Yur Trippin, I rode The banana all season, and I can safely say it is the best board I've ever ridden. Don't get me wrong, I did encounter similar problems with the tip and tail de-laminating but other than that it was an awesome shred stick. The issue is a simple fix, just use some epoxy and your good. And boards always get better with each season, so expect great things from the 08/09 version. K2's are shitty, trust me, I ride hard, but my friends do not. two of my friends broke two K2s each, in one season. DO NOT BUY A WEAPON, OR DARKSTAR.