Using a good quality backerboard is the key to the life of your rhinestone template. The benefit of rhinestone templates are that you can use them over and over again. If you put your template on a low quality backerboard it may lessen the life of your template and you may need to cut a new template sooner than if you had put the template on a good quality backerboard to start.
Our backboard lasts and lasts. It is not a cardboard or chipboard material that will split or peel away from your template. Once your template is placed on the backerboard it's there to stay and you've got a nice sturdy template that you can use to make thousands of tranfers with.