Yes, I think it does come with zick kit, I was thinking of the 07 probally. If you have 2500 dollars the Virtue is well worth it :tup. But the gun is pretty much perfect stock.Doesnt the 08 come with a zick kit? And the board is just fine in it. As for barrel i have a deadly wind carbon fibur barrel on mine and its excellent, buy it. I know a lot of people on here will agree on me with that. Also Killa detents are a great upgrade, the ego tends to go through detents fairly fast and the killa ones are great. My friend put them into his 05 when it first came out and he just had to replace one this past season.