First off, this thing is just designed with a ton of obvious and clever thought. It can be several different types and difficulty of rail hold depending just on where you grip it. I know the 'omnidirectional' stuff can seem like marketing speak but they really back it up with the product here. They really seem to have thought about it. Its versatility is so important if you have a smaller home wall like mine, too. It's also an excellent size; feels longer than I expected, which gives more room to the different incuts. I personally don't love the texture, which is really smooth. That's not Atomik's fault though. The description is accurate in that it's much more skin-friendly and silky-feeling than the other Atomic holds I have. But maybe a little too smooth just for me, personally. I found the installation a little hard. I used the screws you can order with it and I think, if you're going to do that, you need to make sure you have pretty thick and solid backing behind the panel or whatever you're using. When I first put it up and tried to use it (granted, I put it under a hard stress doing a dyno up to it and I'm not a small person), the screws on the thicker end of the rail ripped straight out (those on the other side did stay in). That's on me, not really Atomik, just reporting. Really seems like this would be better bolted, but I know that's difficult for rails. It says how much I like this rail and how well designed I think it is that I've reworked part of my wall so I can have it up there. The listed V-ratings seem accurate; I don't think it can get above V4 without an extreme angled wall, fwiw, but I'm also not the most experienced, so take with a grain of salt. It is kind of my favorite type of hold: something that is challenging and a little different but not useless for a beginner-type and can get harder just by your own adjustment as to how you use it. Also, really must be said; I know screw-ons are a little cheaper and I'm kind of a grump about cost but this is a FANTASTIC price for this hold.