to a few feet overhead (possibly double overhead), punchy, bigger, better beach breaks or solid points.
- Unique outline – full plan shape, wide round tail behind a wing for performance and curves to fit different types of waves
- Wing gives a straighter outline in the center for speed and breaks water flow to give response and release
- Volume on the foil allows it to sit on the wave face for a connected feel
- Single concave on the front, single to double concave in the center and a vee double on the back
- 5 Fin set up with full rails
- Carbon parabolic rail stringerless technology
- Flat center rocker with a medium nose and slight to medium tail rocker
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Hello, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom! Welcome back. This is the Shred Sled by Haydenshapes. This was my first ever Haydenshapes model actually. I got my Shred Sled back when the technology developed by Hayden was still called FiberFlex (now FutureFlex), this technology, this carbon parabolic rail stringerless technology. This is actually a loaner board that I borrowed just to film this review.
I had that board and I surf for a few months and I ended up trading it in, not because I didn’t like the way it feel but because it hurt me a couple of times actually. Random stuff, but enough to give me a bad taste of my mouth, so I ended up trading it in.
This board looks like it could be a smaller wave board. It looks a little bit more fishy, but it does have some high performance elements to it. I’d actually class this more as kind of a high performance, good wave board than a performance fish or a small to medium size wave board. The reason being it doesn’t have a huge amount of volume.
My 6’4 had just enough volume to get me up and going and even though the foam is distributed well through the foil, I felt it required a bigger kind of better wave to get me up and going. You can see, if we look at the rocker through the board, it’s definitely more of a good wave, high performance-ish board, rocker with flat center and then, quite a lot of rocker in the tail and the nose.
This board, I felt work best in overhead plus waves, head high waves as well. I surf this in a break called Lennox and had a phenomenal session on it. I surf it some punchy beach breaks and had some great surfs on it as well but despite the wider-ish outline through here which you can see, it pulls in at this little wing so it takes the width through the center which helps you plan through flatter sections and then, it makes it quite a lot more movable when it pulls this tail on the back.
Despite the wider outline, I did feel that it dig deep a little bit more size and power in the waves because it did feel a touch slow to me when I was surfing waves that are a little bit smaller. I again, got this board when future flex technology was still called fiber flex and the first time I surf this board, I notice that it didn’t sit in the water quite like I like those PU boards to sit. Just probably because it felt a little bit different but once you get use to that feel and actually, I think later iterations, as they refined the technology, I think later iterations of the then FiberFlex, now FutureFlex technology boards.
Actually, it feels very similar to PU in feel except their a little more alive and a little bit more snappy and the materials don’t fatigue as quickly because they’re not using width stringer. They’re more using this carbon fiber which last a lot longer and can handle a lot more flex over time.
The Shred Sled, I would say is a great board for again, surfing those days where it’s head high, overhead. Even up to double overhead, I surf it just under double overhead at a big point right off the coast and it work really well. I know a lot of people really like this board.
That’s my take on the Shred Sled, my first ever Haydenshapes model. I’ve had several since, I’ve got a couple more in the review queue now. If you have to go on the Shred Sled, as always, please, let me know what you think and thank you so much for watching the show.
OUTRO: We’re going to get out, we’re going to shred some waves on that HS Shred Sled.
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Great board, excellent all rounder. Best as a quad, double overhead I add a knubster in the rear fin box for a bit of extra hold. Just spent 2 months surfing a new Shred Sled King - step up version, doesn't have the wing/flier - in reasonably solid surf in South America, such a good board once its head high or more... The SSK is worth a comparison review...