Carbon fibre, alternatively graphite fibre, carbon graphite or CF, is a material consisting of extremely thin fibres about 0.005–0.010 mm in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms are bonded together in microscopic crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the longitudinal axis of the fibre. The crystal alignment makes the fibre very strong for its size. Several thousand carbon fibres are twisted together to form a yarn, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric.
Carbon fibres are usually combined with other materials to form a composite. When combined with epoxy resin and moulded, it forms carbon fibre reinforced epoxy (often referred to as carbon fibre) which is a very high strength-to-weight, extremely rigid material.
Composites are the materials of the future. Carbon fibre composite is proclaimed to be the star above them all, simply because it has the most superior properties. Carbon fibre composite is the ultimate material when building satellites, planes, formula racing cars and high performance kiteboards.
All play boards are manufactured using specially selected ultra high strength carbon fibre grades. In fact play boards has the relatively highest amount of carbon fibres of any commercial available kiteboard.