Yes, Technine boards do have a durability issue, but they make very good jibs boards that are fun to ride. Without a doubt, there are countless other companies that make boards twice as good as Technine, but I still love them because of their graphics. To each his own though because I know plenty of people who hate their graphics. I do have to say that I HATE the image that Technine has built up. I remember the good old days when they were all about hitting backcountry jumps, but they defenitly got way to street oriented for my liking.