No worries brother. I wasn't referring only to you, but many I have heard the same from. Besides, if these companies aren't borrowing and learning from each other's innovations, we all as consumers lose.
Anyhow, I appreciate your input on the Altered Genetics. However, my once concern in terms of the Total Ripper Series is that it has a flex of 6 at 159 and a flex of 7 at 162; whereas, the Altered Genetics has a flex of 7 at 159. If I end up with a TRS, should I size up, or will the difference in flex be negligible?
Also, how does the stability and flex of the NS SL-R compare to the aforementioned boards? The NS web site has it at a flex of 5.