Mechanical flex is an important property that is critical to the performance offins and surfboards.
Our Surf Flex Laboratory at the University of Wollongong (Australia) is a dedicated facility for mechanical testing of surfing equipment, e.g. fins, surfboards, cloths, inlays, leash bars, and leashes to name but a few.
We test the following
- tensile, torsional and compressive flex behaviour
- dampening behaviour using frequency analysis
- dynamic response using modal analysis aka “fingerprinting”
- Impact and fatigue testing.