Fin system: Futures Quad with Longboard Centre (Not included)
Rider ability: Intermediate to Pro
Tail Shape: Diamond
The Plunder from Haydenshapes is a full plan shaped, small wave performance board that is easy to paddle and generates speed with ease. With a longboard centre fin box, and four Futures boxes, you can ride this board with a variety of fin set ups to suit your mood. With the wide point pushed right up towards the nose, the board picks up waves and trims with lots of speed even in smaller, weaker surf. The diamond tail combined with a subtle hip towards the back fins means you can still get this board on rail, despite its floaty, hybrid appearance. With a relatively flat rocker throughout, rolled Vee concave on entry and double Vee out of the tail, the Plunder makes the most out of even the smallest of surf, picking up speed easily and carrying that down the line and through turns. With the fin box selection that Hayden has chosen, the Plunder can be ridden in a variety of ways depending on what style of surfing you want to emulate. With just the single centre fin being used, pushed towards the back of the box, the board feels free-flowing with lots of pivot off the tail and through the back foot. Push the centre fin forward towards the nose, and include two side bites, the board will feel more like a traditional thruster, with more drive and control. Finally, remove the centre fin and ride the board as a quad, and the board will fly down the line with tonnes of drive and increased release off the top. Futureflex Construction: Designed by Hayden Shapes founder Hayden Cox, Future Flex is a revolutionary construction that combines a stringer-less, custom shaped EPS core with biaxial fibreglass, epoxy resin and a parabolic carbon fibre frame. The outcome is a construction that offers speed like no other by storing and then releasing energy at the board transitions through various turns and manoeuvres.