How it's done.
WHAT IS CARBON WEAVE
Carbon Weave is a new type of surfboard technology developed by Cross Design in 2019. Carbon Fiber is woven through the core of the stringer-less Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and held under tension while secured to the face & base of the surfboard. When the Carbon Fiber has set, this creates a much stronger surfboard blank.
If you can strengthen concrete this way why not Expanded Polystyrene of Polyurethane? Carbon Fiber compared to steel has remarkable properties of strength as well as being lightweight.
The first batch of Carbon Weave Surfboards shaped turned out to be incredibly positive. They all feel responsive, lightweight, and extremely durable. “We’ve been intentionally testing taking off late and surfing beach dumps. Still no snaps. We will continue to do so.” - Joe Norcross Webb Designer & Shaper.
HOW WE BEST DESCRIBE CARBON WEAVE
Responsive Woven Tension Technology, with embedded seamless construction, gives a durable, lightweight, electric feel underfoot.
WHY, WHERE & HOW
The concept of Carbon Weave was first inspired by the benefits of Post-Tension Concrete. This technology is used in many of the residential and commercial high-rise buildings today. The benefits come from laying out high-strength steel cables, held under tension throughout the concrete, prior to pouring. This makes the concrete much stronger to withstand high pressures and forces for a much longer period of time.