Basalt explained (featured on Mervin boards)
So at a glance the stuff is stiffer, have better tensile strength, better at dampening and more resistant to environment and wear factors.
Uniformity is less consistent than glass and there's less supply. Slightly heavier but then mervin claim it's lighter, so they must be able to use less of it due to its properties.
Seems like a good alternative for at mid-high end market product, considering the way hey described they cost. And depending how big the variance in consistencies of the product, may not be suitable for a race product.
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Last edited by seriouscat; 03-19-2013 at 08:27 PM.