Here at Exile we offer two finishes for the deck of our boards Glossy and Textured.
All our beginner and intermediate level boards, the EX0 and EX1 come standard with a Gloss Finish. This finish is shiny and smooth to the touch, and allows for simple traction application with no extra steps needed (except maybe a quick wipe down to remove any dust).
While we do offer the Gloss Finish for our higher end boards, we highly recommend against it as it adds additional weight without adding any additional strength, and we firmly believe if you're buying a high end skimboard that strength and performance should be your key considerations...
That's why we recommend the Textured Finish on our EX2 and Double Carbon Epoxy models.
This finish is Light, Strong, Durable, and preferred by riders who put more emphasis on performance than cosmetics. This is the finish the company was built on and the golden standard in which others imitate. Some sanding required for proper traction adhesion.
*Certain board options will require us to build the board with the textured finish such as Competition Weight™, Colored Rails, and/or G.O.A.T Construction™