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    a friend asked me this and I didn't know. What is cuben fiber?

    Cuben Fiber is a laminated fabric constructed from plasma-treated Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber monofilaments and polyester, PVF etc. films.

    The material is used in yachting, performance sailing, windsurfing, inflatables, airship hulls, medical applications and, increasingly, ultralight backpacking.

    The name Cuben Fiber was coined by the press in reference to America³ (pronounced America Cubed), the winner of the 1992 America's Cup. During the 1992 Cup, that yacht reportedly used sails made from precursors to the currently available commercial product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueblaze View Post
    Cuben Fiber is a laminated fabric constructed from plasma-treated Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber monofilaments and polyester, PVF etc. films.

    The material is used in yachting, performance sailing, windsurfing, inflatables, airship hulls, medical applications and, increasingly, ultralight backpacking.

    The name Cuben Fiber was coined by the press in reference to America³ (pronounced America Cubed), the winner of the 1992 America's Cup. During the 1992 Cup, that yacht reportedly used sails made from precursors to the currently available commercial product.
    Thanks! I wasn't aware either. Thought it was carbon fibers cigar loving cousin!

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    Cuben Fiber is something else we can sink or hard earned cash in to...

    xP

    Carbon fibers cigar loving cousins! Rofl! Yes and drive 1950 VW's too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    Yes and drive 1950 VW's too.

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    Shug told me he invented it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Shug told me he invented it.
    Nope....I invented taradiddles and tiddly-winks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Nope....I invented taradiddles and tiddly-winks.
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