William Munney wrote:Is there any loss of durability as opposed to glass or glass/carbon combinations?
Yes impact toughness is lost as glass will flex more and be able to absorb considerably more energy in impact prior to exceeding it's ultimate strength. Not really a concern with wood cores, as the skin is fully supported and the wood takes the load. But it begs the question why are you mixing wood and carbon fiber?
William Munney wrote:If carbon fiber is stiff, why are these boards reportedly good at soaking up shock?
The thickness of the board is the dominant variable when it comes to flex. the thicker the board the stiffer. So you would make it thinner than a comparable glass board and it would flex the same. or more depending how thin you went.
William Munney wrote:Is full carbon the way to go?
I can build a glass board that is lighter and/or stronger in impact than a carbon board.
However of the two, the carbon board will sell first and for considerably more money