It does. That’s why the use of carbon fiber as a battery box. It will be bonded to the wood core instead of screwed in like other companies. Electronics will be accessed from the top of the board. Giving it overall better waterproofing.
Price is only reasonable right now due to my shop and being able to use thrown out materials. I have a 13x45 sheet of 3/32 titanium that was left behind by a researcher. Normally would have paid $150 for it. Also the carbon fiber is being done custom. Any shop would have charged an arm and a leg to get it made. But, i’ve realized this and will be attempting to make my own carbon/maple hybrid ply so that I can make this project more affordable for people who want to buy the deck from me.