i got this but was lukewarm about the idea even at the time of purchase. im still lukewarm. it holds 2 boards fine, although the straps are too short...for two bigger boards it's pretty tight. It's slightly over-engineered vs a yakima or dakine setup where you have a rubber strap witha hole in it, and you just pull over the board and secure over a peg. I would have liked to go with that, but truthfully their websites didnt have my 1985 model car in their vehicle selectors and i needed a rack fast.