Surftech ULTRAFLEX boards

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you gy saw the new surftech

Surftech ULTRAFLEX boards' utilize a biaxial "Salmon Skin" fiberglass, which is a combination of two uni-directional layers of glass stitched together on a 45˚ angle forming the biaxial grid that makes up our Salmin Skin (those are the lines you see on the deck and rails). Biaxial cloth allows for a greater range of flexibility, while distributing stress loads at 45˚ angles to help prevent buckling or breaking. This means that 100% of the fiberglass is working and more fiberglass can be used while still keeping a soft neutral flex pattern and maximizing durability.

look at the video...   http://www.realwatersports.com/surfing/index.cfm?page=newsitem&id=1474

look superior with the new fiberglass they use and the fuse cell eps...

all glass by hand...


what you guys think?

cheers!

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I believe this weave is indeed better than the traditional 90° parallel and perpendicular to stringer.

this uses the fibres more optimal and reduces tortional flex.

I would use a weave like that if I could find it here.

This is just my idea, don't take it for truth ;)

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No vac bag? no high density skins?

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marsh wrote:


No vac bag? no high density skins?



 


Next thing you know they will put out an ad stating that they believe hand shaped boards made in the U.S. out of poly are superior and it was their research that discovered that fact.    Yee Har...:)

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Just how much do you think ST, FW, CI and others lurk here.  Amazing to me how much of the corporate high tech comes from good ole Sways.

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that made me laugh.  I think back to your parabolic stringer and how the industry jumped on that.  Rusty is about to offer bamboo   (he won't even PM me, as if...),  the impact glass thing, epoxy in general.  I am waiting for someone to offer blue tempra stripes on their board and call it BS.

I've pretty much invented or innovated nothing, but I get a charge out of seeing what sells.

I actually like the Ultraflex thing.  If I had a butt load of money, I'd go buy one.

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gregloehr wrote:


Just how much do you think ST, FW, CI and others lurk here.  Amazing to me how much of the corporate high tech comes from good ole Sways.



 


Hey Greg...I hear IBENEW surf company has come out with an ad on some ultra new tech that is going to change the surfing world. Fully backed by IBENEWII clothing line.   It's surfboards are shaped out of polyurethane foam blanks and glassed with fiberglass.  Even better...they have invented fins that can be changed out with fin boxes for easy shipping to the shops they sell them to and for travel.  


 


To top things off...they have the endorsement of one of the pro surfers in the top three who swears his results are because of this newly rediscovered tech.   I hear they have suggested to and the newly formed IPS which is now taking the place of the former ASP has accepted a new contest format with five man heats and a pro class trials contest for the locals who wish to qualify.  


 


A side note: Have you seen that new surf movie touring theaters?  It's called " Ride Free " and chronicles the lives of some of the more core and properly sponsored leaders in the surfing world.   Amazing how those guys are just kicking down the door.   


 


I can't believe it's here, it's now and it's happening.  Surfers only know the feeling and it has to be the establishment of the neo youth.

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gregloehr wrote:

Just how much do you think ST, FW, CI and others lurk here.  Amazing to me how much of the corporate high tech comes from good ole Sways.

Well in the absence of their own creativity...I guess it would figure they would seek out other's.

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Available from Graphite Master in LA.

760-917-1107

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I really think you could build that board with the glass from GM and Ken's (Segway)  fused cell EPS foam.

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It's what i use on my last board. Xglass, no crimp fiber like all stitched fiber used now in boat building. Better in all way but bad (strange) looking. Fiber flex use this glass now slx and lot of windsurf builder too.

Sorry for my frenglish

6'6 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4, 3,2kg nice flex.

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