Yep worth the effort$$$. I have a 6'6' Indo Flyer I bought 2 yrs ago and it is probably the best board I have ever owned. Bought it to surf in Indo as a one board quiver and it worked fine as a step up board in larger waves as well as in the smaller stuff. I went for standard glass and no colour to keep costs down.
banksy does a nice job of proving his shapes work when he surfs a good wave