Hard Rock maple an outstanding material for skateboard construciton. It's dense fibers naturally create a durable laminate that is perfect for skateboarding. Boards made of 100% maple are naturally water repllent, ding resistant, and fully recyclable. Don't be fooled by low priced knockoffs using soft maple, birch, or other inferior materials. We use only clear North American Maple substainably harvested from the timber reserves surrounding the great lakes.