The Compound is a revolutionary composite deck featuring our new CoreFlex Technology construction. Designed for freestyle riding and fluid carving, the Compound utilizes a cambered bamboo core sandwiched between fiberglass and high density material to provide the perfect flex pattern. Shock-absorbing Urethane Blast Tips are laminated into the deck to protect the kicktails from significant impact damage. If you enjoy a flexible and responsive ride the CoreFlex Compound is not to be missed!' The Flex 3 is the stiffest board and is recommended for people 160 pounds and up. * This deck DOES include grip tape. It will ship with grip as pictured at the posted price. If grip is selected from drop down menu, board is gripped as pictured with your choice of colored grip. If you want the grip shipped as a blank sheet, please specify in order comments.