Holy shit - Basalt now on sale in Australia!!!
Finding Basalt fibre was a monumental task that Mirsad undertook when starting up Navis Boards. He had little luck in Europe and of course that meant no chance in Australia. Alibaba was the only hope and they were hit and miss unless you wanted to but a container load.
Now, after following Peters link on his new board through to Play With Carbon I saw that Basalt fibre is for sale but the meter. Holy shit!! This is the most exciting thing since they solved Fermat last theorem.
Basalt is literally that - spun basalt rock instead of spun glass. Its properties are mid way between glass and carbon, so is the price but it looks like Carbon because its black as your darkest nightmares that you knew were going to catch you at some point.
Much happiness, long time.