I just came back from a session with madly gusty and strong winds. Those sort of winds which take you into the third storey during a gust and let you come down VERY quickly if the wind dies off during the jump....
1. How do you reinforce a board to withstand this conditions? I found they always break between the footstrap plugs or in the middle. Boards always have a compression dent on the deck. The bottom seems to be fine. How do you combat compression breakage on the deck? Will carbon or glass pads be better? Will pure strenght (carbon) or flex (glass) work ?
2. Is it better to put the reinforcements in first (i.e. closest to the foam and than start with the normal carbon-lay-up) or to put on the other layers (glass and UD carbon) closest to the foam and the pads on top?
3. Breakage was so far always in a straight line perpendicular to the length of the board. Will it make sense to use uni-directional fibre in the longitudinal axis or in an angle (45 degrees to the length-axis of the board) to spread the load?
Tell me about your experiences!