Carbon Fiber Surfboards
For those who think that lately the innovations in the market for carbon fiber surfboards are parades through the Californian shaper Jeff Lausch shows that this is not true. Over more than 20 years in the U. S. market, he believes that boards today are better than ever and reveals a new market trend: the return of carbon fiber material widely used in the '90s. "Certainly we will continue to evolve in relation to shapes for each type of athlete and wave to be ridden, but I believe we are taking a big step testing new materials in the manufacture of surfboards," he says. Since the first wood planks used by Polynesians to the present day, the materials used in the composition of the boards were the most varied and now Jeff is using some of his athletes with a model made of carbon fiber. Besides being much tougher and lighter than the popular fiberglass, carbon fiber keeps the board with more durability, which considerably improves the performance of the athlete - despite increasing by 20% compared to the cost a conventional surfboard. "The board with carbon fiber costs about $ 1400, but the result and the increased durability outweigh the increase in final cost," said the Californian shaper. Currently, the carbon fiber is being used in a more efficient way than it was in the early 90s, when "cops" of carbon fiber were placed on the stringer before rolling to give more strength and durability to the boards. Today there is even a technology that avoids the use of blocks and conventional lamination techniques that are revolutionizing the manufacturing process of the planks. Gabriel Garcia, 20, professional surfer from Rio de Janeiro and currently residing in California, is a pilot test of the new boards "Doc. " Garcia 5'11 tested its famous waves in Huntington Beach and enjoyed the performance. "From the moment I realized that rowing was a different board, it fluctuates more than conventional ones and is also lighter. The first wave has already managed to get good tricks and I was pleased with the outcome," says Gabriel. Minimum of 1024x768 resolution Copyright 2011, Terra Networks SA - Get to know other countries on Earth. . . .