LOST CARBON WRAP SERIES

LOST CARBON WRAP SERIES

 

Video Behind the curtain:

I first got involved with Carbon Wrap, when we moved our Australian operations up from Sydney to the Gold Coast a few years ago. We settled in here at the DMS Factory. We had Dan cutting and helping to finish shape all the Lost boards. And I couldn't help but notice these unique looking boards floating around his factory. I fell in love instantly. 

In it's simplest terms, Carbon Wrap is a stringerless EPS core, and instead of having a wood stringer down the centre for the stiffness and rigidity, we're using these dual bands of carbon. And the bands are structurally positioned so that they're close together in the nose, and as they splay wider towards the tail, they actually become more flexible. And this wrap is what basically creates a bit of a hinge. And it loads up, then springs under your body weight. 

Probably the main reason I started flaring the carbon out, I found that a few other constructions that I was playing around with were losing a lot off the top (loosing speed and spring). By wrapping it around onto the deck, when you're going from rail to rail - the pressure is allowing the tail to flex, but also snap back. So as you sort of move your weight from rail to rail between that transition, the tail's sort of working a bit like a fish tail. 

We're working with the athletes, we're working with the pros. But the greatest response, and the biggest stoker about it, is that the average guys who are jumping on these boards - and they're feeling light and lively and fun, and just another way to make surfing bitchin', you know. 

 

KOLOHE X CRANE ON CARBON WRAP from Lost Video Productions on Vimeo.

What is Lost Carbon Wrap Technology?

It’s a board that has more flex for more performance.

Once you try on you’ll come back for more, we know because we love them and ride them.

LOST Carbon Wrap Technology

LOST surfboards have long been at the forefront of progress, but now they have taken an even bigger step into the future. The carbon wrap technology available on most boards is a patented surfboard technology that improves flex and performance, making boards snappier and more responsive. The idea originated with Gold Coast designer Dan MacDonald, and leads to lightweight boards that don’t sacrifice strength. It eliminates the need for a wooden stringer, and leads to advanced flex characteristics that make the board feel more alive. The carbon wraps from the bottom, along the rails onto the deck, and creates a rear foot power point. The carbon strips are strategically placed for optimum strength and drive, but avoid crossing the deck under the front foot, thereby allowing the deck to cave slightly and provide that familiar front foot indention. Because the carbon is tapered into long, narrow ends, the flex bends out naturally towards the tail and the nose, giving the board more snap.

Flex has always been the holy grail of surfboards, and figuring out how to configure it properly is the difference between a magic board and a normal one. …Lost has cracked the code with its carbon wrap technology, so there is no reason why your next board—and every board—can’t be magic.

 


 

FROM LOST

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 light weight 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 nextlevel speed and drive. Running along the rails, on the deck, the carbon acts as a rear foot power point, (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 and unique and lightning fast re-flex effect,  propelling your surfing into the #nextlevel of performance.

 
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