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Rowing Oars Break Test

By August 20, 2010All News, Marine News, Media

CST composites has been supplying rowing oar shafts for Jac Oars since 2007,  however we have recently undertaken more development work in order to compare CST’s filament wound tubes versus opposition fabric wrapped tubes.

A number of “cantilevered” tests was performed on both opposition and CST shafts where both deflection data and breaking loads were recorded.

The data was conclusive, it showed CST filament wound shafts to have a 25% higher ultimate load while being 11% lighter.

The secret to superiority of filament wound products lies in its high fibre to resin ratio, uncrimped fibre paths and accuracy of our computer controlled process.