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    next material for future windsurfs

    http://easycycling.com/graphene-is-t...ber-for-bikes/

    interesting area of research what do you guys think, a future of literally bomb proof boards .

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    Senior Member FKPhil's Avatar
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    No. It’s all just sp2 hype bridisation.

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    I don't think its hype, but its a long way off. Once (if) they can manufacture sheets of the stuff on an industrial scale for an affordable price, and if its properties are appropriate, there's no reason why you couldn't use it in boards, masts and booms. Kit can't be too light IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billyboy View Post
    I don't think its hype, but its a long way off. Once (if) they can manufacture sheets of the stuff on an industrial scale for an affordable price, and if its properties are appropriate, there's no reason why you couldn't use it in boards, masts and booms. Kit can't be too light IMO
    In the meantime Cobra can continue using papier mache and PVA adhesive.
    It is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by /Vico View Post
    In the meantime Cobra can continue using papier mache with black crayon and PVA adhesive.
    Corrected for accuracy.

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    Other hi-tech materials are available.
    It is what it is.

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    Graphene skin on aerogel core maybe? 2kg board?

    In a previous life I worked with some carbon geeks to get a carbon slalom canoe down to 6kg, later that year I met a guy who had saved pre-preg tooling carbon scraps from one of the F1 shops and made a proto at 3.5kg. With continuous cloth he was convinced he could have knocked another Kg off.

    I think with tooling carbon you are probably looking at a 3.5 kg board now, the real problem is heavy fin systems and better and lighter foam cores.

    As usual the tech is held back by the price.

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