I run a PA company and needed a stool for our festival 'house kit'. To be honest this sees as much use around the workshop and stage side as a general stool as it does behind a drum kit. we bought it just to last the summer but it has exceeded expectations. Bear in mind that I'm a lot bigger than the average guy, at 150kg, s the stool has taken a lot of downward force without any damage to parts. The only exception is the feet - and here I should apply a note of caution. I used it as an engineers stool at a festival, on soft grass. my weight pushed the metal legs through the rubber feet. I should imagine it would be fine if used properly and it still suits our purposes but others may find that if there is a weak point, it may be that the rubber feet wear through over time. I should add though that despite the legs protruding from the feet, this doesn't appear to have effected use or stability in use.