Surfboards haven't changed all that much since shift from wood to resin — indeed some modern boards even make use of wood to this day — but the Varial Infused Glass from the surf technology company of the same name has the potential to shake up the surfing industry. The company's infused glass technique makes for significantly stronger boards that are also lighter than others of the same size.
The technique involves vacuum-bagging Varial's surfboards in a single effort, rather than in stages. This ultimately produces a uniform laminate that has an extremely low amount of resin used in the process, providing a lighter board. The reduced resin is also better for the environment, as it prevents waste.
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