All Rounder Showdown: the Lost v3 Rocket vs. Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto
I am looking to purchase a new board. I have bought used on craigslist previous but looking for a new board. Which board would best fit me I am 6’2″ and 190lbs. I mostly surf Baja California. Anywhere from Imperial Beach in San Diego to scorpion bay in Baja. sometimes waves are small and slow and some time they are steep and hollow. I am looking at the V3 and hypto krypto because they seem like well rounded boards. I am planning a trip to Pascuales, Mexico soon and would like to get advice on which you believe would be best for these conditions.
Two great all rounders face off! The Lost V3 Rocket is the best Rocket yet and the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto just won surfboard of the year. Decisions, decisions…
Hey, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom! I’m Ben and this is your questions answered, where I take a question from the Board Question Forum at CompareSurfboards.com, and I answer it on screen because I think it will benefit a lot of you out there.
Hope you’re doing well and this is a question from Juan who, I think, lives somewhere near San Diego because he said he surfs [00:00:32] Imperial Beach and around there a little bit. But he also surfs a lot in Baja California, and he’s also got an upcoming trip to Pascuales, Mexico.
Juan was asking about the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto [See Full Review…] and the Lost V3 Rocket [See Full Review…] for his everyday waves, sometimes steep and hollow, sometimes flatter and weaker and smaller, and also, again, for this trip he is taking to Pascuales.
Between those two boards, the Hypto Krypto by Haydenshapes and the Lost V3 Rocket, they’re both fantastic boards. I mean, you can’t go wrong with either one. So many people rave about both of them. I’m included in that ‘so many people’!
They both work really well in most conditions. I think they get you through a lot of those average days around San Diego. When it’s small to medium size waves to just a bit overhead. Both of those boards can handle the steeper drop. Both of those boards paddle really well. They’re both great all rounders. Between the two, honestly, I couldn’t say which one I would prefer. It really depends on personal preference, but they’re both great boards. You can’t go wrong.
Now when you talk about going to Pascuales, I haven’t been to Pascuales, but I’ve heard stories about it. I’ve heard it’s like the evil, lesser-known step twin of Puerto Escondido, which is an enormously powerful, heavy beach break. I’ve seen footage of people surfing Pascuales, and I’ve heard stories about it. That is a heathenist, barreling evil wave and it gets really, really big.
In big, powerful waves, I probably wouldn’t take either one of those boards out there. I think you would probably be better off getting something that is intended for big, powerful waves, gun or a semi-gun. Those two boards, again, I think below double overhead is where they excel. You could possibly take them out in bigger surf than that, but I think really they’re not meant for those types of conditions.
So for Pascuales Juan, I reckon you need to get a proper gun with a nice pulled-in pin tail, and you need to get some serious cojones [ 00:02:27] because you’re going to go surfing Pascuales when it’s big and hollow.
That is your questions answered. Hope that helps you out one and thank you so much for watching the show.
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