Our Slate deck is mostly constructed from the same Maple that is used in most skateboards. Carbon fiber inlays are added to reduce weight, improve strength, and maintain resilience through the life of the deck. Ultra-high-strength Hybrid-Polymer™ tip-fills are added to prevent chipping and delamination, and reduce razor tail. This material also has a high rebound which adds significant pop. This unique construction allows this board to last an average of 6X longer than a standard maple board.