At GSI we’re committed to constantly improving our products. The implementation of Biaxial Fiberglass has significantly improved the performance of our boards constructed from PE, SLX and FutureFlex technologies. Biaxial fiberglass is used on the decks of our boards making them lighter and stronger.
Biaxial fiberglass is essentially two separate layers of flat fibers woven together. The faint lines you see running from nose-to-tail on the decks of our boards is the stitching that holds these two layers together. The fibers in Biaxial Fiberglass are oriented at 45 degrees, compared to traditional fiberglass weave that’s oriented at 90 degrees.
What are the advantages if using Biaxial Fiberglass?
The increased surface area of the flat fibers in Biaxial Fiberglass significantly enhances the bond between the fiberglass and foam. This high level of adhesion produces a stronger deck with better wear patterns and less de-lamination from foot pressure. Round fibers cannot match flat fiber adhesion.
Round woven fibers create large voids that fill with resin during the lamination of the board. Large voids + more resin = increased weight. In comparison, flat woven fibers hold less resin when laminated. Less voids + less resin = reduced weight.
The ‘X’ pattern created by the 45 degree orientation of the fibers in Biaxial Fiberglass controls twisting from nose-to-tail when the board is under increased load. Biaxial Fiberglass also provides more drive and speed through faster flex memory.