Thanks John. I don't deny the fact that once they get skidded over some rocks and such that the bottom is going to look fairly rough. But, fortunately, I don't spend much time looking at the bottom of my quad and if it is upside down so someone else can see it, we have bigger issues to worry about. However, the nice thing about teh anodized skids is that they look WAY better from the top side and the inside and front of the a-arm guards. All around, they look a ton better and this new kit fits even better than any other Ricochet kit we have had thus far.