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« on: June 01, 2013, 04:12 AM »

what is the name of the machine that these are made on?
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 09:20 PM »

I thought they were hand wrapped on a mandrel, no?
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 11:31 PM »

Hand-wrapped by caring, loving craftspersons under tropical breezes.

Music from a string quartet playing in the background.

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 01:04 AM »

No seriously, I seem to remember Avia stating that G-Force (at least) were hand wrapped.

I would imagine that Aerostuff would be.

Perhaps this stuff is now made by machine? Or some by hand and some by machine?

Genuinely curious.

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 01:16 AM »

I would guess they're hand layups, but I don't know.

That stuff is nasty in liquid form.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 11:23 AM »

Joe Hadzicki from Revolution invented a machine that wraps the carbon spars.  Several kite rod manufacturers use his machine.  The way the rods are produced is usually kept confidential because the processes can vary specifically for each rod.  Revolution does sell the machine to do this.  I have seen it in person and it is quite amazing.

After the rod is wrapped with carbon, it is then wrapped with tape to bake.  The ridges on the rod are not the wraps of carbon but actually the residue left over from the tape wraps.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 02:07 PM »

The ridges on the rod are not the wraps of carbon but actually the residue left over from the tape wraps.

Wow, never realized that... well off to go sand a bunch of rods and smooth them all out.  Maybe even hit them with some clearcoat and hardener.  Anyone interested in color tinited tubes! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 02:13 PM »

Video of graphite fishing rod manufacture here.

Ανθρακονήματα Carbon fiber How its made, fly fishing rod, anthrakonimata
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 04:07 AM »

Hand-wrapped by caring, loving craftspersons under tropical breezes.

Music from a string quartet playing in the background.



Very Close to the truth,
Loving craftspersons under asbestos roof
Music from a digital mixer playing over machine noise
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