A couple of years ago I took the Wilton classes and they were just setting the stuff out for fondant at my store. Well someone in my class had just purchased the rolling pin and I hated it. Well I shopped around and I came up with the BEST rolling pin ever and all I paid was $2.00. I went to Home Depo and bought a 2 foot piece of PVC piping. came home washed it very well and took it with me to the next class. Everyone had gone out and bought the Wilton one and everyone hated it just like I did. In the end everyone is class was borowing my rolling pin because it was so smooth and it worked wonderful. Best investment I ever made, lol.
Hope it helps.