Aligned together at the nose, lost surfboards exclusive carbon wrap fiber bands run the length of the surfboard , curving outward towards the rails, creating and controlling our unique longitudinal and torsional flex pattern.
The carbon bands “ carbon wrap ” around the rails and onto the surfboard deck. It’s this unique method that creates our lively flex that loads and releases…resulting in speed and drive.
The carbon wrap that runs to the surfboard tail acts as a power point (for drive and control) under the rear foot and also as a tail patch to minimize pressure denting.
Using optically brightened EPOXY resin, the surfboards are then laminated with a proprietary composite of fiberglass and carbon wrap fiber.
45degree “X-Glass” ™ adds impact and longitudinal strength, with minimal weight and encourages flex. This radiates foot pressure outward to a longer section of the surfboard rail, adding greater edge control.
Web-fused” carbon deck reinforcement: Adds strength and drive, smoothly tapers flex and prevents the surfboard deck from caving rail to rail.
CARBON WRAP™ Is a patented surfboard technology, structurally engineered for optimum flex and performance. Originally created by Gold Coast surfboard manufacturer, Dan MacDonald, to be lightweight without sacrificing strength and provide #nextlevel performance. Carbon Wrap eliminates the standard wooden stringer, alters traditional flex principles and re-envisions the way a surfboard’s flex patterns are created and controlled. Ultra-light, EPS cores are “wrapped” in an exoskeleton of strategically positioned, carbon fiber bands.
Aligned together at the nose, they gradually curve outward towards the rails. The curve creates and controls a unique torsional flex that livens up as it nears the tail, just in front of the fins. The carbon then “wraps” from the bottom, around the rails, and onto the deck. This unique method creates Carbon Wrap’s lively flex that loads and releases…resulting in next level speed and drive. Running along the rails, on the deck, the carbon acts as a rear foot powerpoint, (increasing drive and control) and a patch to minimize pressure denting. Using optically brightened epoxy resin, the boards are encased with a proprietary composite of fiberglass and our exclusive carbon deck inlay, which is strategically positioned to add fast re-flex memory under the surfer’s stance and allow subtle, natural deck caving around the arch of the front foot. By tapering the carbon into long, pointed ends, forward and aft, the flex blends out naturally towards the nose and tail.
A full layer of 45degree “X-Glass”, encases the deck. The X-Glass’s flat, bi-axel weave dramatically adds strength without rigidity, or excess weight and allows the board to maintain flex while alleviating crease points created by standard, 90degree fiberglass. The 45degree weave radiates foot pressure outward, directly connecting the foot to a longer section of the rail, adding greater edge control. CARBON WRAP TECHNOLOGY: Lightweight, without sacrificing strength. Increases drive and provides a unique and lightning fast reflex effect, propelling your surfing into the #nextlevel of performance.
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CARBON WRAP is a patented surfboard technology, structurally engineered for optimum flex and performance. Carbon Wrap eliminates the need for a standard wooden stringer, alters traditional flex principles and re-defines the way a surfboard’s flex patterns are created and controlled. Ultra-light Aero Blank EPS cores are ‘wrapped’ with strategically positioned diamond series carbon fiber bands. Aligned together at the nose, they gradually curve outward towards the rails. The curve creates and controls a unique torsional flex that livens up as it nears the tail, just in front of the fins.
The all new Diamond edition Carbon Wrap has seen decrease in Carbon Fibre strands visible through the tape, giving it minimal look. This minimal look has not compromised strength as the missing carbon has been replaced with an extra strong XS glass that has very strong tensile strength along with much improved flex characteristics. The updated reinforcing element allows for more overall flex resulting in better performance.
Combined with the new Flex2Volume program, Diamond Edition Carbon Wrap will have an enhanced energy that can be tailored to volume in each board. Until now, flex patterns in surfboards have had a ‘one flex fits all’ approach. All boards have been made with one flex strength, regardless of the size of the board, or the rider. With the advent of Flex2Volume, we are now able to offer different flex patterns that correspond to the volume of the board, vastly increasing performance. Smaller boards will feature a more forgiving flex pattern and larger boards will have more reinforced carbon on the deck to suit the larger rider.
Matt Biolos explaining the Carbon Wrap Technology
Check out this short video of Kolohe whipping his carbon wrap around!