I was an approved Aluminium welder in my previous life, in the power construction industry for a global infrastructure group which included many MOD projects.
Aluminium is a fine material to work with providing it is handled by a skilled tradesman. It offers many advantages in the power, aviation, and nautical fields.
I became an accomplished triathlete where choice of race bike material became a serious issue. Steel, Carbon fibre, Aluminium, Titanium were all tried and tested. I finally settled on Aluminium as my choice of weapon due to its lightweight, stiff, responsive bombproof properties and never looked back.
I now own an XPRO Rib with Aluminium hull and am more than happy with its performance and ride qualities.