Width: 80mm | 3.15”
Colour: Plan/Clear (No Colour Trace)
Blend: E-Glass and Black Innegra
Innegra Hybrid Tape
The Innegra Hybrid Tape is custom made (purpose built) for surfboard production and have become the industry standard for strengthening the rails and tail area of surfboards, the area’s most affected by high impact and back foot pressure.
The Innegra Hybrid Tapes uses a blend of 2mm thick Innegra and woven with high tensile E Glass. This construction ensures a high strength to flex ratio and doesn’t effect on the natural flex of the board. Moreover, the use of Uni-Directional weave pattern provides a high impact strength and allows for a kinetic flex pattern that will spring the tail back to its natural curve which creates extra drive and speed. The Use of Innegra creates the strongest levels of impact strength available in the Shapers Carbon Reinforced Tapes.
Innegra S Surfboard Fibre Cloth
Innegra S high performance fiber is the lightest fibre and toughest available fibre on the market, delivering superior toughness in a composite while at the same time reducing weight.
What is Innegra Fibre?
Innegra is a Polypropylene yarn which offer strength, flex and resistance prosperities that has not been seen in the mainstream consumer market. The Innegra fibre is approximately 7-10% void volume, making it the lightest high performance fibre available, the polypropylene is design to work synergistically with Carbon, Glass Cloth to reinforce and improve the properties of composite systems. Innegra cloth is used as a replacement for glass fibre, aramid (Kevlar), carbon and other reinforcement composites, but offers a white clean cosmetic look.
What is the hype about Innegra?
Surfers/Shapers report that Innegra manufactured surfboards takes the chop out the wave combining the impact resistance of epoxy surfboards with the softness of polyurethane boards. Making Innegra boards light, extremely responsive and retaining the pop life (the new board feel) longer.
Innegra allows board manufactures to produce incredibly tough board, with unique flex characteristics, and best of all is the fact it is lighter than glass or resin and even lighter than carbon or Kevlar.
- High impact resistance
- Light Weight
- Increases deck strength
- Enhanced wet out ability with resin
- Excellent U.V stability
- Doesn’t embrittle under high speed impact
- Ultra tough in tension, shear, and compression
- High tensile modulus, tenacity, and dimensional stability
- Reduces weight (at equal composite stiffness)
- Amazing strength-to-weight ratio
- Prevents paddlestrike dings and rail cancer
Back Rails Manufactures place the Carbon Hybrid Tapes on the back rail of surfboards to prevent the tails from shattering and strengthening the deck from foot compressions.
Bottom of the board The Carbon Hybrid Tapes are also used on the bottom of the surfboards to create additional spring or pop out of the board. This is know as a kinetic flex, as the board is place under pressure while in transition, during or out of a turn the board springs back to its natural curvature and delivers additional speed.
Full Rail of the board The Carbon Hybrid Tapes are often used along the full length of the surfboard rail with stringerless surfboards. This is to add additional strength or to replace the strength that a timber stringer would provide, therefore creating a Parabolic Frame. The Parabolic Frame helps prevents the board from twisting which increases the liveliness/responsiveness, this also creates a parabolic flex pattern that allows to board to deliver more drive, speed and power.
Lay-ups: The Carbon Hybrid Tapes are used during the lamination process. The tapes are place on the foam before the cloth is laminated. Most manufactures mark the area they wish to place the Carbon Hybrid Tapes, and brush a small amount of resin on the foam (to prevent to the Carbon Hybrid Tapes from moving). The Carbon Hybrid Tapes are then placed on the resin (making sure the resin has soaked through) and then continue to lay the cloth over the board and laminate as normal.
The Carbon Hybrid Tapes are compatible with both Epoxy and Polyester Resin.
Please Note: The Innegra Twine does not go clear and stays visul