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    Cuben Proving Grounds

    I have visited to the cubic tech facility and have seen what I would have never expected. What most know of cubic tech are their 4 or 5 most notorious materials ranging from .5 oz to 1.4 oz. These are typically used for tarps, bags, UQ's, TQ's, etc. What you might not know about cuben fiber is they make a mass verity of materials all with different specification's such as the layers of film of the material the thread count and so on. They make sail material breathable material camouflage materials though I have only reached the tip of the iceberg and have still to acquaint myself with all these materials and specifications uses and what have you. First to be said is cubic tech probably has close to 50 different materials that can be used for any project. I am going to start a series of threads that might help people know a bit more about cuben tech since I am located near them. Also they are very friendly so don't be afraid of giving them a call or sending an email. I have quite a bit of cuben fiber and I am thinking about conducting some tests as far as abrasion, puncture, load. I will ask for ideas when I am ready and have videos for people to reference in the future. The cuben fiber I acquired you actually wouldn't find at quest or z pack not that they cant get it them selfs just that cuben makes many different variations of cuben fiber such as said before multiple film thickness fiber count so on. So I will be looking to really put this new wonder material to the test. My only problem now is I work 12 to 14 hours, 7 days a week trying to finish Arizona's 101 freeway. The deadline is Oct 20th so the wheels are turning. We plan to finish a little early at the end of the next week I know its not soon but I have several projects that are waiting until then.
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    Awesome, l can't wait to see your results. Let me know the next time you plan to visit them if you don't mind a tag along

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    if i can go ahead and suggest a few things for the videos, id see if you could get your hands on the same or similar to what tarps are made from, and do a drop test with a panel pulled tight like a strung tarp, using items youd find in the woods (ie: acorns & walnuts, twigs & branches) from a controlled height, say 20-30ft up (simulating a drop from a nice tall tree)

    just an idea!
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    I was just thinking about breathable cuben the other day.

    Seems like you could use a wide zig zag stitch with no actual thread to perforate the cuben and use it for a super light hammock.

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    A Camo Cuben would be the shiznit!
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    Let me be the first to say Thank You! I've been waiting for someone to put cuben fiber to the "extreme torture" test before I jump on the bandwagon. I will be very much looking forward to your results.

    I'd like to suggest another test...
    Using a single linear yard of cuben to make a "mini tarp", reinforce corner tie outs and all, you could tie it to the rear of a vehichle like a drag car chute. And drive at various speed to simulate high wind conditions. It will be interesting to see how the various weights of CTF perform in 60, 80, 100mph winds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    A Camo Cuben would be the shiznit!
    I've thought about this, but even better would be a 3D Leaf patterned material in black, brown, & green; like a cuben ghillie camo.
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    The new ZPacks breathable cuben rain jacket looks pretty awesome. And I'm about to order their new cuben/nylon hybrid pack. I'm excited to hear that there's even more cuben possibilities out there!
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    This is definitely a start. I was thinking about writing up cuben material profiles. A list of cuben materials that tell the properties, and characteristics. I will definitely make sure that I tape every bit of cuben carnage possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    A Camo Cuben would be the shiznit!
    What he ^ said
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