It definitely has its flaws, but it kept me from being stranded in the middle of BFE so I'd say it worked.
But like anything else, there are different levels of product quality/durability. This one was just not intended to be beat on the way I beat on it. Some of it is poor line choice other is choice of roads/trials that are friggen gnarly. Not that I'm doing anything unique but the majority of riders I run into on a ride cannot believe I am where I am on a wee.
That said, I'm dropping the loot for an Alt Rider system as it has similar specs to skid plates found on more aggressive dual sport bikes (XR/DR/GS etc).
I think it should do the trick and hopefully I will get better at riding and be able to avoid more hard impacts. I don't know if anyone saw my video I posted on Flatland Rd, but at the very end, I took a serious impact on a huge rock and it made me say bad words. I need to stop doing that.