2015-09-09 | Sporting Goods
North Kiteboarding have been using TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber fabrics for several years to reduce weight and improve mechanical performance of their kite boards.
For the 2016 board range North Kiteboarding are using TeXtreme® on two models; Select and Spike TeXtreme.
By using TeXtreme® the board gets a superior flex and durability characteristics, whilst making the board extremely direct and responsive on the water. The handling and feel of the board is undeniably unique! TeXtreme® boards feel much smoother than traditional boards. The pop is also improved and it is easier to release the board for loaded jumps. Getting the timing right for jumping will feel intuitive.
To read more about the different technologies North Kiteboarding are using, among others TeXtreme®, please visit the North Kiteboarding website.
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, tennis racquets, advanced aerospace parts, etc.
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®.