Last project, I noticed some people are very interested in a flexible,Vanguard like CF deck. Also,I am very curious to see if it’s even possible.
Ideas. 1)No Concave/Curved edges: It gives only stiffness(0 flex before). It 'll be flat. 2)No Core materials: Adding air(Foam) possibly causes a stress inside over time from the flex. 3)Using only Carbon Fiber layers with Resin. It’s going to be heavy,possibly more than a wood deck.
8 Layers of Non Crimp Carbon Fiber 24k 18oz/ 610gsm 4 Layers of Carbon Fiber Fabric Quadaxial 90/+45/-45/0 Degree 12k 815gsm 4 Layers of Carbon Fiber Cloth Fabric Veil Chopped Mat .20oz 7gsm
Pros:More durable, last longer. (Example: Trampa style) adding more layers as you desire for stiffness. Cons:More cost and weight(expecting twice heavier than 5mm CF deck)
Goals. 9-10mm thickness to achieve Flex 2.
I 'll start with the mold for the Deck. .
Protection film on an acrylic panel.