Wow, I just read all of these posts and it has just reinsured me of how naive the surfboard industry is! Hayden has created a product that is available to all shapers and surfers alike and not only is it locally made (for anyone that cares) but it allows other shapers to explore their shapes through a different construction....and reap all the benefits!!! I have surfed many different "technologies" of surf craft and FiberFlex is by far the best one I have put under my feet. I have a Hayden and a Lost FF and they are the best boards I have ever had!
My dad had a go of the Simon FF SUP and he is an experienced SUP rider and said "it definitely has spring!". Of course it is going to flex more than a custom PU board!! Why the hell is everyone so negative on the idea without even giving it a go!?!?!?! You can buy a custom shaped SUP board in Australia in a sick technology....one that is light and fast and has been approved by some great SUP surfers!! Why not give it a go?
This may not be the "be-all" technology but the construction is so easy yet no-one else but Hayden mastered it and made it available for all to try, Shapers included! And the best thing is it works!!!
Pull your stubborn heads out of the ground and give it a go! Change is good!
Nice video Casso getting tricky the corner gopro vid . Good surfing it crap conditions how does the board feel in the bumps , does it absorb the bumps more than a standard board or no real difference.
Cant believe people are arguing over the riders personal account of the flex pattern
He's the one riding the board. You feel what you feel happening under your feet
They should be encouraging Casso to keep posting reviews and vids
With so many boards out there its a great opportunity to see how a board surfs on a wave
Great work Casso Ignore the negativity and keep the vids coming
Just heard that Matt Grainger won the Manly Festival SUP contest. Riding an 8ft 10in Stand Sure Fibreflex - see, it must work
He could win on a soggy banana (naish ) board.
How is the little puppy going, anything you would change on dimensions ,how is it holding up?
Here are some more photos:
Looks a bit small:
it looks awesome dude!....whats the litreage of the wee vessel?
My 12' big easy definately flexes - you can feel it shimmy shake when you go over the back of a wave.
Its thinnish and long. Funny, I have seen so many snapped ones now around the traps.... Always worried I was going to snap it. But it always seemed to cope with me, no matter what punishment I meted out to it. I liked it so much that I keep it for friends and family.
And that said, its one of the nicest surfing boards I have tried (albeit a bit wide and long for my taste these days). Definitely 'lively'. Should be more of it (lively that is), I reckon.
But getting 'lively' into a board must be a fine line - and highly dependent on the rider's weight and the characteristics of the board (length, thickness) to get just right?
Reminds me of my quest to get just the right amount of flex in my golf driver.... or why I loved my Dynamic VR27s.... its a highly personal thing.
Dont want your shaft to stiff, need a little flex !!!!!
How is the board holding up and are you still riding this size casso?
That is a beautiful board man! Simon is a master. How does it go in bigger stuff?
Geez, this experiment sounds overly complex with way too many variables to quantify anything from foam density, stringer wood, glass orientation, resin ratios, sanding etc etc.
Wouldn't it just make more sense to give each board a flex rating with a bendometer (not a real word but you get what I mean) and get your sample group of surfers to ride each board and work out which flex feels best to them as a starting point in their quest?
The reality is though and I have repeated this before as it is not my quote that the front to back foot ratio for any surfer is as unique as their fingerprint. Put simply, there can be no perfect surfboard for everybody at once.
On a more normal note though:
I would love to get a SUP off Simon one day, I remember his first one he hand shaped and he has certainly come a long way in that time with his SUP design or more correctly better transferred his already amazing shaping talent to this craft.
You prefer it as a thruster or quad ? what fins you running with them?