WHY CARBON? A guide for those of us who did not pay attention in school

FasterSkierDecember 12, 2006

Carbon technology is far from new. Ancient cavemen used amorphous Carbon in the form of charcoal to make spears and other weapons. This was the first example of sporting goods that used Carbon technology. Amorphous Carbon is one of the three primary allotropes of Carbon. Diamonds are the most glamorous of the Carbon allotropes but not necessarily the most expensive. Graphite is the third and perhaps most widely used allotrope of Carbon. It’s from Graphite that we get Carbon Fiber for modern sporting goods. Carbon has dozens of lesser used allotropes including nanotubes and nanofoam.