Kite2Heaven wrote:If i remember correctly - there is a Sth african kiteboard shaper with a vid of driving over his boards to show strength...
I have the same problem and dont believe there is a board that feels like a surfboard that will hold up to jumping. The closest I have come across are boards by Doyle in the Gorge. I don't own one but am considering it for my next board. I have heard nothing but good things about these boards and not heard of one issue. They are a bit on the heavy side but flex is good and they have a nice feel in the water.
I have the same problem and dont believe there is a board that feels like a surfboard that will hold up to jumping.
Combinations of cabon, + Kevlar with glass should generally be avoided. especially in a patch . they have much higher stiffness than glass meaning that when the assembly flexes the carbon or Kevlar takes virtually all the load and will fail first while the glass is just along for the ride.
Most people assume Kevlar has high impact toughness.....it doesn't. It will fail in impact (drop testing) before glass. The fibers tend to stay intact however...giving you a nice aramid woven basket to take home your broken surfboard in.
Yup! Many builders/shapers will throw exotic materials into the mix purely for marketing purposes,and the majority of end users love the idea and buy into it lock, stock and barrel.
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