[Updated description from Maydaygames.com website as of 24 Feb 2012]
Hardwood Crokinole Tournament Board
This new board was inspected and supervised during manufacturing to ensure the quality would be top-notch. It has a hardwood veneer of 100% real beech wood, a hardwood that is sure to last for years to come. This board is a full-sided tournament board and has many upgrades over our older versions released in 2010 including:
-Upgraded wooden box for the game. This new wooden box has twice as many holes in the top so both players have their own scoring track, not a shared track. The shared track worked great but was a bit of a problem when the score was tied. Also the holes on the scoring track have been re-worked so the pegs for the scoring are the same size as the pegs for the board. It just simplifies things for everyone.
-Improved quality control and manufacturing process so there will be very little damage/scuff marks on the boards out of the box. Our 2010 release sometimes had some scratches/scuffs on the board when it came out of the box due to poor handling
-Better finish on the playing surface. In addition to 5 coats of lacquer/finish applied to the surface we have also applied a wax sealant to the top of the board. This will make the board faster right out of the box and while we still highly recommend an application of Carnauba wax be put on the board before playing for the best experience, this will be much better right out of the box too!
The boards are completed and shipped from the factory in Mid-February so they will be shipping to customers in mid/late March. They are on the boat now and will be to the USA soon. You can check the inspection process and see video of the board itself at: