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10th March 2014, Boras

BlkBox Surf boards reinforced by TeXtreme

BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits.

“TeXtreme offers all the best properties of unidirectional carbon in a woven fabric that creates a lighter, stronger surfboard or paddleboard. Our athletes have won race series championships the past three years in a row on our standup paddleboards made with TeXtreme,” said Matt Campbell, BlkBox Surf owner.

Weight savings

The BlkBox SUP boards are the latest TeXtreme surf board application hitting the market after earlier successes by North Kiteboarding, Fanatic Windsurfing and Hydroflex surfboards.

BlkBox owner and shaper Matt Campbell is a former professional snowboarder, snowboard designer and paint and coatings engineer. © TeXtreme

TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fibre reinforcements are used in applications and products requiring weight savings, improved strength and stiffness. In general customers using TeXtreme achieve weight savings of about 20-30% on the finished composite parts, compared to when using conventional carbon fibre reinforcements.

Besides surf boards, current applications for TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements involves bicycles, America’s Cup boats, Formula 1/NASCAR cars/Le Mans cars, ice hockey sticks, golf shafts, advanced aerospace parts, and more.

BlkBox Surf & Resin X

BlkBox owner and shaper Matt Campbell is a former professional snowboarder, snowboard designer and paint and coatings engineer.

With his knowledge of coatings formulation, he eventually came up with his own proprietary and patented resin formula designed to dampen the vibration, offer improved flex characteristics and wouldn’t yellow in the sun. Using Resin-X, Matt is producing a lighter, stronger surfboard with better performance characteristics.

TeXtreme

Owned by Oxeon, TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements are designed for making ultra light composites. TeXtreme Technology is flexible and tow-size independent, which is said to enable the development of optimised reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs.

The use of TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics and carbon UD tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, industrial and sports products confirms that 20-30% lighter composite parts can be produced with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness.

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