Author Topic: Kahuna Mako Molokai Downwind board  (Read 1348 times)

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Re: Kahuna Mako Molokai Downwind board
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2018, 08:27:10 PM »
I get the impression that Kahuna boards have carbon for show, not as a technical material. I would think that if carbon is being placed on only one surface, that the choice would be the bottom, not the deck, and certainly not the standing area. I have an older Kahuna 12-6. The carbon version, but again the carbon is only on the deck. That criticism aside, it looks like their quality has come a long way. And Robon, thanks for a good critical review.

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Re: Kahuna Mako Molokai Downwind board
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 10:32:02 AM »

Yes, I wondered about Kahuna's description of it's carbon construction:

  "...wrapped with a biaxial carbon fiberglass cloth, with 3k carbon in the standing area." 

What is "carbon fiberglass cloth"??  Is it glass... is it carbon... is it marketing...the internet does not have a ready answer...
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Re: Kahuna Mako Molokai Downwind board
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 05:12:58 AM »

Yes, I wondered about Kahuna's description of it's carbon construction:

  "...wrapped with a biaxial carbon fiberglass cloth, with 3k carbon in the standing area." 

What is "carbon fiberglass cloth"??  Is it glass... is it carbon... is it marketing...the internet does not have a ready answer...

Could be the cloth that some canoe builders use: fibres running one direction are carbon, cross fibres are glass. Maybe?