Friday, 27 April 2007 00:00At Exile Skimboards we believe in the concept of "truth in advertising". It has recently come to our attention that some other major skimboard manufacturers have begun selling "carbon" skimboards with actual carbon on only one side of the board. This change has been implemented in an effort to cut costs. At Exile Skimboards we do not do this. All of our carbon fiber boards have a full sheet of Carbon on each side of the board.
Having Carbon on only one side is actually a detriment to the structural symmetry and integrity of the skimboard. If anything, that single sheet of Carbon makes the board weaker, because it changes the way the energy is transferred to the fiber, and focuses it onto that single sheet of carbon. The board would be stronger if a sheet of Eglass or Sglass was there in its place.
So we won't do it. We won't do it to cut costs, and we won't even do it if you pay us extra, because we believe it is not only false advertising, but also faulty engineering.
And when it comes to structural integrity, we aren't willing to compromise.
So when you see another companies "Carbon Skimboard" and you want to compare it to an Exile, first make sure it has carbon on each side, and then make sure it is built with epoxy as well. We think you will find that there is nothing better than an Exile.
Thank you for your continued support.