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Old 05-02-2006, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AMGRacer
Roger that. It is like carbon fibre arrow shafts. They are light and have high lengthwise strength, but their lateral strength is quite low as it is not required in the application. Same with carbon plate for electric cars, very strong on the flat face, but a reasonable side on hit will crack it fairly easily.

The other thing that bothers me with carbon shafts is that I always polish my steel ones to make them nice and smooth. Carbon I would think would be more rough and increase "sticktion"? Or perhaps I am wrong?
C'mon; what about CF 1/12 axles, Golf clubs, fishing rods, etc. Only way to truly tell is test it..
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