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The Haydenshapes Shred Sled King Surfboard is not your ordinary surfboard. It goes with great paddle stability for maximum performance in larger waves.
A big wave step up, this Haydenshapes Shred Sled King Surfboard is – in classic Haydenshapes fashion – not your typical looking step-up surfboard. This surfboard review covers the bases on our experience with the Shred Sled King in bigger waves.
A slightly wider, more elliptical outline to what you’re likely accustomed to for a board intended to take on bigger, badder, more hollow conditions, don’t let the outline fool you. The Shred Sled King easily handles big, steep drops and more critical conditions. I surfed my Shred Sled King at double overhead and I’m sure it would handle bigger…if I could handle bigger 🙂
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+ This board is intended for those bigger, steeper, faster, hollower, more critical waves.
+ No issues whatsoever taking on big drops and big bottom turns.
– We can’t find minuses for this board.
The Haydenshapes Shred Sled King Surfboard model at _________. The Shred Sled King is the step up version of the very popular Shred Sled model. The Shred Sled model is one of those boards when I rode it for the first time and when I look at it for the first time, I kind of saw that it had the slightly wider outline. I thought it was going to be a board for smaller, less punchy waves. But actually the Shred Sled I’d say excelled for me in most situations when it was bigger and better. So when it comes to the Shred Sled King, you’re just basically taking that level stepping it up a notch.
Standard Haydenshapes Shred Sled King Surfboard dimensions and volumes may be found at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
This board is intended for those bigger, steeper, faster, hollower, more critical waves.
- Has a lot of rocker, especially in the nose.
- It has this nice, tight, kind of rounded pin tail.
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Hey. This is Ben. Welcome to Benny’s board room. Today we are going to talk about the Haydenshaped Shred Sled King. The Shred Sled King is the step up version of the very popular Shred Sled model. The Shred Sled model is one of those boards when I rode it for the first time and when I look at it for the first time, I kind of saw that it had the slightly wider outline. I thought it was going to be a board for smaller, less punchy waves.
But actually the Shred Sled I’d say excelled for me in most situations when it was bigger and better. So when it comes to the Shred Sled King, you’re just basically taking that level stepping it up a notch.
This board, I don’t even know how big this could be surfed. I surf this up to probably about double overhead. I surfed it this little reef break, very fickle reef break that just happened to be working a couple of weeks ago in a bigger swell that come through Sydney. I mean I was taking off on waves with this board. Again, I don’t know how big this thing can handle. I would take off on these big, kind of, grunty peaks which kind of hit the reef and jack up quite quickly. I’d be taking off and this board has just plenty of volume as you can see throughout the board. I’d be paddling on to those waves really easily and then getting down to the bottom and doing a bottom turn. Just flying down the line.
Experience in the Surf
This board is intended for those bigger, steeper, faster, hollower, more critical waves. So the kind of subtle differences I’d say between this board and the Shred Sled are, number one, the rocker. You can see that it has actually quite a lot of rocker, especially in the nose. So it has a quite pronounced steep, kind of curve that comes from the midpoint here, gets a little bit steeper and then really gets quite steep right at the tip. So that obviously is going to sit deeper in a nice steep wave face. It’s going to sit in a hold in that kind of wave face and give you confidence that you can make the drop. You’ll go tumbling down the face. I’ve talked about the wider outline.
For a step up, this is definitely a different shape than most step ups I ride. Most step ups I’ve ridden in the past look more like a traditional shortboard.
Less width through the nose here. The tails would be quite similar. It has this nice, tight, kind of rounded pin tail, but then again, it has quite a lot of width through the body and a little bit more width in the nose than step ups that I would normally ride. Again, I didn’t feel as though this made it feel bulky or difficult to get in those stepper wave faces.
No issues whatsoever taking on big drops. Making big bottom turns. Flying down lines in those bigger, more open faces.
I’ve been surfing it as a quad. The quad is what Hayden Cox recommends for the Shred Sled King. I’ve been using these Danny Fuller quads. These have quite small trailers at the back. I think I would actually prefer something with a little bit more size in the back because you can see also this is quite characteristic of Hayden’s quads.
He has the back fins closer together probably than just about any other shaper. In general, if you look at his quad setups they’re always a little bit closer together. The purpose of the quad is to have a front fin and almost a trailer fin that are working in tandem. So when you’re turning, you’ve got these two fins acting together. That’s not really the concept here. This is almost functioning more as a thrusters and you’ve got this pivot point as these fins are pulled closer together. So it’s a very different set up. It actually, I’d say, took me a few waves to figure it out and work it out. It really makes it feel almost loose when you really push the board hard. But, at the same time, you get the benefit of the hold of the set up. But, you can really throw the board quite hard. For a step up board, which sometimes step ups can feel a little bit stiff, that actually is a very interesting setup. A different take on putting a quad on a bigger wave board.
That is the Shred Sled King by Hadenshapes. A step up board for bigger, better waves. Again when I caught up with Hayden he kind of said he doesn’t know the size limit of this thing. He surfed it, huge waves. Marty Paradise’s surfed shift turns of enormous size. So it definitely, definitely will handle size. That is the review for the week.
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Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Standard Haydenshapes Shred Sled King Surfboard Dimensions & Volumes available at the Haydenshapes:
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