The first time I unpackaged the Razer Invicta, my mouse movement was smoother than it had ever been. My mouse glided across the mat. It was as if I was moving it on a cushion of air. However, that did not last long. After a short while the mat became really rough to use. Right now my mouse scrapes against the surface. The feeling and the noise are unbelievably unpleasant. This is the same for both sides of the mat.
The Razer Invicta went from excellent to utterly useless in a very short period of time. I would expect an $80 mousepad from such a recognized brand to last at least a couple of years, but no. Mine barely lasted a couple of months. A very disappointing product from Razer that I certainly regret buying. Using my mouse on my desk is more pleasant.