Definetly a fine investment. I bought this with the intenvion of buying a premium board that would last a while. I wanted to make sure that I could look at other boards and feel confident with the one I was strapped into. You really gotta see it and feel it for yourself, the technology is far superior to what else is out there. The bottom is not simply flat, it has actual rivets like a golf ball that helps reduce resistance on the snow and keeps ur speed a lot higher. The brass edges help with reducing rusting. The sintered base helps with great feel and flex. The board is far superior to many others out there. If you are deciding between a few freestyle boards, u gotta look at how they stack up with attributes, and this beats the rest.