Indeed, some prefer the fiberglass, more elastic, and which therefore generates more ball exit and comfort. Some faces are covered with aluminized fiberglass, slightly less flexible than a conventional fiberglass, but still harder than a normal fiberglass.
If on the other hand you prefer a more rigid touch, for more power, but also durability, you will need to orient yourself towards the carbon fiber, a more resistant material and also lighter than fiberglass. There are also rackets that combine carbon and fiberglass for more versatility,which also benefits from the addition of graphene, a very light and resistant material.
- Carbon 1k, 3k, 6k, 12k, 15k, 18k…?
New generation snowshoes incorporate braided carbon : lighter and more resistant than conventional carbon. Depending on its number of filaments, it will have different properties. So the 18k carbon, or 18 filaments, which will be very rigid and will allow you to hit harder.
In comparison, the carbon 1k,will be lighter and will give more maneuverability to your pala. In addition, it will be less rigid so you will necessarily benefit from less power, but more comfort and absorption of vibrations.