Devon Dotson on the CoreFlex Compound in Seattle

A look behind the scenes of the creation one of our CoreFlex Compound longboards. Each board is hand crafted in Tacoma, Washington south of Seattle by a local crew of skateboarders, artists and board sports enthusiasts. Team rider Devon Dotson grabbed our Flex 3 Compound longboard and hit the streets of Seattle with our photographer Matt McDonald.

Our new Compound longboards come in three flex options, feature urethane blast tips and our new CoreFlex Technology. More information below.

Urethane Blast Tips

Blast Tip

Our blast tips deflect the energy from the core of the board into the top and bottom reinforcement. Our blast tips can handle most every day impacts without damage (drops on concrete, moderate speed impacts, etc.), major impacts deflect into the top and bottom fiberglass sheet – creating repairable damage instead of irreparable damage.

Coreflex Construction

Core Flex Construction

CoreFlex construction is water resistant, impact resistant, scratch resistant and has a flex like you never thought possible. These boards combine fiberglass, epoxy, HD plastic, bamboo, and urethane to create a perfect blend of performance and strength.

Compound Longboards

How to Pick the Right Flex for You

Your board should be tuned to your size, weight, and personal preference. Use the chart below to determine the right flexibility for you. If your weight falls between two sizes pick the flexier option of your prefer a flexy ride, or step up to the stiffer option if you like your board a bit more firm.

Core Flex Weight Guide

Revolutionary Design

Our first deck to incorporate our CoreFlex Technology is the Compound, a revolutionary cambered composite freestyle deck available in 3 flexes.

We broke the mold when it came to designing the CoreFlex Compound. We carefully considered how to make a highly flexible board that was strong where needed, and durable at the same time. In order to do this we had to strategically distribute fiberglass reinforcement, skin the board in a durable HD plastic, and reinforce the tips with urethane bumpers. The bamboo core of the Compound is suspended in camber by tri-axial fiberglass – creating a springy and responsive ride that absorbs energy from the road surface (dampens bumps) while returning energy out of your turn. Uni-directional fiberglass is added to the nose and tail of the board to create a flex pattern conducive for freestyle tricks.

CoreFlex Features

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