Freebord FAQ: What’s the difference between maple and bamboo?

By December 18, 2015February 29th, 2016One Comment


Our maple decks are made with traditional 7 ply Canadian rock maple that most skate decks are made with. Maple decks have slightly more pop than bamboo decks, but aren’t as rigid as bamboo; either deck rides great and get the job done, it just depends on your personal preference.



Our bamboo-maple hybrid decks are made with a 5 ply Canadian rock maple core and 2 plys (top and bottom of vertically laminated bamboo). The bamboo plys make this deck stronger, slightly lighterand more rigid (providing more edge control/responsiveness than the pure maple deck).


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One Comment

  • Matthew Stutts says:

    which board type would you recommend for someone who had a little experience with skateboards and mid to high level snowboarding experience?

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