In 2008, we recognized the need for a modernized drum carder. We started by addressing the few shortcomings of the Standard Series: a taller frame and roller crank handle would be more ergonomic and a way to keep fiber from getting wrapped around the shafts would make cleaning easier and less frequent. In addition, a safe electric version would eliminate the need for the countless well-intentioned yet cringe-inducing home created motor conversions we had seen. We also received many requests for a larger batt size, but saw many drawbacks to simply going wider as our competitors did. Most importantly, our new carder needed to function as well as – if not better than – our Standard.