On June 1st a basalt fiber SUP surfboard was successfully tested in waters of the Moscow River in the Small Strogino Gulf.
The prototype is a rigid sport SUP-surfboard, with fast outlines and a pointed nose, made in traditions of the best global producers. With a length of 12’6 feet and a width of about 54 cm, it weighs less than 11 kg.
It is the basalt fiber with its excellent strength and a low specific gravity that allowed for such performance. Basalt composite material is resistant to corrosion, and having a similar matrix, it is more lightweight than a glass composite, while costs cheaper than that made of carbon.
The SUP-surfboard characteristics are scheduled to be field-tested during the Race Board Moscow competitions, with the first stage to be held on June 12 in Strogino. Everyone can watch a 200 meter sprint in the Olympic system, and the entrance to the event is free.
SUP is the abbreviation for Stand Up Paddle. This kind of sport is gaining a stunning popularity in the world, since it is available to everyone, irrespective of age and sports training. Russia has also recognized SUP surfing, and takes place in a number of exciting competitions.
During the International Basalt Forum 2018 to be held on October 18-19 in Moscow, basalt fiber SUP surfboard will be showcased as an exhibit. The participants will have a chance to ask its developer about a manufacturing process and technologies, and also learn about tests results and technical characteristics.
This SUP surfboard project was backed by Basalt Projects GC, the organizers of the International Basalt Forum 2018, and a partner of participants taking part in the upcoming competitions in Strogino.
The registration for the Forum is open, you can register for the participation or choose a required cooperation form on the event website.