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Carbon Weave

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Our Thoughts

If you can strengthen concrete this way why not Expanded Polystyrene of Polyurethane? Carbon Fibre 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. The 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 by Cross Design

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. 

What is Carbon Weave

Carbon Weave is a new type of surfboard technology developed by Cross Design in 2019. Carbon Fibre 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 Fibre has set, this creates a much stronger surfboard blank.

What is Carbon Weave by Cross Design

Carbon Weave is a new type of surfboard technology that was developed during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Carbon Fibre is woven through the core of the Stringer-less Expanded Polystyrene EPS (Aero Blank - https://aeroblank.com) 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.

Why, Where & How

In the final year of my Architecture Degree, we studied the benefits of Post-Tension Concrete. This technology is used in many of the residential and commercial high-rise buildings today. The benefit is by 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 of force for a much longer period of time.

Our Thoughts

If you can strengthen concrete this way why not Expanded Polystyrene or Polyurethane? Carbon Fiber obviously 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 dump. still no snaps. We will continue to do so until we prevail” - Joe Norcross-Webb Designer & Shaper.

How We Best Describe Carbon Weave by Cross Design

Responsive Woven Tension Technology, With embedded seamless construction, gives you a durable, lightweight, electric feel underfoot.

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