Thursday, 7 April 2011

Select Elite - What's inside...

While cutting down a Select S10 from 57 to 39cm I was intrigued by the layup used.  I use a full carbon skin on most of the fins I make(using a full carbon skin is easier to layup and looks cool), the Elite makes the most of carbons high modulus while minimising cost by not using it in the areas where it has less influence on flex and twist. There is also an outer layer of glass which will increase durability as carbon will wear down before glass fibre. It would be interesting to see if this layup is used for the entire foil length.  I might try to peel back a few layers to see the type of weave used.

Select S10 Foil Section

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