The construction of the Quad Axial weave comprises multiple layers of E-Cloth twined on a 45 degree angle (cross weave), as well as E-Cloth twine on a 90 and 180 degree angles. This construction offers the highest levels of structural lamination, with the maximum strength-weight ratio and stiffness-weight ratio.
The Quad Axial cloth properties include the highest levels of Impact Resistance, Fatigue Resistance and Structural Durability. For these reasons the Quad Axial Cloth is commonly used with stringerless EPS surfboards to improve the core strength of the foam and improve the structural sturdiness. The Quad Axial cloth is also used for strengthening the rails and tail area of surfboards, the area’s most affected by high impact and back foot pressure.
This unique construction of the Quad Axial cloth creates an X pattern on the rail of the board. Which is one of the reasons it offers the structural properties, which creates a livelier feel, quicker tail rocker rebound flex and maximum rail control. The X pattern construction properities of the Quad Axial creates a unique flex pattern that optimising a kinetic flex memory; which amasses energy and then releases it, delivering extra acceleration and drive during transitions (in and out of turns).
Carbon Quad Axial (CQA)
The Carbon Quad Axial cloth has a woven non-crimp 3K Carbon flat-tow twine. The carbon has been infused in the cloths X Pattern to increase the strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratio, while adding the benefits of carbon (high impact strength) and increase flex rates.