I've had four boards in two years. I paid for the first board and the other three boards were free, in which I was grateful. I can no longer get a free board because the warranty has expired. There's a defect in this product because it keeps breaking. I'm using the board correctly and I don't weigh over 500 pounds. I'm very disappointed that they don't stand by their product. I was offered a discount if I wanted a new board but this isn't an option if it keeps breaking.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend