yes, it is the same overall shape of the pulse/3ds/clash but the core is much different. not only is it lighter but WAY stiffer and recoils to its original shape much faster. this gives the board the same life and pop for many many years. and its got a limited lifetime warrenty.
I know murrays board def is changing read it on here somewhere....... But I have ridden the marek it was not for me......I have ridden. 3ds tho and loved it so if it's along the same lines then it should work for me