This Silicone Rollup Chess Board is the most flexible rollup type of chess board available today. The silicone material has zero memory and will lay out perfectly flat after being rolled up as tight as you can get it for long periods of time. It's durable and washable but the printing can be a little more splotchy looking than that of a vinyl board. Another characteristic of silicone that the texture does not allow pieces to slide as easily - it has some grip. Not necessarily bad, but definitely a different from a vinyl board where pieces slide smoothly. Given the pros and cons of silicone, this is chess board is an excellent choice for most players and if you intend to carry your chess board rolled up.
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A very nice board. I was surprised at how flexible it is. I like having the notation on board to help with writing moves in a scorebook.
No wrinkles or curls like the vinyl boards. Lays perfectly flat all the time. I wish they could make it without lettering.
Nice set strong enough for my 6 years old boy. Both the vinyl mat and the silicon mat (bought separately) look great and durable. My only complaint is that the package came with a broken bishop and one quick call to customer service fixed the problem.