- Nov 17, 2015
It's stiffer and lighter than Titanal when set in epoxy, and you get mad on-axis tearout strength. So if you're concerned about lateral tearout say from another rock hit, you just put strips running towards the center of the ski and pin the edge to that. Upside: stiff, light repair with gobs of tensile and flexing strength, you're using epoxy anyway. Downside: Cost, annoying habit of CF to static cling to everything, and weak in off-axis loads.Could you elucidate?
Another option would be to use a fiber-filled epoxy - cost there is just whatever 0000 steel wool costs in the hardware store. Upside: cheap, formable in any direction. Downside: not as good a tearout resistance for direct hits, random fibers contaminate work area.