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Wow.  Telemarktalk.com got resuscitated? It's looking a little emaciated...

I'm sure Peter W. or Chris J. could both chime in with some first-hand
knowledge here.



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On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If carbon fiber couldn't flex, then how could and why would it be used in
> sail cloth?
>
> BTW, Partrick H. might have been referring to past-part-time Skivittler
> Peter W., known on the sadly-no-longer-deceased-forum TTips as "Carbo" who
> may or may not have worked with carbon fiber in a previous career.
>
> P.s. On another topic, did anybody else beside Wes's family & I score any
> loot at the Cochran's Ski Sale this past weekend?
>
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 12:50 PM, Get Skied <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Michael Taub <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I didn’t think carbon fiber flexed at all?
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>
>> I'm no expert in CF boots but I know a thing or two about CF bikes, and
>> yes, carbon weaves do flex. According to Google:
>>
>> Carbon fiber composites flex according to the direction and number of
>> fibers in the lay-ups, and react slightly differently according to the
>> molding pressure, temperature and other mold-related inconsistencies.
>> Carbon fiber frames tend to flex easily for a slight distance and then
>> tighten up in a more progressive manner. Aggressive climbers and sprinters
>> like this feel.
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