She seemed to defy gravity throughout the dance, standing on the tips of the rubber and carbon fiber feet.
For jazz and Latin dances, she wore a carbon fiber foot with an adjustable heel that let her dance up on her toes.
Composites—in effect, laminations of many layers of carbon fiber, other plastics, as well as adhesives—are a chemical cocktail.
|carbon fiber |
An extremely strong, thin fiber, consisting of long, chainlike molecules of pure carbon that are made by charring synthetic fibers such as rayon in the absence of oxygen. Carbon fibers are used in high-strength composite materials in aircraft, automobiles, architectural structures, and in other applications where light materials capable of withstanding high stress are required.