Sources for Carbon Fibre Sheets


#1

I’ve been looking for sources for carbon fibre sheet. I think the arms and legs are 3mm and the back plate is 2mm.

There are some options like this:

and some expensive options:

http://dragonplate.com/ecart/categories.asp?cID=95
http://dragonplate.com/ecart/categories.asp?cID=94

and some really inexpensive options:

Are carbon sheets graded? How can we determine whether width equates to strength?

One option would be to use less expensive plate for the back and legs, and more expensive 3mm for the arms which get pretty thin up near the tubes.


#2

I think you could save some coin by DIYing the sheets - I have not looked in depth or did a cost comparison but it does not look hard to make using a simple gravity compression technique.

This guy uses a press but I think simple weighted down plates will do the job.
diy CF sheets

Cheers, Patrick