What is Pre-Preg in a Carbon SUP Paddle?



This is the 2nd part of the interview I did with Todd Bradley on the C4 Waterman XPR. I‘ve been hearing about pre-preg lately and wanted to know what it was so I asked Todd what exactly is a pre-preg carbon shaft? Pre-preg, which is short for pre-impregnated, as Todd explains, is a actually a process by which carbon fiber cloth is mixed with the exact ratio of adhesive and other materials needed for the optimum strength and weight proportion of the paddle. So, if you’re still wondering why pre-preg shafts look a lot sturdier? Watch this video and learn more from Todd.


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3 Responses to “What is Pre-Preg in a Carbon SUP Paddle?”

  1. DW 1DW

    I’m a big fan of pre-preg. The best windsurfing mast was made from pre-preg.

    I’d like to know which C4 models are pre-preg. I don’t think they all are, by the looks.

    When I cut my standard C4 carbon paddle down, I swear I saw kevlar in the shaft lamination. Am I correct? If so, C4 should let everyone know this. Nobody else is using Kevlar, that I know of.

  2. Fred Hyun 2Fred Hyun

    Thanks Evan, Everytime I view your site, I learn something new or it reinforces what I’m currently doing. All for the better! Mahalo!!!

  3. Evan Leong 3evan

    Thanks Fred. Congratulations today on your placing at Battle of the Paddle Hawaii.

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