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Really should get out more
Really should get out more

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Originally posted by Paramedic

The main advantage of carbon in a hull its its stiffness relative to the same weight of glass. You'd be surprised however at how much glass there is in many carbon tubes and layups because it does do some things better than carbon does.

Why some classes use kevlar I really don't understand. 

Because the rules ban carbon... It might seem archaic in today's world but truly international one-design classes are not quick to change due to the consensus needed between national member associations. This is worsened by the perception in some parts of the world that carbon is still super expensive, when I don't think that's necessarily true any more - certainly for things such as kite poles, booms and tillers / extensions. 
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