I bought by boyfriend a $450 lib tech last year for his bday. The same thing happened to him. After riding it twice-the top layer began just chipping off. This season it has gotten so bad that it is chipping everywhere. For a spendy board-this is ridiculous. He loves the board (except for the terrible workmanship) and wants to return it for this years model, but I am hesitant for him to go with a lib tech again-especially after hearing this happened to someone else here. I don't know what they are doing over there at lib tech but if two people are having the same problem then they really need to make a quality board or get out of the business.