This is the first whip I ever used from VB as it came with the older box purchased almost ten years earlier. It has held up well over the years, and when I first used it, I remember thinking, awesome! That said, since upgrading to the newer EZ whip, I can say for certain it is totally worth the extra money if you are on the fence. This is cheaper and totally works. But the big problem with this older model compared to the newer EZ model is this one is a pain to change the screens, so you tend to wait longer between cleanings. Pay more to get the EZ whip unless you don't vape very often or have small fingers and the patience to fiddle with inserting screens.