• Why Carbon Fiber?

    “Not Just Round”

    Carbon fiber composites are used extensively in the aerospace, high performance automotive and sporting industries because of its’ high strength and low weight characteristics. Also commonly referred to as ‘graphite’, the material has become especially popular in the last decade as the material of choice for bicycles, high performance kayaks and paddles, race cars and, of course ROCKETS!

  • Carbon fiber has replaced aluminum as the primary material used to construct the Superjumbo Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and has dramatically reduced weight and increased efficiency of those massive airliners. Demand by those companies actually caused a brief shortage of carbon fiber worldwide, until suppliers were able to increase production and meet the increasing demand of manufactures. Rocket Shells sought a combination of materials which would take advantage of the materials acoustic properties, as well as exceptional strength to weight characteristics.

  • After years of research and development, professional feedback, and literally hundreds of design iterations, Rocket Shells developed and patented a manufacturing technology that maximizes carbon fibers’ mechanical and acoustical properties. Once assembled, the resulting drum is lighter, stronger, and louder than drums constructed from traditional materials. Make no mistake, Rocket Shells offer sound characteristics that are appreciated by drummers from all genres…