Materials & Components

Pre-impregnated fabrics

Nature and benefits : 

The properties of each pre-impregnated material depend on the nature of the fiber, the resin matrix used, the rate of impregnation and its weaving method (taffeta, twill, satin, unidirectional, etc.). There are many glass fibers and carbon fibers of very different qualities. Looking for materials with the best mechanical properties, we have selected from manufacturers very high quality composites used in the most demanding applications: space industry, aviation, sailing, etc...

Pre-impregnated fabrics

E Glass  is a composite that provides the blade with 30 to 40% more efficiency than the same plastic blade. It is the ideal choice for participants who want to benefit from the qualities of a composite material for occasional use.

S glass will offer a 4 to 5% higher yield compared to the E glass and a better fatigue resistance of 10 to 15%. In our range, it is the fiber that will offer the best resistance in torsion. It is therefore highly recommended for sports such as hockey and underwater rugby, for hunting in a rough environment and for all athletes who often travel with their fins.

Carbon C5 is a high module* carbon that provides high rigidity and a 15-20% higher yield compared to the same E glass blade. It is the ideal composite to appreciate all the properties of a high-end carbon.

Carbon C8, it offers a 5% higher efficiency compared to C5. It is our best carbon that will satisfy all athletes looking for the best performance.
(*)The Young module is a unit of measurement that characterizes the rigidity of a material

Different weave styles of fabrics

Fabrics consist of at least two threads which are woven together: the warp and the weft.

The weave style can be varied according to crimp and drapeability. Low crimp gives better mechanical performance because straighter fibres carry greater loads . A dreapable fabric is easier to lay up over complex forms. There are three main weave styles. 

We mainly use  twill weave fabric for the good balance between drapeability and high level mechanical properties

Pre-impregnated fabrics, resistance and energy return

We don’t use high modulus carbon. Despite their high energy return, their resistance is too weak.