Whether it’s $350, $500, or $800, as long as you have a boart that you are happy with, and it is durable, and you take good care of it, you will get your money’s worth if you surf enough. It’s an investment. Some boarts are still being ridden many years after purchase because pride of ownership keeps them around. Think about all the money we blow on lesser things! Let’s not be too cheap and run all the good shapers out of the business only to leave the pop out companies to work with.