I originally saw the board in person but bought it online later. It was exactly as advertised and exactly like the board I tried in the store. The board itself and all of its parts were perfect (it came assembled in the box). One minor unfortunate thing is that the tail is really easily scratched up. I tried riding inside my house on wood flooring--since the weather was bad outside--and one simple skid took the paint right off the tail. At least it's black so I can sharpie it in later. I haven't seen a board with a protected tail tip ever, so I expected the tail to be all scratched up just from cruising or losing balance every once in a while.
By the way, the art on the board is really subtle and beautiful, not to mention feels good to the touch.