Composite Materials « Paddle Performance

By: Paddle Performance  09-12-2011

Galasport offers several difference composite lay-ups.  Below are descriptions of the material modifications offered when you order a boat.  There is also a description for understanding the difference between Kevlar vs. Aramid materials.

MATERIAL MODIFICATIONS

High rigidity, durability and light weight are the result of 15 years experience of building racing boats.

CARBOLIGHT

Our highest quality racing boat. This Lay-Up is intended for the most demanding slalom racers addressing not only the improved construction but also the looks.
A combination of 3 types of foam sandwich, MGS epoxy system and superior vacuum bag technology, Carbon surface and Carbon & Carbon/Aramid combination inside the boat. Although seamless on the outside [except for the bow and stern tips for extra protection], double seams on the inside.
With this new improved construction, we bring to the market a very strong boat with good resistance to damage.

Accessories: anatomical carbon seat.
Weight: K1 7,8-8,2 kg , C1 8,6-9,2 kg, C2 11-13 kg.

PROFI

High performance racing construction. We use vacuum bag technology, a combination of 2 kinds of sandwich (Spheretex hull), MGS epoxy system, SGL carbon/aramid fabric, no glass fabric (!), outside-inside aramid seams and hard foam-pillars (Styrodur), Suitable for shallow and rocky rivers.

Accessories: anatomical carbon/aramid seat.
Weight: K1 7,9-8,3 kg, C1 8,8-9,4 kg and C2 11,5-13,5 kg.

FLEXIBLE

For beginners and racers. MGS epoxy system, SGL carbon/aramid fabric. HULL: 70 % carbon/aramid and 30% glass fabric. DECK: 30% carbon/aramid and 70% glass fabric, vacuum bag technology, Spheretex sandwich. Outside-inside aramid seam and hard foam-pillars (Styrodur).

Accessories: anatomical carbon/aramid seat.
Weight: K1 8,5-9,2 kg , C1 9,2-10 kg and C2 14-15 kg.

MIXT

Economical construction for beginners. We use epoxy resin, E-glass fabric, 2 layers of SGL carbon/aramid fabric and sandwich stiffening ribs in the hull and deck, outside aramid and inside diolen seam, hard foam-pillars (Styrodur).

Accessories: anatomical glass seat.
Weight: K1 8,8-9,5 kg and C1 9,8-10,2 kg.

DIOLEN

Economical construction for beginners. We use epoxy resin, E-glass fabric, 2 sq meters of SGL carbon/aramid fabric under the seat and sandwich stiffening ribs in the hull and deck, outside aramid and inside diolen seam, hard foam-pillars (Styrodur).

Accessories: anatomical glass seat.

Weight: K1 9,0-9,8 kg and C1 10,0-10,6 kg.

KEVLAR versus ARAMID

The term KEVLAR has been embedded in people’s minds for many years.
Unbeknown to many people, ARAMID is the proper name of this fiber.
Several companies around the world produce this material, but the term KEVLAR was given to ARAMID by the DUPONT company.

DUPONT has decided to protect the term KEVLAR and now are the only ones who can officially use the trade name KEVLAR.

Any company that does not buy this product from DUPONT cannot use the term KEVLAR unless; it buys it from DUPONT (at an inflated price), and pays DUPONT 7% of total sales.

Galasport buys their ARAMID from a German company and therefore cannotuse the term KEVLAR.

Distributor for Galasport S.R.O. – composite paddling products from the Czech Republic

Galasport Canada distributes  boats, paddles and accessories for high performance athletes and the recreational public who appreciate quality paddle sports equipment.  Choose from slalom, canoe polo, freestyle, creeking and touring boats, paddles and accessories.  Please browse our website for information on equipment, prices and ordering.  Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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