In this episode of the FCS series Behind the Curtain, JS talks about the development and success of our HYFI epoxy construction. From the years of trial and error before its release to the public, to the constant and rapid change of surfboards in 2018, we're at the stage where Traktor Team riders are winning events on HYFIs, while our friends and long time customers are giving us more and more feedback of "best board ever" about HYFIs they surf every day at home.
A week ago, Julian Wilson had never been to the Surf Ranch in Lemoore. With plenty of motivation from a completely new CT format, world title points on the line, and a high performance playground unlike anywhere else, he packed his boardbag full of regular shorties and a few spicy options in our new tech, and left early enough to try anything he wanted in the wavepool before the rest of the circus got to town.
Right from Julian's first warm-up, his favourite board was a HYFI Air 17. The construction's extra speed and pop matches the wave perfectly, plus, JW was always going to be looking at the ramps more than any other section.
After a full day of testing, Jules understandably wanted to try a few more HYFIs, so we asked our USA sales manager Dayton to bring in some stock boards and see which one felt best: