7-Ply epoxy construction features the same weight as standard 7-Ply yet is significantly stronger. Epoxy is more aggressive than the normal water-base glue, which is the industry standard. Since epoxy is so strong, less of it is used yielding a considerably lighter, better deck that is stiffer and keeps is pop longer than normal decks. The epoxy resin locks the piles together much tighter while the decks are still in the actual presses during manufacturing. Normal decks always bounce back a bit as the newly pressed veneers fight their new shape, losing subtleties of the intended mold. The epoxy decks heavily reduce the bounce-back, keeping the subtle bends that were intended, again making it crisper and better overall.