Width: 635mm | 25”
Colour: Plan/Clear (White Innegra Trace)
Quad Axial Cloth
The construction of Quad Axial weaves comprises multiple layer of E-Cloth twined on a 45 degree angle (cross weave), as well of E-Cloth twine on a 90 and 180 degree angles. This construction offers the highest levels of structural lamination, with the maximum strength-weight ratio and stiffness-weight ratio.
The Quad Axial cloth properties included highest levels of Impact Resistance, Fatigue Resistance and Structural Durability. For these reasons the Quad Axel Cloth is commonly use with stringerless EPS surfboards to improve the core strength of the foam and improve the structural sturdiness. The Quad Axial cloth is also used for strengthening the rails and tail area of surfboards, the area’s most affected by high impact and back foot pressure.
This unique construction of the Quad Axial cloth creates an X pattern on the rail of the board. Which is one of the reason it offers the structural properties, which creates a livelier feel, quicker tail rocker rebound flex and maximum rail control. The X pattern construction properties of the Quad Axial creates a unique flex pattern that optimising a kinetic flex memory; which amasses energy and then releases it, delivering extra acceleration and drive during transitions (in and out of turns).
Innegra Quad Axial
The Innegra Quad Axial cloth has a woven non-crimp 3K Innegra flat-tow twine. The Innegra has be infused in the cloths X Pattern to increase the strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratio, while adding the benefits of Innegra (high impact strength) and increase flex rates.
Manufactures place Innegra Quad Axial Tapes on the back rail of surfboards to prevent the tails from shattering and strengthening the deck from foot compression.
Bottom of the board
The Innegra Quad Axial 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 Innegra Quad Axial 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 Innegra Quad Axial is 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 Innegra Quad Axial Tapes, and brush a small amount of resin on the foam (to prevent to the Innegra Quad Axial Tapes from moving). The Innegra Quad Axial 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 Innegra Quad Axial Tape are compatible with both Epoxy and Polyester Resin.
Superior weight-to-strength ratio ·
When laminating rails the cloth bends to curved edges and will not fold or kink when wrapping
Innegra Quad Axial cloth also uses a unique blend of E-Cloth to ensure minimal amount of resin absorption
Suitable for hand lay-ups, vacuum bagging, vacuum injection and other RTM-processes
Superior flex memory properties
Advanced strength, durability, compression and impact properties
Common Glassing Construction Methods for Top/Deck Layers
(please note: These are suggestions and guidelines only)
PU Competition Boards: 1 Layer of Shapers 4Oz Innegra Quad Axial Cloth Insert / Shapers 2Oz Surfboard Cloth
PU Standard Weight Boards: Layer of Innegra Quad Axial Cloth Insert / 1 Layer of Shapers 4Oz Surfboard Cloth
PU Big Wave Boards: 1 (or 2) Layer of Shapers Innegra Quad Axial Cloth Insert / 1 (or 2) Layer of Shapers 4Oz Surfboard Cloth
EPS Comp-Light Boards: 1 Layer of Shapers Innegra Quad Axial Cloth Insert / 1 (or 2) Layer of Shapers 4Oz Surfboard Cloth
EPS Standards Boards: 1 Layer of Shapers Innegra Quad Axial Cloth Insert / 1 Layer of 6Oz Surfboard Cloth (and or) 1 Layer of 4Oz Surfboard Cloth
Shapers Quad-Axial Surfboard Cloth Specs:
Width 25” x 4Oz (135grams).
Please note that the fibers running vertically stay visual (as third photo)
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 offers strength, flex and resistance properties that have 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 designed 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 boards, 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