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®” says Matt Campbell, Owner and Shaper, BlkBox Surf & Owner, C3D Industries & Formulator of Resin-X.
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.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements are used in applications and products requiring weight savings, improved strength and stiffness. In general customers using TeXtreme® achieves weight savings of about 20-30% on the finished composite parts, compared to when using conventional carbon fiber 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, etc.
About BlkBox Surf & Resin X
BlkBox owner and shaper Matt Campbell is a former professional snowboarder, snowboard designer and paint & coatings engineer. BlkBox Surf is the culmination of Matt’s knowledge and passion for design, engineering and board sports. With his knowledge of coatings formulation it was natural for Matt to begin tinkering with resins. He eventually came up with his own proprietary & patented resin formula that dampened vibration, offered improved flex characteristics and wouldn’t yellow in the sun. Resin-X was born. Using Resin-X, Matt is able to produce a lighter, stronger surfboard with better performance characteristics.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements is the ultimate choice for making ultra light composites. TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which enables development of optimized reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs. Utilization 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.
TeXtreme® is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon AB. Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements with its products marketed under the brand name TeXtreme®.