I wore my CTRL RX down to the foam in only 3 months. Don't really recommend a non grind base for the cable unless they are cheap throwaway boards. CTRL has spouts some crap in their description that says they don't need a grind base. That's because once you bought it they don't need a grind base on your board, you do.
We donít use or need the typical grind or jib base. No 4 letter base materials here, you industry peeps know what Iím talking about. Instead, hell, why not just build boards that straight up perform and hold up to some abuse. Putting a band-aid bottom on a board so that the rail can fail or the board can break, what is the point? With Flak, our lowest end boards with a simpler base construction will hold up as well as these Grind or Jib Base boards and believe me we are just getting started on those.