I use this to practice every day. It is very durable and has two sides to play or practice. It has sides with different feel. The harder side is better to strengthen your stick control skills but noisier than the softer side. The softer side is silent, has smoother feel and easier to play. It is smaller in size and lightweight, so you can take it anywhere with you. You can use it on any kind of surfaces and it will not slip or move. I am very happy with it.