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Hardy Barrels

Our carbon wrapping is carried out using low resin, high strength, pre-impregnated carbon cloth. Not filament winding or wet layup cloth.
Carbon is in fact one of the greatest thermal heat sinks available to man. So suggesting carbon retains heat is an impossibility. What does retain heat is resin, so high volume resin wrapped barrels will retain heat.
Our barrels are wrapped using the same types of carbon found in ultra-light racing cars and racing yachts.
We use the same carbon with the similar limiting design found in the spars and spreaders used in the American cup racing boats, which are at the leading edge of carbon fibre design and technology in the world.
We use the latest and most advanced methods in designing the way the barrels are laid up. Every contour is laminated specifically to that contour to give the most strength and rigidity for that specific carbon wall thickness. This is not a one way suits all system.
Not all carbon is created equal. Our cloth is not normal carbon cloth, giving us a very different result to that of other products. When this is combined with our patented Nanotech interwound bonding layer it changes the behaviour of the carbon laminate. This is due to its unique ability to make the laminate react to stress as a complete unit as opposed to normal laminate which reacts layer by layer.
Normal carbon wrapping methods spreads the stress over the localised area which at times can lead to catastrophic failure. Our patented Nanotech spreads all loading and stress over the entire laminate dissipating the pressure and stress.
The Hardy barrel inside the carbon, is 100% made in New Zealand, from 416R stainless steel. It is CNC gun drilled, precision reamed, button rifled, fully stress relieved, hand lapped and CNC contoured.
When our carbon fibre technology is combined with our match winning Hardy barrels the results have to be seen to be believed!

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